Anyone who is a professional gambler has taken the time to learn the odds and statistics of the various games. You don’t get to be a winner, especially a big winner by luck. Oh yeah, there’s always stories about some lucky stiff who went to Vegas their first time and returned home with a bundle. Random chance has a way of working like that.
But, we’re not talking about them; we’re talking about the person who’s trying to make a living by beating the odds. These people are probably some of the coldest, most calculating mathematicians on the face of the planet. They’ve tried every angle, calculated the odds, and most importantly worked to develop a system that increases their chances of winning.
The simplest and most common system doesn’t deal with how they play their cards, as much as it deals with how they place their bets. They bet with the intention of slowly incrementing their winnings, instead of making a killing. It’s all based upon their “unit” bid.
- Start of by determining the unit bid, we’re going to use $2.00. Bet that every hand, until you lose.
- Once you’ve lost a hand, double your next hand’s bid, so you have a chance to recover your loss.
- For every hand you lose, continue doubling your bid on the next hand.
- Once you win, go back to your base unit bid.
If you’re playing Blackjack by the standard guidelines, you’re going to win some hands and lose some hands. The odds of losing a string of hands gets more and more astronomical the longer the string gets. By using this system of doubling your bet, you eventually recoup all you’ve lost.
There’s only one problem with this system; the casino knows it too. That’s why they put table limits. By doing so, they guarantee that you can only double your bet so many times. Eventually, you hit the upper limit for that table, if you lose it, you’ve lost everything.