You've heard the term "counting cards" before, and here you will learn a very simple, basic card counting method called the "plus-minus count." This technique can help to tip the scales in your favor and beat the casino.
Step 1: Card Values
When using the "plus-minus count," each card has a value. Cards 2 through 6 have a +1 count. Cards 7 through 9 have a 0, or neutral count. Cards 10 through ace have a -1 count.
Step 2: The Count
The count starts at 0.
As each card is dealt, add that card's value to the count.
For example: If an Ace, king, 2, 7,6,4, and 5 are dealt, the count is +2
The dealer's face-down card is not counted until it is flipped.
Step 3: Keep Counting
Continue the count as the cards are dealt out of the deck, the count does not reset to 0 after each hand.
The plus-minus count is know as a "balanced" system, meaning that a standard 52 card deck will always bear a count of 0 after all 52 cards are dealt.