There are number of things the beginners, intermediate
or advanced blackjack player can do to increase their wining
chances at the blackjack table. Below is a selection of basic
blackjack tips to help you play your best.
Always keep in mind that blackjack is a game of skill. Too
few players attend to their game as though working on a skill
The object of the game of blackjack is to beat the dealer.
Far too many times blackjack tips are written that state that
the object of the game is to get close to 21
1. First of all know the game, by this I mean know precisely
what you are supposed to do with your hand at all times. This
is done in simplicity by taking with you to the Casino a Strategy
Card. Available online and in most Casinos; by the way they
are well accepted in most Casinos for player use.
2. This may be the most important of all the blackjack tips
to keep in mind; you can't always win. Accept that losses
are a part of the game. This will help your mindset as much
as anything and will keep you focused on your playing, keeping
your skill level up.
3. Another helpful suggestion would be to survey the casino
floor with a relaxing stroll and look for a dealers chip tray
that has the appearance of a low count, those chips that are
missing have gone somewhere, probably into the possession
of some fortunate players pockets! At the same time, look
for players with stacks of chips in front of them, obviously
they are winning and hopefully this was done at this particular
table. Smiling faces, low dealer chip counts and lots of player
chips on the table are your head start to a successful session.
4. It is entirely possible to play with basic strategy and
work the house edge down to under 1%
5. If you play blackjack on instinct, and pay little attention
to basic strategy (or these blackjack tips), you will be facing
a house edge between 3 and 6%
6. Never take insurance when offered. Only take insurance
if you have a gut feeling that the dealer has blackjack, or
if you are card counting and aware of the cards remaining
in the deck.
7. Another pitfall for the common Blackjack is his/her wager
quantum. As a rule of thumb, the following should be followed.
It's the 30th system. Which simply means that a player shall
bet only 1/30th of his/her bankroll for the day on any given
hand. This theory has been tested and allows for the player
to endure a period of continuos losses and still be bankrolled
strongly enough to allow a reversal of fortunes to occur.
Of course if the shoe becomes unusually rich for the player,
by all means press your wager!
Know when to walk away. A winning streak on a blackjack table
can't last forever. Set a table limit for yourself and if
you find yourself losing, take a break and save your remaining
profits for another session.