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Card Counting- Uston APC

Well, here it is--another needlessly complicated card counting system by Ken Uston.  While it gained short term fame for its playing efficiency, there are very few Uston APC counters left these days.  The main problem with the system is that the benefits reaped are too small in comparison to the difficulty of the system.

Take a look at the charts and try not to crap yourself.  You can see that 3's and 4's are both worth +2, but wait a minute--5's are worth +3!  Uh oh, that might get confusing in a fast paced game of blackjack at a noisy casino.  Then 6's and 7's go back to +2, and just because Ken Uston has a sick sense of humor, 8's go down to +1 and 9's are worth -1.

With this system your mind is counting almost all the time, the only card you get to ignore in the count is the Ace.  Compare this to other strategies like the Hi-Lo where you get to ignore 7's, 8's, and 9's.  The Hi-Lo also has consistent point values that aren't all over the map.

With that being said, you can certainly try the Uston APC if you are up to the challenge.  As said earlier, Uston APC has fantastic playing efficiency.  This means it is highly accurate in predicting whether high or low cards will be dealt.

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