Make money playing BlackJack with Card Counting!

Hello my one or two followers! As promised, here is the video on how to do BlackJack card counting and a demo of the simulator! The results appear to prove that it works.

For those who want a TLDR and prefer reading instead of watching my super entertaining video, these are the main things to learn. (It would be super awesome of you, if you still click my video to like and subscribe)

  • BlackJack “Basic Strategy” [Link]
  • Counting cards using the Hi/Lo system. [Link]
  • Adjust your strategy with the Illustrious 18. [Link]
  • Appropriately size your bets.

For the bet sizing, I didn’t find any really good reading materials on. Instead, I ended up doing a lot of simulated scenarios. My video has a few examples how the betting adjustments will impact things like minimum bank roll and avoiding heat.

As for an update on what’s going on. Regrettably, I’m pausing on Tanks Vs Jellyfish, because work, family, extended family and everything else is taking it’s toll. I want to get my dopamine fixes with lower hanging fruit victories and I was thoroughly entertained making this simulator.

I am pivoting to write a super rad BlackJack game to practice and develop skills to beat the house. While watching the simulator over and over, it gave me an itch to play and practice. Hopefully I can impress that one friend that would go to Vegas with me.

I do see that there are other fantastic BlackJack trainers out there. Those seem great and for those who can’t wait look them up. Regardless, this will be another fantastic learning/growing opportunity for me to build something and productionize.

Thanks for all of you who are reading, watching and giving me support.

Does Card Counting work in Black Jack?

I’ve heard a few times in passing that you can count cards and beat the casino in Black Jack. Over the years I spent a little time understanding the basic premise, but only got a shallow idea and never knew if it actually worked. I don’t often go to the casino and I have a crazy low risk tolerance when I do go. Usually I pull out $200 bucks for gambling and then come home empty handed. So do I actually know how it works? Each time I go, I always think I should really test this out and find out.

So I wrote an implementation of the BlackJack game. The rules of BlackJack card counting that I found here and also a simulator. Most YouTube or web content shows the basic ideas of how to count and bet. However, it misses some important details that I was able to uncover with my simulator.

I’m prepping a video for it and here is a sneak peak of a simulated results. I’m also re-using the code to write a BlackJack app that will be fun and also teach you how to play BlackJack to beat the house!