If you're not playing in a casino yet and just want to be practicing at home, I recommend a simple bet spread where you add a chip per true count. You can go up to a true 6 or 8 or even 12. This will get you comfortable calculating the true count and changing your bets.
What does 1 12 bet spread mean?
Assistant. In blackjack card counting, a 1-12 bet spread refers to the range of bet sizes that a player uses based on the count of the cards. When the count is low, the player bets the minimum amount, and when the count is high, the player bets up to 12 times the minimum amount.
What is a three card spread in blackjack?
Should you bet big in blackjack?
Realistically, you should only bet more money in blackjack when you are counting cards and you know that the count is in your favor because there are a lot of 10-value cards remaining to be played. Otherwise, you should flat bet, which means that you always bet the same amount.
How much money should I bring to a blackjack table?
That being said, here's my advice: Keep in mind that it kind of depends on how long you plan on playing, as well as the variance of the game you'll be playing. A decent rule of thumb is to bring at least 100 betting units (for a 4 hour session). So if your betting unit is $100, then I'd bring $10K.
What is a good bankroll for blackjack?
This being said, you need to have enough cash to withstand the downswings and get back on the winning track. Putting this in terms of numbers, you should have at least 30-40 times the amount you'll be betting in your bankroll. So if you bet $5 a hand, you should have $150 in your bankroll.