While there are plenty of good blackjack card counting articles strewn across the internet, one of the unlikeliest sources to find this material would seemingly be Forbes. Nevertheless, we found quite an interesting article on card counting from Forbes, in which the author discusses how important it is to find the right game with the right conditions.
The story began with the writer deciding to play blackjack at an unnamed casino on Las Vegas' Fremont Street. The author chose this location because of the soft rules, and lack of awareness in regards to card counting. Unfortunately, his decision wasn't going too well after the dealer dealt himself a stunning 5 natural blackajcks in a row. With this kind of bad luck, you're going to lose money no matter how good your counting skills are!
So the writer got up to find a new table across the room. Here he found a nervous dealer who apparently seemed new at the gig. She was very hesitant while dealing the cards, and spotting blackjack card counters was about the last thing on her mind. Lo and behold, our player won an enormous amount of money because he easily had time to count cards and make big bets when necessary.
After the monster session, the author made sure to remember the dealer so he could join her table in the future. Furthermore, he wrote, "This was when I began to realize the crucial importance of conditions. You could have the basic strategy down cold and you could count cards to perfection, but if you failed to pick the right game with the right rules and at the proper table, you might end up breaking even forever."
If you'd like to read the entire article, you can do so here.