Many people ask about taking advantage of card clumping in Blackjack.
Card Clumping originated in 1983 with the Target (Table Reasearch, Grading
and Evaluation Technique) system developed by Eddie Olsen and marketed
by Jerry Patterson. To his credit, Eddie Olsen has since backed away from
this system. Jerry Patterson still pushes the concept to this day.
Such systems call for table selection, and sometimes progressive betting,
based on the concept that decks become arrange in orders more or less
favorable to the player and that clumps of high or low cards can be determined
by patterns of wins and losses.
Let me make this very clear - anyone that claims that systems based
on card clumping work is a fraud. Anyone that sells card clumping software
is a fraud. There are statements on the Internet that Ken Uston gave credence
to card clumping in his newsletters. If you read his newsletters, this
is clearly not the point that he was trying to make. He stated that at
one time, 30 years ago, in one casino, there was a bad shuffle. The bad
shuffle lasted for a few weeks and was fixed. That's it. So, if you have
a time machine, learn card clumping and find that casino.
Meanwhile, shuffle-tracking and Ace prediction do work. Of course they
require substantial effort.