HiLo Blackjack Strategy

Many blackjack players agree that HiLo strategy perfectly combines in itself simplicity and effectiveness. In the frame of this betting system the player is to assign certain value to each card open in the hand. Consider the following rating:<!–more–>

• Ace, Ten and face cards = -1
• Seven, Eight and Nine = 0
• Deuce, Three, Four, Five and Six = 1

During the hand the player should carry out calculations in accordance with HiLo blackjack strategy: increase or reduce the bet by one unit depending on the card received.

Note: the cards in play are not returned to the deck after each hand; that is why you do not need to renew you calculations every time.

So, according to the blackjack HiLo strategy you are to increase the bet size depending on the points’ sum you have counted. Thus the bigger this sum is, the more Tens, Aces and face cards remain in the deck – and this is very profitable for you. If the sum is negative, HiLo strategy recommends you to fold.

Pay attention to the fact that HiLo blackjack system effectiveness is not that high when the game is played with more than one deck. If you know the exact number of decks, use the following formula: S / D, where “S” stands for the cards points’ sum you have counted and “D” stands for the decks’ number in play. The more decks have already played, the higher system effectiveness becomes.