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Posted by Cyrus on 3 November 2002, at 10:40 a.m., in response to Non-bet spread counting?, posted by Calib Vincent on 2 November 2002, at 2:41 a.m.
"I'm employing a simple hi/lo system on multidecks with some of the major bs variations. As I'm not yet prepared to put big money on the line (a bank roll of a few hundred dollars is already big for me), I'm wondering if there are any other ways to capitalise on the knowledge brought by cc than employing large bet spreads.
How helpful is it, for instance, to scan the tables for a good count before starting to play? To what degree would playing just bs (with the variations) be enough to give me an edge over the house?"
Instead of spreading, there's wonging. It's the practice whereby you back-count a game (ie count without playing) until the count is sufficiently high, in which case, you place a bet. Essentially you flat bet only when you have the advantage.
There's plenty of information around, concerning when to bet, how much to bet as a percentage of your bankroll, what is your expectation with this style of play, etc.
1. Many casinos do not allow mid-shoe entry.
2. You may get tired standing around all night!
3. You may not find a spot open when the count is "sufficiently high".
4. If the table is full and you are obliged to place a bet behind someone else, you may not like how he plays the hand !
5. You are probably under-capitalized ("a few hundred dollars") even for this sort of play.
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