Card counting is a very good strategy to use when playing online live blackjack, or even blackjack in a land-based casino. In fact, it is a technique used almost solely with blackjack than with any other card game. However, if you are going to use card counting when playing blackjack, you have to remember that while it is not illegal to do card counting, you have to make sure that you will not get caught doing it. Otherwise, card counting will not work in your favor.
There are a few tricks that you need to learn in order to master card counting and to make it more effective for you when playing blackjack. First of these tricks is to practice it by yourself first before applying it to a game of online live blackjack. As our teachers always say, practice makes perfect. Once you have gotten card counting down pat, it would be easier for you to do it no matter how fast the cards are being dealt on the table. No matter how many distractions that you encounter while playing blackjack, it will be hard for you to actually lose count once you have mastered how to do it.
Learning how to focus is the second trick you need to learn when counting your cards in a game of online live blackjack. As you know, there are so many things that can take your attention away from your game, whether you are playing from your computer at home or playing at a land-based casino. Despite these distractions, you will need to know how to keep counting your cards regardless of the situation.
However, you must not be too focused as to ignore what is happening around you, especially if you are playing at a land-based casino rather than in an online casino. That would be disastrous because the dealer would know for an instant that you are counting cards, and once she senses that, she would try her best to counteract your counting by making random shuffles of the decks in the shoe. When she starts doing that, your card counting will stop being effective for you.
Therefore, the third trick you need to learn when counting cards is subtlety. Be aware of what is going on around you even when you are trying to keep the count of the cards. Another thing you could do to hide the fact that you are counting cards is to keep your betting spread small. The betting spread refers to the pattern you make with your betting and the differences between each bet. Of course when you are expecting the value of the card to be low, you will wager only the absolute minimum, and you would raise it when you are expecting high-value cards. Keep the increments of your wagers low so the dealer would not spot you at your card counting.
Lastly, make sure you know how to manage your bankroll when card counting in live online blackjack. It is so tempting to blow all your money away at one round when you think you know that you will win.