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Blackjack Expert Explains How Card Counting Works | WIRED

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There's a lot more to counting cards in Blackjack than meets the eye. Mike Aponte, former member of the infamous MIT Blackjack Team, takes us through the complicated process of counting cards. Still haven’t subscribed to WIRED on YouTube? ►► http://wrd.cm/15fP7B7 ABOUT WIRED WIRED is where tomorrow is realized. Through thought-provoking stories and videos, WIRED explores the future of business, innovation, and culture. Blackjack Expert Explains How Card Counting Works | WIRED
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Kārlis Briedis (12 hours ago)
What if you have an 8 deck shoe of which you only use around half of the cards in the shoe? Pretty sure you can't count the cards there.
genesisblock (1 day ago)
so thats why they didn't let me bring my calculator into the casino
mArsch Hans (3 days ago)
Rip UFO 361
vavasssc (7 days ago)
I think my IQ just dropped
FcoSeven (9 days ago)
okay now teach us how casnios catch card counters.
Ministry of propaganda (10 days ago)
Too much math not my game
Goolz96 (12 days ago)
EDIT: I lost $10,000 Thanks man! I’m gonna go try this tonight! 😁
Mc Dickwong (14 days ago)
wtf did you even show me
Awsum Clips (15 days ago)
I literally have no idea what you just said
Graduated Links (16 days ago)
What does he mean by units??
OOO MMM (19 days ago)
The guy speaking is informative, but I could do without the dealer wanker doing the card magic tricks as the other guy talks, it's too distracting to concentrate on the ideas when the card dealer is showboating!
Skeptomenosellinas (22 days ago)
Interesting video, but a more interesting one would be a video that deomonstrates how to beat continuous shuffling machines
Chimichanga - (26 days ago)
word of advice don't do this in a casino unless you wana get banned they will find out if your counting cards.
FRIES KILLER (26 days ago)
With the magic tricks the vid is 🔥
In Search Of Trance (29 days ago)
My brain hurts
Ken Rodgers (30 days ago)
Easy way... Group the cards into 4... 2345... 6789... 10 10 10 10 and Ace... Averages ... And keep track of cards left and you have it...
Ken Rodgers (30 days ago)
This is relative to the average total card... If higher or if lower than average presto
Ken Rodgers (30 days ago)
Multiply everything
Ken Rodgers (30 days ago)
More accurate and you can multiply by 2 to get whole numbers
Zülfikar Sarıdağ (1 month ago)
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Citizen (1 month ago)
I lost you at 0:00
Cindy Victoria (1 month ago)
I’m 15 and have no idea how black jack works why am I here 😂
Gabee gbyr (1 month ago)
Ok then , ill bring pen n A4 paper , an abacus to the casino with me.
GamerZ026 (1 month ago)
Does anyone understand alien language?
TheCladi8or (1 month ago)
That is the absolute hardest, most ridiculous way to count or keep track.... JUST KEEP TRACK OF THE AMOUNT OF HIGH CARDS LEFT... WHEN THERES LOTS OF HIGH CARDS-- BET MORE
Furkan pasha (1 month ago)
Şuan anladım
Mehmet Köroğlu (1 month ago)
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Kshitiz Gupta (1 month ago)
I am here because I just saw 21 .. -.- -. --- .-- -- --- .-. ... .
Kshitiz Gupta (1 month ago)
Awesome explanation
TheOfficials Real (1 month ago)
How to do GTA SA Caligula Heist the hard approach
BodhiZaffa (1 month ago)
a simple way to beat blackjack is if you lose, just double your bet. Keep doing that until you win again and win back what you lost. Statistically, its hard to lose more than 6 hands in a row.
Pranks313 (1 month ago)
How to count cards 101 Step 1. Realize there’s math involved. Step 2. Realize you failed math class then give up on counting cards. Step 3. Repeat steps 1 and 2 as needed
Batcave (1 month ago)
I tried this trick like four or five times and managed to count em right, but they found out that I'm counting. I still can't figure out how could they know...
Athletic Chicken (1 month ago)
Is it just me or does it confuse anyone else when he does his card tricks, kinda distracting, i came to learn to count cards not to look at a magic tricks
chandler smith (1 month ago)
Ace jack Q K +1 2-6 is. -1
wally west (1 month ago)
I don't wanna be racist, but this seems like math only Asians can do...
hangandrew (1 month ago)
this seems like calculous 2
Pablo Rotem (1 month ago)
the best casno game is by far this blackjack game on google play - https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.balckjackvegas.onlinecasingame
Reshiram52 (1 month ago)
Just set Luck to 10 and you're good to go
Leonard C (1 month ago)
Or you could just get a day job and apply your intellect to a meaningful pursuit. What is it with these kinds of people. Just a certain mentality of person.
Rockwell Butler (1 month ago)
banker player is better than dealer., like California rules.
Rockwell Butler (1 month ago)
Casino ban
Colin hurst-ashbaugh (1 month ago)
except they use automatic shufflers every 5 hands or so
choseni24 (1 month ago)
I got a question. If the first card is burned how can the count every be accurate? If its a 7, 8, or 9 thats fine. But if its 2-6 the count is +1. If 10-Ace its -1 correct? If thats the case does the first card not count?
Tantheman93 (1 month ago)
Ha. He would be Asian
Oscar Amaral (1 month ago)
Texas hold ‘em or die
Clarence LeFort (1 month ago)
Pegasus 2 count is the best.
Sonia Flores (1 month ago)
I nominate this comment section for outstanding comment section of the year
Evan Taaved Pert (2 months ago)
Hi Lo
The Laughing Lion (2 months ago)
so I hit on blackjack right?
WhatsHappening783402 (2 months ago)
Small Pound (2 months ago)
First of all, this video…wow! Great Job!
T.J. Kolberg (2 months ago)
I don’t get these comments. He did a great job, that was “stupid easy” (as they say). Great video, sir!
cerlyn tobias (2 months ago)
I could barely understand what he was even saying. That background music was horrible and way too loud.
Gio Mosqueda (2 months ago)
He lost me at the intro...
J H (2 months ago)
Ok so what do I need to do?
Prob_io (2 months ago)
Ooo a magician
Alexander Georg (2 months ago)
.... and when there is a shuffling machine on the table ... you can forget ALL of this ... :)
Jumee Hu (2 months ago)
Oh god... say what? 🙀You lost me sir at -1 +1.. yeah pretty much lost me at start lol
dBolotok (2 months ago)
You need to learn how to make instructional videos. We came here for words, not music.
Dwight Howard (2 months ago)
Who else had to go back and rewatch 1:19 to actually listen to what he was saying
Neo DC (2 months ago)
Wait, -1 + +1 = 3? Wait, what was the first one?
J U (2 months ago)
I understood nothing
Eagle Eye (2 months ago)
So confusing lol.
He is Lying..................!
Bubbas Ernie (2 months ago)
With practice, this doesn't seem that hard. I'm sure it's difficult in a real Black Jack setting and requires alot of focus. But the idea is not too bad.
iSirAnonymous (2 months ago)
Okay, but how do you play Black Jack?
Boston Dipper (2 months ago)
The concept itself is quite easy, its the mental mathematics and multitasking ability that eludes some people.
alien invasion (2 months ago)
Never expect to win in Vegas if you are an amateur
Rave In Peace (2 months ago)
English isn't my native language I have no clue how blackjack is played and now I'll try to understand how card counting works in 5:37 😅
1000 vids no subscribers (2 months ago)
I thought this was more complex but its fairly easy, just takes practice to be able to do it without looking so focused
bob bob (2 months ago)
this was not well explained at all . show me how to use the count . vid didn't shot it
Tarek BR (2 months ago)
Your voice goes so low at the end of each sentence that make me be turning up and down the volume. Big deslike. Next time improve sound quality
s00prman (2 months ago)
Can someone explain why the advantage turns in your favor? As in, if you have good odds of getting good cards, doesn't that mean the dealer also has good odds of getting good cards?
Michael Martinez (3 months ago)
you notice at the end he's like "You're starting to get a sense of what you need" - starting ??
Benyseus (3 months ago)
Wait in Black jack isn’t one of the cards face down? How can keep the running count if you don’t know the face down cards of the other players?
crni195 (19 days ago)
I would assume something like this : other players receive cards totally randomly, meaning there are roughly the same odds of getting low or high card. So that means their cards are completely irrelevant.
Anthony Byne (3 months ago)
Satan (3 months ago)
ross hirst (3 months ago)
Someone explain when the high cards come out. The dealer must have the same odds as getting a good hand too.
Cathys (3 months ago)
uh wat
Konsuelo Ramírez (3 months ago)
I want the deck handler to handle my life
mike larry (3 months ago)
Thanks he made this simple basically wen the dealer deal out a lot of low cards it benefits us the more high card they deal it benefits the house
Francisco Arroyo (3 months ago)
Marche (3 months ago)
my head hurts
SouR Graphics (3 months ago)
Why does counting cards only give a 1% better winning chance? Why do casinos kick card counters with such a small profit?
Manic97 (3 months ago)
Not sure where you got the 1%, but I have read that you can win up to 150$ per hour more with card counting than without.
JJ 71919 (3 months ago)
Wait I’m confused what is the true count I understand the +1,-1 thing to get like -3 but where did he get a true count of 20
Gianluca Fuoco (3 months ago)
how would you know how many decks remain or have been used?
Manic97 (3 months ago)
You either estimate it or you just count how many cards the dealer has dealt...
Scourge (3 months ago)
Funny how mental processes are illegal in some states.
Mirko Peric (3 months ago)
I just wanted to learn to play bingo
simon brooker (3 months ago)
He forgot to carry the 1
Calsefire (3 months ago)
I got lost after you used black magic to change the cards
Michael Galloway (3 months ago)
Uh....I will stick to mini baccarat lol
Robert Ri (3 months ago)
Casinos dont let you win a lot of money but at the same time they let you loose a lot of money,scum of the earth.
HYDRA DYNAMIC (3 months ago)
I used to count cards while dealing and tell players when to raise their bets in order to increase my tips whenever I was totally bored
Mr. Flash Comics (3 months ago)
Do you do the true count math after every hand or after every estimated deck amount has been used?
APARAJITH C (3 months ago)
Is your face slightly to the right of your body or Im seeing it wrong?
allwrighty100 (3 months ago)
Kinda obsolete nowadays with the proliferation of shuffling machines. Any casino that takes game security seriously will have a shuffler. I've met many more people who think they can count cards than those that can actually do it, which itself is good for the casino..
Dave Allum (4 months ago)
This feels like learning a language that doesn't exist yet ...
jort93z (4 months ago)
I might be missing something, but doesn't the dealer ALSO get better cards when there are more high cards in the deck?
Jacky Yung (4 months ago)
no good.....gambling.....
Tommy V (4 months ago)
What about when you are supposed to hit or stay? How do you count what the next card will be?
Armani Sg400 (4 months ago)
He blew my high tryna figure this out 😤
Robert Walsh (4 months ago)
I have a headache

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