Playing Blackjack With a Blackjack Strategy

May 19th, 2011 by admin Leave a reply »

Blackjack is considered one of the most, if not the most popular card game in the world. You can find blackjack tables in nearly every casino in the world today. And since this card game can be found in most of the real casinos out there, you can also find it in most online casinos nowadays.

Before you start playing any game which involves money it is always wise to start by learning the game and how it works. It is absolutely insane to start betting on a game you don’t even understand. So if you don’t know anything about blackjack or how it works. I suggest you read about the rules of the game before you start betting.

If you already know the game and the basics of it, then I suggest you learn at least some of the most basic blackjack strategies so that you have a higher chance to win. You can either just learn some basic blackjack strategies that will help you short term to make the decisions you need to make (as in whether to stand or hit) or you can learn some of the advanced ones.

You’ve probably heard of counting cards right? If you haven’t then I can tell you that simply put it means you memorize which cards have already been dealt in order to count the odds. When you know the odds of the cards that are about to be dealt, the game is beatable. The problem here is that counting cards is not considered a legal blackjack strategy by any casino. It is not illegal by law but you will quickly be thrown out of a real casino if you attempt to count cards and beat the game.

So in an “offline” casino, they fight card counting by using software that recognises and registers all the people that play in the casino. They also work hard to spot the counters and some casinos even increase the number of decks in order to make the counting harder. Online casinos simply shuffle the deck before every hand is dealt which makes the counting impossible. If you’re interested in learning more about counting cards then I suggest you start by watching the film “21″. There you’ll get a better understanding of how it works for real.

Let’s move past the card counting. Now you want to learn some of the basic blackjack strategies. Well here is for you an example of a very basic blackjack strategy which might be wise to follow:

  • You should always assume that the down card of the dealer is 10. So if you see that the dealer’s upcard is a 6 and you already have 20 then you can assume that the dealer will get 16 and be forced to hit and hopefully get busted.

It might be a good idea to check out some blackjack strategy charts too because there you’ll see a very clear explanation for when you should hit and when you’d better stand, depending on the dealers upcard and your two cards.

If you’re interested in learning more, Casinator.com has some great blackjack strategies explained and you should also check out their blackjack strategy charts.

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