Blackjack tips, strategy, odds & more
Third base seat – This is the seat farthest to the right of the
dealer and it the last position to receive cards from the dealer. This
is especially advantageous in casino blackjack if you are counting cards.
In this position you see other cards that have been played before you
receive yours and can then play accordingly.
London Deal – cards are dealt face up – this is also ideal
for the card counter playing casino blackjack. Obviously, the more card
you can see the more “true” your count will be.
Basic strategy – This is probably one of the more important blackjack
tips. When playing online blackjack your only real recourse to lowering
the house advantage is following basic strategy. Since the cards are shuffled
after every round, card counting is useless. If you stick to the proven
basic strategy and make the proper decision, online blackjack can be just
as profitable as casino blackjack, sometimes even more so, considering
all of the other advantages.
Card counting – Any set of blackjack tips must include card counting.
If you are playing online blackjack, forget it. In a casino, card counting
combined with basic strategy is a legal way to beat the house. This is
what the MIT blackjack team did in the mid 1990s. Just remember, although
card counting is not illegal, casino can still show you the door if they
suspect you are counting cards. If you return you could be charged with
trespassing. Some casinos even post photos of notorious card counters
and other cheaters in the casino.
Never take insurance – house has a high edge from 5% to 7%. Unless
you are counting cards in a casino, don’t try it. Counting cards
online is impossible so don’t even think about trying it there.
Be consistent – straying from your count or strategy is just a recipe
for disaster. This is equivalent to the reckless player who plays by their
own made up strategy or superstition.
Play single deck games – blackjacks occur more frequently –
losing costs 1 to 1 but winning pays 2 to 1. Overall, it’s to the
player’s advantage to have fewer decks and more blackjacks.
The dealer is your friend – you are playing against the house not
the dealer – they are not playing with their own money and don’t
care if they lose. Therefore, it is always wise to tip the dealer and
try not to annoy them. In some casinos, dealers have been known to manipulate
the play against a player if that player annoyed them.
Never play by the same rules as the dealer. Since if both you and the
dealer busts, you still lose. This creates the basic advantage of the
Beating online blackjack – use reputable a company, pick highest
odds, best bonuses, follow basic strategy, never lose more than your initial
deposit. Bet small until wager requirements are met, know when to cash
in and make a profit, read all you can about playing blackjack!
Remember beating blackjack requires not only knowing when to hit or stand
but also when to bet big or bet small. By using these blackjack tips and
combining basic strategy, card counting (in a casino) and a betting system
you are sure to bring down the house, or at least pay for your ticket