ER TE ES - How to Win at Blackjack

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Blackjack: Play Like The ProsER TE ES - Some people argue that blackjack is the only casino game in which the player actually has a fair chance against the house. Here's how you can learn to up your odds of winning.

This The TIPS

  • Start with the table minimum.
  • Avoid sitting at a table with many other people. The more people at the table, the more diluted card counting strategies become.
  • Avoid drinking alcohol. Drinks are free in most casinos for a reason; Casino's expect players to get "free" drinks. Pretend to sip your drink, but drop it off somewhere when you change tables, then get another drink (which you don't really drink).
  • Have an understanding of the basic probabilities. Doubling Down, Insurance, Splitting, and Surrender are examples of bets that usually favor the casino (because they are not intelligently used).
    • Insurance Pays 2:1; The chances of the casino getting a blackjack are 3:1. Advantage Casino. Insurance should be taken only when you have a 20 or a blackjack. You are then only guaranteing a hand you will probably win anyway.
    • Doubling Down can cost you the hand; If you turn up a poor card, then you may have donated an extra amount to the casino. Only double down when the casino appears to have a "stiff".
    • Splitting may turn a good situation bad, or a bad situation good.
      • Never Split 5's.
      • Splitting Aces is dangerous! Casinos do not allow you to hit split aces! Once again, you have a 1:3 chance of a blackjack, the casino will only pay you 3:2.
      • Splitting 9's can change your "pat" hand to a "stiff".
      • Splitting 7's or 8's may change your "stiff" hand to "pat".
    • Surrender guarantees a win for the casino (although only half as much). It's a good deal when used intelligently.
  • Some Blackjack games simply cannot be beaten by counting. Slight rules changes will dramatically decrease the effectiveness of any count system, so you have to find a table with acceptable rules.
  • New counters should begin learning with an unbalanced count system. Unbalanced count systems are the easiest to learn (although still far from easy). They are more intuitive, but lack some of the power of a true balanced count system. For more info, look to “Blackbelt in Blackjack”, "Knock-Out Blackjack” or other unbalanced beginner systems.
  • Balanced Count systems are the most accurate, but are MUCH more complicated. They require more mental math (converting your running count to a true count mentally, calculating your advantage, betting according to your true advantage), and will take much longer to learn. For more info, look at Hi-Lo systems like in “Professional Blackjack”, or any of Wong’s books.
  • If you want to learn an advanced count system, decide if the extra .5-1% advantage you will gain by learning an advanced system is worth it ($0.50 to $1.00 per $100 wagered advantage).
  • If you plan to count cards, go to Atlantic City instead of Vegas, because over there, they can't kick you out.
  • Read Turning the Tables on Las Vegas by Ian Anderson(the author's pseudonym). While it does not discuss 4 or 6 deck count systems (it discusses 1 or 2 deck systems), it does discuss disguising your card counting from casinos (and dealing with casino personelle).