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Back Counting

In blackjack, back-counting, or Wonging, is the process of counting cards carried out by a player who isn’t participating in the game. The purpose of this activity is to wait for the best moment to join the table. You typically do so by standing behind the gamblers and counting the cards that have been played.

Back-counting

  • Blackjack card counting carried out by a player not participating in the game
  • The purpose of this activity is to wait for the best moment to join the table

Fun gambling fact:

The term Wonging comes from Stanford Wong, who first introduced and popularized the practice.

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