one of many common questions on the minds of newcomers to online casino
gambling: Are the blackjack hands dealt from a shoe?
the case of every software package to be run through third-party testing, the
answer is yes. And the next logical question is, "Wouldn't that make it
extremely easy to count cards?"
who know the ins and outs of gambling understand that successful card counting
in blackjack is one of the few ways to gain an edge on the casino. Because most
casinos use multiple decks (typically as many as six), only those who are
extremely skilled at counting cards can achieve this.
makes Internet blackjack a very attractive alternative because it's a breeze
counting cards when you can write down every card that is turned--something
that's prohibited at terrestrial casinos for obvious reasons--and clean house,
quite. The second variable in determining the difficulty of counting cards is
penetration (the number of cards dealt before the deck is reshuffled). This is
because a counter cannot assess the probability of certain cards being dealt
until the majority of cards have already been shown.
casinos, unlike real-world casinos, have the option of shuffling the deck after
every hand, and they do. Thus, there's no way to take advantage of any card
counting system because not enough cards are shown.
only scenario in which card counting can be effective is a multi-player
single-deck game in which everyone can see all the cards that are dealt. To my
knowledge, no online casinos offer such a game.
your way to a fortune playing blackjack is great thought, but back here in
reality, it's an impossibility. Stick with perfect strategy and your chances of
coming out on top aren't too bad. But, aside from cheating, you'll never swing
the odds in your favor.