The ace/five count is probably the simplest method of card counting around and has been used by many blackjack players to their advantage. It requires a lot of concentration and for it to be effective you should not leave the table mid-shoe. It’s based on the best thing that a blackjack player can do is to remove all fives from the deck and leave all aces.
The ace/five count is simple to do, with just a few things to make sure of before you begin playing.
The ace/five count does have advantages, but like all card counting techniques it is not perfect. When used correctly and optimal blackjack strategy is played however, it does actually reverse the house edge and gives the player a slight advantage over the casino. The key to the ace/five count is its simplicity however you’ll need to watch for table limits as for example you start with a minimum bet of $5 then you’ll need a table with fairly high limits to be able to use the count successfully, you’ll also need a decent bankroll to get you going too. These two things combined will allow you to use a maximum bet of X32 which gives you a bigger advantage due to the wider spread, meaning the ratio between the minimum and maximum bets. All told however the ace/five count can be used to successfully turn the odds in the players favour and as it’s easy to use many players will at least give it a try.