All you need to know about Shuffle Tracking in Blackjack
What is Shuffle Tracking?
Shuffle tracking is the method by which a gambler identifies and watches groups of cards (called clumps) in multiple deck card games (such as Blackjack). By understanding where each clump of cards are in the pack and what cards are most likely to be in that clump, they can increase the odds in their favour by betting when the cards are more likely to give them a win, while making smaller bets when the cards in the clump are not in their favour.
Can I use Shuffle Tracking playing Blackjack online?
No â You can only use shuffle tracking techniques when playing in a real-world blackjack game with a dealer who shuffles the cards by hand.
In addition, if the casino uses a continuous shuffling machine, then shuffle tracking does not work.
Does Shuffle Tracking work?
Yes, but only if you are able and skilled enough to be able to keep track of several clumps of cards in a multiple deck game. This isn’t as easy as it sounds and does require some advanced card counting techniques and also the ability to clearly identify which clump of cards is where at all times.
If you can do this, and many experienced blackjack players can, then you can turn the odds in your favour when playing the game, but it is worth remembering that this is NOT a guaranteed method of success. It only increases your odds of winning, or of decreasing your losses. It is not a sure-fire way to win at blackjack.
How do you learn to Shuffle Track?
There are many websites which give users a detailed explanation of how to shuffle track during a game of blackjack. However, it is well worth honing your skills in private before attempting to take on professional croupiers in a casino.
Is Shuffle Tracking illegal?
No, but casinos are very adept nowadays at identifying people who are clearly using such techniques and this may result in you being evicted or even banned from a casino if discovered.