If people could at least have a peek into the future, it would change many things in the gambling industry; however, that's a far-fetched idea. For many years, gamblers have tried to find a way to beat the game of blackjack but with little success. They've tried different betting styles as well as numerous strategies, but it wasn't until someone suggested the idea of card counting.
When it comes to beating blackjack, counting cards is the only way to go and even then it's only possible under certain circumstances. There are many questions that need to be asked in order to determine the effectiveness and feasibility of card counting. Is the game being played online? Is the deck being re-shuffled after each round? How many decks are being used? The circumstances under which the game is played can make the art of counting cards dead easy or impossible. In nearly every game of online blackjack, counting cards is impossible, since the deck is constantly being re-shuffled after each pass. The casinos have taken on the idea and it is now extremely rare to find a dealer that doesn't re-shuffle. If you do find one, however, take advantage of it because it can be a guaranteed win if you know what you're doing. When casinos use four decks in a game of blackjack, for instance, it becomes very difficult to keep track of the cards.
So, does card counting get you anywhere in blackjack? I suppose it could but you'd have to spend a long time acquiring the skill, all the while being uncertain of what curve the casinos will throw next. Though many people believe that in blackjack, counting cards is one of the best ways to play the game, I'm not entirely convinced. Sure, it might increase your chances slightly, but I don't think it's enough to make it worthwhile.