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Is Blackjack Really the Easiest Game in a Casino?

June 5th, 2011

For a long time the debate has been going strong over whether or not blackjack is in fact the easiest game to play in casino, in other words that it’s easier to make a profit in blackjack than it is at any other game. In fact the debate has been going back and forth so long you may be wondering why it’s not studied by scientists. Well actually it HAS! A few years ago, It think it was in the 80′s, a group of students from Stanford University actually set out to study the odds of different casino games in order to figure out which games, including blackjack, might be the most potentially profitable games to play in a casino.

Interestingly, the team from Stanford was only interested in house games, that is; games where players aren’t playing against each other but rather when they are playing against the house. It’s interesting to note that blackjack is kind of a combination of the two, because while you are clearly playing against the house, there are other players there as well that have a big impact on the game. The same is true of online blackjack, while you are actually playing against the house, in online blackjack the computer simulates the other players that would normally be seated with you at a casino, and they play at the online blackjack table along with you.

Anyway, the long and short of it is that the university students actually found that YES! Blackjack is in fact the easiest game in a casino, to earn a profit at. But remember they did not count poker. Most people believe that poker is actually the easiest way to earn money in a casino, but that in order to do so you have to be really good. Well the same is true for blackjack. While it may be true that blackjack does provide slightly better odds than any other game at, either a live or online casino, whether or not you will win a profit depends on how GOOD you are! Don’t expect that you’ll be able to sit down at blackjack and make a profit as long as you play enough. It doesn’t work like that. Black jack is a game of skill just as poker is. The university team found that you need to take the time to develop a blackjack strategy, and then once you have developed a strategy you have to employ that strategy over a long period of time in order to make your strategy turn a profit. In other words, the better odds that everyone talks about at a blackjack table, are really only very slight. A person will only gain an advantage over the house if they have a solid strategy and they play for a very long time. But the good news is it actually works. The university students were actually able to make money at every casino they went to, even online casinos. And when the university published its findings in scientific journals, the students that did the work were actually not allowed to set foot in any casinos in the country.

So while it may be possible to get good enough at blackjack that you can actually make money playing it, the moral of the story is, if you can do it, don’t tell anyone, or at least don’t publish it in a journal.

Secrets of the Blackjack Bots – Can You Really Make Money?

September 10th, 2010

Many online casino players have real fear that they may be playing against an advanced bot or robot able to ‘steal’ their money from them. But do such bots exist? And if so, how can we use them to make money at blackjack, poker or other online games?

Firstly, let me explain what bots are – and what they are not! Bots are pieces of software which you can use to read the cards on display at online casinos and decide the best way to play. They are perfectly legal to use, subject of course to online casino gaming being legal in your country. As with any software, they are only as good as the intelligence programmed into them. They are not, as many would claim, a license to print money!

A game like poker is so complex that it’s very difficult to produce a winning poker bot. They do exist and you can find great advice online to help you set them up, as I talk about in my Blog. A game like blackjack is far simpler and this is where software really can help – yes it is possible to make money with a blackjack bot.

So how do blackjack bots work? They will read the cards you are dealt and the displayed dealer card and decide the statistically correct way to play. Early bots simply advised you to Hit, Stand, Double etc but the more advanced bots are now able to actually make the plays for you. You can literally log into your casino account, activate the bot and go off and do something else while your bot plays perfect strategy blackjack!

The way blackjack bots win money is by using the casino bonuses available. As an example, a casino may offer a $100 welcome bonus. The terms and conditions will state that you have to play this money say 10 times which means you have to play 1000 $1 games before you can withdraw it. We use our blackjack bot to play 1000 perfect strategy games and chances are there may be something like $90 of the bonus left to withdraw. Basically this is free money! There are many casinos out there keen to sign up new players and so many opportunities to make money with your blackjack bot.

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Count Cards in Blackjack – Is it Really Possible?

March 10th, 2010

Blackjack has been around for awhile, we all have played it with friends, family or maybe even at the casino. Having a secret strategy to count cards in blackjack to some seems folly. Some would even argue that with black jack, there is no way to know and it is all just luck. This could not be further from the truth, in fact, card counting in blackjack at the blackjack table can be quite profitable when done correctly. Casinos have had to continuously modify the blackjack table and try to even their odds against the card counter. The reason they can only modify the game is due to card counting not being illegal. Unless a person is using a device, such as a calculator, a casino cannot have you arrested or press charges of any kind against you. They can, however, ban you from the casino and have you removed for any reason they see fit due to it being private property, and they will too. So, the stipulation here if you wish to learn how to count cards is, you must use your brain. I know some of you might read that and say to yourself “well, I’m not Rainman and I’m not a mathematician, so I can’t do it” You are wrong!

Counting cards comes in many forms applicable to blackjack. Some are very complicated and do require quite a brilliant mind to accomplish, but others are quite simple once you grasp the basics. Basic strategy is very important to master before you test it out at a casino. The basic concept is to watch the cards dealt and use a system to calculate the odds of winning. Low-value cards are good for your odds of winning, high value cards are good for the dealer. Essentially, you are deciphering when you as a player have an advantage over the house. Since 21 is the objective of blackjack, or to get as close to 21 as possible, the more high cards in the deck the better your chances of the dealer busting or you getting a natural. In its most simple form this is accomplished by using a system of numbers to keep a count on cards dealt, most systems use intervals of +1, 0, -1, for each group of cards. Low cards being +1 and high cards being -1, neutral cards being 0. Usually the lows are 2,3,4,5,6, the neutrals are 7,8,9, and the highs are, 10, J, Q, K, A. The reason there are neutral card numbers is simply because they have little influence on the positive or negative effect on the variables you will be keeping track of.

In all honesty, learning how to count cards in blackjack is not for everybody. Its not just about keeping a simple count, the real beauty of counting is in the player’s ability to blend in as a typical player riding on lady luck. If you appear to be counting, many dealers will pick up on it and attempt to break your concentration. A big part of learning to count cards is in learning to do it automatically without much effort, this is where most fail and get made. The trick is in training your brain to register the count nearly sub-consciously.

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