The ORE Approach is a twist on a counting method that has been used through the years here at BTC.  Tracking is quick and easy and with some practice, you can start to notice and take advantage of high opportunity bet placements with a better than average hit rate.

We will break down the approach in 3 basic steps: 1) tracking (the scorecard), 2) interpretation and 3) bet placement.

  • Tracking – tracking is very basic, like the O/R count we already use. On a blank vertical scorecard, name the 1st column “P/B”.  We do not show Player and Banker in separate columns using this approach.  In fact, we recommend learning the method without separating Player and Banker.  The next column is for Opposites and in the 3rd column, Repeats.  A 4th column is for keeping a running count.  It is especially important to understand how to keep the running count.  We are going to be tracking the Opposites and Repeats as a separate entity, aside from Player and Banker going opposite or repeating.  Opposites are counted as positive and Repeats are negative.

Here is an example: (Following the scorecard below) Hand 1 result is Player.  Write P in the 1st column.  Nothing is written in the next three columns since there is not an opposite or repeat yet. Hand 2 is Banker.  Write a B in the P/B column and draw a circle in the Opposite column.  In the 4th column (which is the running count), write +1 since the result was an Opposite (Player, then Banker).  Hand 3 is Banker again.  Write a B in the P/B column.  This is a repeat of two Bankers so put a circle under the Repeat column.

 

The next thing is especially important!  We are keeping a running count of Opposites and Repeats, NOT Player and Banker.  Put another way:  we use the results of Player and Banker when placing the circle in the Opposite or Repeat columns BUT the running count is determined from whether or not the Opposites and Repeats themselves are going opposite or repeating. So, we write +2 in the running count column since the Repeat in Hand 3 is an Opposite from Hand 2 and opposites are positive.

Continuing with our example, Hand 4 is Banker again so for Hand 4 we write B under P/B and a circle in the Repeat column and we also write a +1 in the running count column.  The result is a repeat and Repeats are negative. Hand 5 is Player, so a P goes in the P/B column and a circle goes in the Opposite column.  That is an opposite from the previous repeat, so the count goes back to +2 since opposites are positive.  The example scorecard continues for 7 more hands to show the correct tracking procedure.

  • Interpretation – there are 2 basic situations to look for: a +1 or a -1 going back to zero and either positive or negative numbers not going back to zero, staying above or below zero for an extended number of hands.  These are basic things to notice in the count, but you will see certain patterns of staying positive for a while and going back to zero and going directly negative and staying there for a while.  In other words, the “flow” of the count can be predictable, having nothing to do with Player/Banker counts but specifically, Opposite/Repeat counts.  Also, you will notice in the scorecard below, we never go above +3 or below -3.  It is capped there intentionally.