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Card counting


a card game strategy (e.g. blackjack) in which a player keeps a mental tally of the cards played in order to calculate the probability of certain cards being dealt, therefore obtaining an advantage

Card counting is sometimes used to obtain a count of the distribution or remaining high cards in trick-taking games, such as contract bridge or spades.
Word Origin

Usage Note

also card counter , (n.)
Contemporary Examples

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