Without counting cards....would the following be a (somewhat?) profitable theory to winning money at blackjack? -- 1) Bet 5. a) If you win, you just made +5 bucks, repeat step 1. b) If you lose, you just lost 5 bucks, go to step 2. 2) Bet 10 a) if you win, you just lost 5 on first hand and won 10 on second hand (net +5). Go to step 1. b) if you lose, go to step 3. 3) Bet 20 a) if you win, go to step 1. You just lost 5 on first hand, 10 on second hand, and won 20 on third hand (-5 - 10 = -15, + 20 = 5, for a net income of +5). b) if you lose, go to step 4. 4) bet 40 a) etc. go to step 1 b) etc. go to step 5 etc. etc. Obviously it gets a little sketchy down the road where you're betting 80 or 160 bucks on a hand....and if you go to the casino with 155 or 315 (which is probably the amount I'd be going with).....if you get unlucky in 5 or 6 hands in a row, you're ****ed. But then again, what are the chances you'll lose 5 or 6 hands in a row? So yeah, my question is basically what are the chances you'll lose 5 or 6 in a row? And is the theory proposed above worth it? I'd be using basic blackjack rules (hit against 5,6 if im < 12. hit against 2,3,4 if im < 13. hit against 10,A if im < 16. hit against 7,8,9 if im < 17). Not sure what to do about doubling/splitting, either (if I'm using the above proposed strategy). Thoughts, ideas, tweaks, or anything I should know before doing this, or if this is even a good/legit strategy? I figured I'd come here n ask first before I do it.