# A Counting Conundrum

If you can count to 10 then you can make money at the blackjack table when playing through your Unibet bonus. With a bit of time, dedication, and knowledge you can learn to count cards and make more money from blackjack than you ever thought possible.

Of course, as with all things in the gambling world, learning how to count cards isn’t easy. In fact, it’s fair to say that card counting is one of the trickiest gambling strategies you can try and master. One of the main reasons that card counting is difficult to master is that everything inside the casino is stacked against you.

At its basic level card counting is a relatively simple process: every time you see a card between 2 and 6 you add one to your running count, every time you see a card between 10 and ace you subtract one from your count and if you see a 7, 8, or 9, you do nothing. This process continues for a number of hands until you divide your running total by the (approximate) number of decks left in the shoe. This process gives you your true count and lets you know whether the deck is in your favour (contains a high percentage of tens) or against you (the deck contains a lot of low cards).

If you’re relatively proficient at mental arithmetic then this strategy won’t be too hard to get your head around. However, theory is always easier than practice because once you sit down at the blackjack table things get a lot harder. The speed of the dealer, the noise of the casino and the constant calling of numbers are all designed to interrupt your count. In turn this can affect your whole strategy, because even if you’re wrong by the smallest margin you can lose a lot of money. Indeed, making a mistake whilst card counting will likely cause you to lose more money than if you hadn’t tried it at all.

If you want to make more money from blackjack, then card counting is a great way to do it. However, you need to make sure you master the technique properly otherwise it will be more of a hindrance than a help.