counting cards

count cards

In casino card games, to use a system of determining the remaining high- and low-value cards in a deck in order to help one determine whether the player or the dealer is likely to have the advantage in the next hand. A lot of casino dealers learn how to count cards in order to spot players who are trying to do it. I don't think I'm good enough at math to count cards.
See also: card, count

counting cards

A counting strategy used in casino card games to help one to determine whether the player or the dealer is likely to have the advantage in the next hand. A lot of casino dealers train in counting cards in order to spot players who are trying to do it. I don't think I'm good enough at math for counting cards.
See also: card, count
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