Is it hard to learn how do you count cards?
Blackjack basic strategy and card counting are hard skills to master. Even if everything goes right, the profitability from card counting is small while the swings can be brutal. You're not going to be able to play long in any casino, otherwise you're going to get caught.
How long does it take to learn to count cards?
100 to 200 hoursTraining to become a card counter is hard work. We estimate that it takes anywhere from 100 to 200 hours of at-home practice before the average person has the skills necessary to beat the casinos.
Can anyone learn to count cards?
And despite popular belief, with enough practice, anyone can count cards in blackjack; you don't have to be a genius, and although it's called "counting cards," you're not memorizing which cards have been played.
Why is it against the rules to count cards?
Card counting is NOT illegal under federal, state and local laws in the United States as long as players don't use any external card-counting device or people who assist them in counting cards. In their effort to identify card counters, casinos can ban players believed to be counters — sort of.