The key to
winning at blackjack is to know your odds. A little luck also helps. Essentially
not busting and beating the dealer is all it takes.
So how do
you find the proper measure, let's say the dealer is showing cards 2-6. The
dealers under card has a high probability of being a 10, giving them anywhere
from 12-16. These are great totals for you as a player as they are bust totals.
Meaning the dealer will hit on any of these numbers.
situation as above, also provides the player with a chance to double their bet,
ideally the player should be holding a total of 8,9,10 or 11. Doubling down is explained further in another article.
(scroll down below to see the list of articles)
blackjack like all other casino games has odds, the house or casino always holds
the edge. How else do you think cities like Las Vegas, Atlantic City etc. boomed
and have all the fancy hotels and lights.
odds are the best for the player of all casino games. Poker players may disagree
here. The fact is when playing blackjack the player has the ability to change
their style, and wager to fit the environment of the game. The best way to do this is to play with strategy, and a clear
mind. A good memory and math skills
also helps a ton.
goal is to decrease that edge that the casino dealer holds. This can be
manipulated by using the strategy matrix provided in another article using this
as a guideline increases your odds by 2-5%. Basic strategy is derived from
probability and mathematical calculations so there is always a chance that you
can go on bad runs.
of golden rules never bet more than you can afford and decrease your bets when
you are on a losing streak increase when winning.
split aces and eights
Never split cards that start with 'f'
Surrendering is available (generally not) do so on hands of 15-16 against
dealers 10 or ace.
9 if dealer has 3-6—10 if dealer doesn't show 10 or ace- and 11 if the
dealer does not show and ace
is for suckers, don't so it. In the long run the edge goes to the casino.
Unless you are well versed in card counting or your playing single or
double deck casino avoid insurance at all costs.
is a stand total when the dealer shows 7 or less
Stand on a hard 13-16 when dealer shows a 6 or less
remember to check with the casino rules before sitting at the table.
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