# Can you count cards in a 6 deck shoe?

## Can you count cards in a 6 deck shoe?

In a famous scene from the 1988 Oscar-winning film ‘Rain Man’, an apparently-savvy casino security guard says, sagely, while watching main protagonist Charlie Babbit playing blackjack at Caesars Palace, ‘You know there’s no-one in the world that can count into a six-deck shoe.

### How many decks can you count cards with?

Remember that card counting is nothing more than mentally adding plus values and minus values, and you can do that with six and eight decks as easily as you can with a single deck of cards.

How many hands are in a 6 deck shoe?

It doesn’t take 15 minutes to deal a 6-deck shoe — nowhere near that long. With a total of four players at the table, you will get, typically, 90-95 hands per hour. With five players, figure 5/6 of that amount, or about 75-79 hands.

Why do casinos use 6 decks in blackjack?

That doesn’t mean single-deck and six-deck games are equivalent. Given equal rules, six-deck games have house edges a little less than half a percent higher than one-deck games. In large part, that’s because blackjacks occur more frequently with fewer decks.

## How much of an edge does card counting give?

In a standard 6 deck blackjack game each true count will move the house edge half a percent toward the player’s advantage. So a true 1 would basically erase the house edge and blackjack would be an even game. A true 2 puts the player advantage up to about half of 1 percent and the house edge becomes the player’s edge.

### What is the best way to count decks?

The best practice is to get ahold of 6 or 8 decks and practice estimating at home. Look at the discard rack and estimate how many decks are left to play by estimating how many have been used. If you use an unbalanced count (Red 7, KO) you do not have to estimate count and can use only the RC. Using RC with Hi-Lo just doesn’t work.

Do you count cards in cards?

Yes he did, but it isn’t true. Remember that card counting is nothing more than mentally adding plus values and minus values, and you can do that with six and eight decks as easily as you can with a single deck of cards. MYTH: YOU NEED A TREMENDOUS BANKROLL TO BE A CARD COUNTER.

Do card counters memorize every card in the deck?

The general public believes that a card counter memorizes every card in the deck (just like Rain Man did in the movie). The fact is that card counters don’t memorize every card. What they do is assign a “tag” to specific cards (like +1 or –1), and then add or subtract the tags as the cards appear on the layout.

## Is card counting hard to learn?

The movie 21 portrays card counting as an intellectually difficult task that can be learned only by top-level MIT college students with high IQs. Hogwash. If you have average intelligence (meaning you can read, write, and can mentally add and subtract), you can learn card counting. MYTH: CARD COUNTERS WIN ALL THE TIME. Rain Man did.

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