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Card Counting- The Hi-Opt I System

The Hi-Opt I Counting Strategy
Level of Difficulty: 1

Point Values Explained:

Low cards- Three, four, five, and six are all given a value of +1.

High cards- Ten, Jack, Queen, and King, are given a value of -1.

Neutral cards- Ace, two, seven, eight, nine have a value of 0.

The Hi-Opt I is another very popular card counting system that many people use because of its level of ease. Like the Hi-Lo system, it is a balanced counting strategy meaning that if you count the whole deck from start to end your final number will be zero.

This counting strategy is very straightforward. The only difference between this system and the Hi-Lo is that Aces and 2's hold no value. This makes it an even easier than the Hi-Lo count. That being said, many people choose to keep a side count of the number of Aces played. This gives you a more accurate idea when to place insurance or double down.

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