The Hi-Lo card counting strategy is one of the most popular and widely used systems today and has been used since 1963 when it was created by the American mathematician and engineer Harvey Dubner who presented his findings at the Fall Joint Computer Conference in Las Vegas. Since then this strategy has been used by many blackjack players as well as written about in many blackjack books, the most popular of which are Don Schlesinger’s Blackjack Attack and Stanford Wong’s acclaimed Professional Blackjack. Here we will give you an explanation of how the Hi-Lo System works and provide what you need in order to be able to try it out for yourself.
The 5 Steps in Using The Hi-Lo Card Counting SystemTo begin with we are assuming that you know the rules of blackjack and that you have some experience of playing this popular casino table game. If not, then we strongly advise that before any attempt at card counting is done, that you spend time familiarizing yourself with all blackjack rules and gameplay. To begin with you must assign each playing card in the deck values as follows...
- 2’s through to 6’s = +1
- 7’s through to 9’s = 0
- 10’s, Picture Cards and Aces = -1