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Blackjack Tips

It is generally agreed that blackjack is the oldest card game history records and that it is a highly profitable game as well. About this second part, many players may state the opposite. However, for those who don’t win at blackjack, they should know that their bad luck is due to their lack of strategy. If you have played blackjack and never won, it means that you have based your play on luck and didn’t use any strategies, which is not a wise attitude for a successful gambler.

It is said that this game helps the dealer more than it helps us because if both a player and the dealer go over 21, the player loses. This is true, but still, hundreds of people win at blackjack because they know how to make things work in their favor. Here are some tips which will help you beat the house.

First of all, the table you choose to play at says a lot about the possible outcome of the game. This is why you should only accept playing at a table where doubling down is allowed on any two cards and where the dealer’s decisions are as limited as possible, like, for instance, where he must stand on soft 17. These are all important facts that count, not just some irrelevant details as you may have thought. You should pay more attention to the doubling down feature that most casinos or online casinos offer. This gives you the chance to double your winnings by doubling your bet and getting an extra card when you are confident that you have a strong hand.

On one hand, professional gamblers and statisticians teach us that we should never split 10s, and on the other hand split the 8s and aces, in spite of whatever the dealer’s showing card may be. It’s also good not to take insurance, except maybe for the cases when you’re counting cards. We said maybe because this is not a 100% safe method as one can hardly be that thoughtful.

If the dealer’s showing card is not higher than a 6, we advise you to stand on a hard 13-16, but if his showing card is higher than 7, then hit. And if the dealer’s face up card is a 10, you should keep hitting until you reach 17. When the dealer has a 4, 5 or 6, you should stand if your hand is higher than 11. In such cases, the dealer busts in about 50% of the cases.

If you have two cards of the same numerical value, you are allowed and should split them, double your initial bet and play two separate hands. But remember: splitting is only recommended in this case, not in the case of face cards, 5s or 10s.

These elementary rules will come in handy for anyone who wishes to turn their favorite hobby into a lucrative and also fun activity and if you follow them, you will see that beating the house is really achievable.


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