When I was playing single and double deck in Vegas, I always tried to spot the bottom card when the dealer lifted the deck(s) to let me insert the cut card. If it was a 2-6 I cut it out of play and started my count at +1. If it was a 10 or Ace, I remembered which card it was, cut it into play and started my count at 0, added 1 to the count after the first hand (since I didn't cut that card into play on the first round) and subtracted 2 from my count when that specific card was played. It was nice to start a new deck with higher than the minimum bet.
Last edited by alwayssplitaces; March 26th, 2011 at 07:05 PM.