What is Card Counting?

September 10th, 2000

This video introduces you to the concept of Card Counting. Card Counting is a system that you use to keep track of cards in order to gain the advantage over the house.

So let’s talk a little bit about what card counting actually is. Card Counting is a system that you use to keep track of cards so that you know when you have the advantage and can act in a way that will actually “beat the house.”

Understanding what card counting is is actually really important because one of the biggest or first questions people ask is “is it legal?”And based upon our definition of it, of course it’s legal. Because when you take into account what you are doing you’re doing nothing more than keeping track of information that is available to all the players and you are actually processing it in your brain. So in order for them to say that card counting is illegal they would essentially have to say that using your brain is illegal.

Now the next part of this course is gonna really to focus on how to card count and how to beat the casinos.