Blackjack Split Strategy

Knowing when to split cards and actually doing it at the game table, can be two different things for many blackjack players.

It’s well known good strategy that you always split Aces and Eights.  Even the most casual player can understand that and be quite comfortable with remembering and doing that when faced with that choice. 

Splitting the F’s

Another blackjack lore (there are many) is that you “never split anything that starts with an F.”  In this instance, F stands for 4’s, 5’s and faces.

As your playing strategy and knowledge advances beyond basic strategy, you come to realize that adage is not always right.  The only part that is always right is that 5’s should never be split.  Any “hard” ten combination should be played the same way.  So, if you have 2/8, 3/7, 4/6, or 5/5, play them the same.

You would think it would be bad to split faces, and that is so for a basic strategy player.  However, in some cases, when you’re counting cards, it can be advantageous to split faces.  Staying with never splitting faces, is the best strategy for most players though.

The difficult question with 4/4 is whether to double down, hit or split the pair. For the most part, splitting 4’s is a no-no, but against dealer’s 5up or 6up, you want to split.  The error many players make with a 4/4 hand, is that they will double down on this if the dealer is showing less than 6.  Again, if you think of 4/4 as a “hard” eight, like 5/3, or 6/2, you know not to double down.


It becomes a difficult choice for the amateur player when they make the correct decision to split a pair and end up with another pair to split.  What you must keep in mind is that the situation hasn’t changed, so if it was correct to split the pair the first time, it’s correct to split again.  As long as the table rules allow, you want to continue to split as long as you’re pairing up.  If it’s the correct play the first time, it will be the correct play the 2nd, 3rd or however many split chances you get in the one hand. Yes, it can become expensive, but it you win the bets, it can be a very profitable hand, especially if the dealer busts!  As long as you have the chips to bet, keep splitting if it’s the right play!

Doubling Down

It’s common for amateur players to “forget” to double down after splitting cards.  If you split and face a double down situation, you have to remember to make that double down.  The amateur probably worries about having many bets in play on a single hand, but you have to make the double down when it is there for the taking.  When you have the double down play, it’s clearly your advantage at that time, don’t save your extra bet for the next hand that might not be a winner for you.  Always jump at those times when you know you actually have the advantage, don’t be afraid.

Multi-Card Hit

While it’s not considered splitting cards, the decision to hit a multi-card 16 or multi-card soft 18 is also a difficult choice to make for the average blackjack player.

With a multi-card hard 16, you still must hit if the dealer has a 7 or better.  The number of cards you need to get to 17 or better should not be your concern.

With a multi-card soft 18, you must remember that it’s a “soft” 18, so the correct play is to hit if the dealer has 9 or better.  It’s not the number of cards, it’s the point value of the cards that count!

In Summary

Understanding splitting and multi-card strategy is what will take your game to that next level.  By not doing the above outlined strategies, and not trusting what basic strategy tells you to do, you will give back 1/3% of the advantage to the casino.  You can’t be afraid to re-split a pair,  double after a split or hit multi-card 16’s or soft 18’s.  Even if you do everything else right, you’re giving away advantage over the long run.  Trust the process!

Understanding Frequently Misplayed Hands


While most regular players know basic strategy, it’s been shown that several common hands are often misplayed under the stress of an actual game.  To make sure your game is at that higher level, you’ve got to avoid the pitfall of making the wrong play because of “a gut feeling.”

The most common misplayed hands are:

  • 12 vs. 3 up
  • 16 vs. 7 up
  • 11 vs. 10 up
  • A/3 vs. 3 up
  • A/7 vs. 3 up
  • A/7 vs. 9up
  • 9,9 vs. 9 up
  • 8,8 vs. 10 up
  • Blackjack vs. A up

As you look at this list, it should be hard to imagine that 8,8 is misplayed because every regular player knows Aces and 8’s should always be split.  However, perhaps because a player might have a big bet up, or have already lost the last few hands, they don’t want to lose “2” more bets, so they won’t split. 

Or with the Blackjack bet, they feel they would rather get “some” money, (take even money) as opposed to “pushing” (receiving no money) with a dealer’s blackjack.

You need to have complete faith in the basic strategy and that it will work out in the long run.  You must remember that basic strategy is based on mathematical logic.  Make sure you take the correct path based on basic strategy. The numbers do speak for themselves. 


Blackjack vs. A up – Correct play is NOT to take even money

Taking even money is identical to taking an insurance bet.  If you opt for even money you’re asking the dealer to payout your blackjack at 1:1, vs 3:2.  This way, if the dealer does have a blackjack, you will get paid some money instead of “pushing” with the dealer and winning no money that hand.

Unfortunately I’ve seen it time and again, a player wants any kind of money if they’ve lost the last few hands, and wants to take the sure win.

With the insurance bet usually being ½ the original bet and paying 2:1, you would at least make “even” money should the dealer have a 21.  If you don’t take the insurance bet and the dealer has 21, you “push” and don’t win anything with your 21.  If you take the insurance and the dealer doesn’t have blackjack, you lose that insurance bet (half the original bet,)    but are still paid 3:2 on the blackjack.  However, you’re only winning even money because that extra half bet you win with the blackjack, was used for your losing insurance bet. 

That is why players will take the insurance, in order to seem like they at least win something.  It’s hard to watch your blackjack push when you think you should automatically be winning the hand!  You have to have the mindset that a push is at better than a loss, because you don’t lose any money.  Don’t be afraid to match a dealer’s 21 and push!


You must realize that, on average, the dealer will have blackjack with you only four out of thirteen times.  So, more often than not, you will win your 3:2 bet, as opposed to taking even money or insuring.  The other four times you will tie, not lose any money at all.  Insurance is a sucker bet for the most part, which is why casino’s offer it! 

A/7 vs. 9up – Correct play is to hit

Here is one time that assuming the dealer’s down card is a ten should help you make the correct play.  If you think the dealer has 19, you know an 18 won’t win, so go ahead and take the hit.  There is no way you can bust with one more card.  It’s been figured out that you will win nine out of twenty times if you hit to a hard 17, soft 19, or better.  If you stand with the soft 18, you’ll win eight out of twenty times.  So, do you give yourself eight chances or nine chances to win, the choice is yours!




 A/7 vs. 3up – Correct play is to double

Many players feel that the soft 18 is strong here because the dealer stands a great chance of busting.  It’s been calculated that standing with this hand wins 58% of the time, however, doubling down on this hand wins 55% of the time.  So for only a 3% drop in your chance of winning, making double on a single hand is worth the risk. 




A/3 vs. 3up – Correct play is to hit

What makes the difference here to just a regular hit is that basically Ace/”small” vs. dealer’s “small” is considered a bad double.  If you hit this hand, the advantage is still slightly on your side, however, if you double, the odds drop to 50/50, making it a bad choice.  There are plenty of soft hands that are good for doubling, but this isn’t one!



11 vs. 10up – Correct play is to double

This hand is often misplayed by merely hitting, because players fear the assumed 10-count hole card.  Once again, through proven stats, you’ll hit a 20 or 21 more often than the dealer will have 20.  Remember, it’s  more likely than not, that the dealer’s hole card is less than 10. It’s been figured out that you win six out of eleven times if you double down on this hand.


16 vs. 7up – Correct play is to hit

Here again, if you assume that the dealer’s hole card is a 10, you have to hit for any chance at winning. Players will stand with 16 because of the fear of busting.  They fear the bust and all of a sudden want to hope that the dealer has anything but a 10-count.  Of course that’s totally backwards logic.

With a 7up, the dealer will bust only 3% more often than with a 10up. (26% vs. 23%)  The player’s chance to bust remains the same with either dealer up card.  If you think about the fact that you have many more cards that won’t bust you, as opposed to the number of cards that will bust you, it should make you more comfortable to take the hit.

12 vs. 3up – Correct play is to hit

This hand is probably the most misplayed hand in blackjack.  Once again, beginner player’s assume the 10 hole card and feel, “better to let the dealer bust than me!”  But if you think about the fact that there are only 4 cards that will bust you, and 5 cards that give you at least 17, making the correct choice of hitting should be easier.

The dealer’s 3 against your 12, is not as weak as you might initially think.  If the dealer has a 10-count in the hole, only a 9 or 10 will bust him.   With a 4, 5 or 6, the dealer’s chance of busting is increased significantly, so standing with a 12 is correct.

The dealer will make a hand five out of eight times, with a 3up.  Your chance of hitting to a 17 or better against a 3, is a little bit better than standing.  

Final Thoughts

The professional blackjack player won’t misplay the above hands.  They are often misplayed by the regular player, who knows the right move, but misplays under a pressure situation.  It’s hard to have the discipline to play the correct strategy if the cards are not particularly running in your favor.  However, that is exactly the time to make sure you are playing correctly.  Don’t let the pressure of the situation have you making a bonehead play. Trust that the basic strategy, based on mathematical analysis, will give you the right pieces to complete that profit puzzle!

Why Play Blackjack

Getting down to brass tacks, it’s a very simple game to understand and actually play.  If you find yourself in a casino and want to “try” a table game, blackjack rules are quite simply to figure out.  As a player, your card total must beat the dealer’s card total, without going over 21.  What can be more simple than that?

Let’s keep in mind that casino games are there as a revenue source for the casino!  All casino games were developed to be mathematically difficult to beat over the long run.  The casino wants to stay in business, so if you, as a player, had a chance at beating the casino on a regular basis, that casino would not be in business for very long.

So, the best way for a casino to stay in business is to have games of chance that use the element of “replacement,” such as roulette or craps.

Replacement, in this instance, refers to the concept of “independent results” occurring after each round of play.

With roulette, if the number 17 comes up, that number remains in play for the next spin of the wheel, it is not taken out.  In craps, if 9 is rolled with the dice, all faces that add up to 9 remain in play for the next roll of the dice.  Therefore, 17 is just as likely to come up again in roulette and 9 is just as likely to come up again in craps, on the very next turn of play in the two games.

Since there is no “process of elimination,” no number is ever “due to come up.”  The odds will never change for the next roll of the dice or spin of the wheel.

With blackjack, it would be like having the cards shuffled after every deal. That doesn’t happen.

Unmatched Advantage

Blackjack is one of the few casino games where the player can make a decision after the bet has been made.  Whatever the decision is, will either increase or decrease the chance of the player winning the bet.  For example, if you know that “hitting” in a certain situation, will win 53% of the time, as opposed to “standing,” winning 46%  of the time, you definitely want to hit, to give yourself a better shot at winning.  Therefore, depending on how well you know the correct move, blackjack can be more profitable in the long run than other casino games.

Because of the thousands of computer-generated hands played, a knowledgeable blackjack player will only give up a 1/2% edge to the house in a typical multi-deck game, by just playing according to a basic strategy chart. When most casino table games average about a 3% edge for the house, you have to agree 1/2% is a bargain!

The second advantage goes back to the replacement theory.  Once a card is played in blackjack, it goes to a discard pile and not used again until a shuffle occurs.  It is a game of “dependent results.”  As more cards are dealt, certain hands become easier to make and other hands more difficult to make. The player’s odds continue to shift with every card dealt.

It’s been determined that a player’s chance of being dealt a blackjack can be anywhere from 1 in 17, to 1 in 25, depending on how the cards have played.  That type of thing just doesn’t happen in other casino games!

Blackjack, hands down, gives you the best odds! It is the most freely beatable over the long run, of all casino games.

What is Basic Blackjack Strategy – How to use it

Understanding the basic rules of the game should be your first step in winning at the blackjack table You need to know the correct moves for the different hands to maximize your opportunity for success. The skill part of blackjack is to avail yourself of the mathematically proven best plays to make when faced with any dealt hand at your blackjack table.

When to stand, hit or double down with any hand has been figured out based on the laws of probability, of wins versus losses.  Just taking into consideration basic strategy, not using any card counting, there is only one correct play to make in blackjack for any given hand, based on strictly mathematics. Other factors, such as house rules and number of decks used will make a difference in the correct playing strategies as well, which is why you might see several “basic” strategy charts available. Let’s go into a little bit of why that is so.

The Reason Basic Blackjack Strategy Works

First, as a quick refresher on the basic rules of blackjack, the value of your combined cards must beat the value of the dealers combined cards, without going over 21, for you to win. In a deck of 52 cards there are 16 cards valued at 10 and only 4 cards of each of the other denominations, Ace – 9. So, you are 4 times more likely to pull a ten-count card than any other denomination card.  Therefore, when the dealer’s upcard is high (7 or above), he is more likely to be close to 21, with a presumed 10-spot as his “hole” card and therefore hard to beat because he won’t have to hit his hand.  Conversely with a low upcard (2-6), he is more likely to have to hit his hand to come close enough to 21 and hopefully, for the player’s sake, bust because of that.

Basic strategy tells you that if the dealer’s upcard is a 7 or better and you have a hand totaling 12-16 (aka a “stiff”), you should hit.  The reason being that the dealer’s hand indicates strength, so you don’t want to stand with a weak hand.  A weak hand is considered anything 16 points or less. This is difficult concept for a novice to believe in.  It is probable that by hitting a stiff hand, you would probably bust, but you have to give yourself that better chance of beating the dealer by taking that hit to improve your hand.  If you don’t take the hit, you will definitely lose if the dealer is showing strength with a 7 or better upcard. You must make the assumption that the dealer’s hole card is a 10-spot and if you hold with a hand of less than 17, you lose anyway.  You have to take the hit to try and improve your hand.  Standing on stiff hands, against dealer’s hands showing a 7 or better upcard, loses more often than it wins in the long run, believe that.

If the dealer’s upcard is a 2-6, you can assume he has a stiff hand and therefore you want to stand with your own stiff hand.  With stiff hands more likely to bust, you want to stand with your stiff hand and let the dealer bust when he has to hit his hand.  In addition, if the dealer’s upcard shows he may have a stiff hand, it makes it a more opportune time to split pairs or double down, getting more money on the table when the dealer has a great chance of busting.

This is the simple theory behind basic blackjack strategy.  Of course there are expections to these rules, but it does give you a proven winning strategy to use in almost any blackjack game.

Keep it Simple 10-point Strategy

If you’ve looked at blackjack charts and decided they’re too difficult to memorize just remember these simple rules:

  1. Never Take Insurance
  2. If the dealer’s upcard is 7 or better, hit until you get a hard 17 or higher hand
  3. If the dealer’s upcard is 2-6, stand on all your stiffs (hard totals of 12-16)
  4. Hit all soft hands of 17 or below
  5. Stand on all soft hands of 18 or higher
  6. Double Down on 10 & 11, versus any dealer upcard of 2-9
  7. Always split Aces and 8’s
  8. Never split 4’s, 5’s, or 10’s
  9. Split all other pairs (2’s, 3’s, 6’s, 7’s and 9’s) versus dealer’s upcard of 4, 5, or 6
  10. Surrender 16 versus dealer’s 9,10, or Ace.

Remember, basic strategy can be the best weapon at the casino blackjack table, if you simply use it correctly.







Winning Blackjack Betting Strategies

A crucial part of successful blackjack playing is how to control and bet with your bankroll.  Learning how to bet effectively will determine how long you’re going to be at the blackjack table, as well as, how much you will win.  If you don’t manage your bankroll properly, all the game knowledge and strategy in the world will not help you beat the game.

Defining a Good Starting Bankroll

Though it is a highly personal and individual subject, it is best to first figure out what you can afford to lose.  Just because you’ve come to the casino with solid knowledge of the game and specific strategies to insure a winning session, you must remember that it is a game of chance where the “house” does have a slight edge, therefore, there is a chance you could lose. Unfortunately, there are going to be nights where the cards are just not running right and you’ve got to have the discipline to get up and leave and cut your losses.  Simply put, your bankroll for the session is the maximum amount you are willing to lose.  Any money used for gambling should be expendable because there’s always the chance you’ll lose it.  There’s an old gambling proverb:  “When you gamble with money you can’t afford to lose, lose you will!”  Sometimes proper blackjack play involves moves that may seem extra risky, so if you’re worried about losing the money on that bet, you won’t make the proper move!

Proper Bankroll Size

The general rule for bankroll size in blackjack, is to have 50 times the minimum bet.  This means at a $5 minimum bet table, you should have at least $250 to play effectively.  This allows you to handle the hot and cold runs of cards that is inevitable as a game plays on.  As most tables these days play with six or more decks in the shoe, it may take a few hands for the shoe to become favorable for the player.  With the correct bankroll, you can wait out the cold deck and wait to take advantage of the hot deck and bet more at that time.  You can of course come to the table with less, and with a good betting system, to be discussed later, you can still make a pretty good profit and win at blackjack.

Bet Size

The amount will definitely depend on various factors, but with knowledge of card counting, you’ll know to increase your bet size significantly if the deck is favorable to the player.  If the deck is favorable to the casino, bet the table minimum.  If you’re not a card counter, there are still betting strategies or systems to use to optimize your potential winnings.blackjack10

Best Blackjack Betting Strategy

When thinking of a betting strategy, you should think in terms of a betting system. With each betting system, you think in terms of the number of “units” to bet each time. A unit is going to be the minimum table bet.  So for a $10 minimum bet table, one unit is $10.  There are positive and negative betting systems out there.  What that means is whether or not you increase your bet after a win or a loss. It’s a positive method if you increase your bet after a win, and it’s a negative system if you increase your bet after a loss.  I’ll go over a couple of the most popular positive bet systems. The following systems are good to use if you’re not a card counter.  If you count cards, you would be increasing your bets more significantly than these methods suggest, when the count is favorable to the player.

  • The Up and Pull – The bet cycle is continued until you lose a hand.  To begin, you start with a 2 unit bet, (double the table minimum).  If you win the first hand, your next bet will be one unit, you have 1 unit profit.  If you win again (with the 1 unit bet), you up your next bet to 2 units again. If you win this bet, increase your next bet to 3 units.  Keep increasing your bet by one unit each time you win.  The moment you lose, go back to the original 2 unit bet and start the cycle over again.  This method lets you take advantage of good swings in which you win multiple hands in a row, while keeping losses to a minimum when the deck is favoring the dealer.
  • The Paroli Strategy – Start with the minimum bet. Each time you win, you double the amount for the next bet, but for a maximum of 3 wins in a row.  If you win 3 times in a row, go back to the original minimum bet.  Once you lose a bet, go back to the minimum, looking to win 3 times in a row.
  • One Half Up – Once again you start with the minimum bet and increase your bet only once you have won two bets in a row.  After two wins in a row, you increase your bet by 50% of the initial bet.  As the winning countinues, each bet is a 50% increase of the previous bet.  For example, start with a $10 bet and if you win 2 hands in a row, your bet for the 3rd hand would be $15 and if you win that, the bet for the 4th hand would be $20, and so forth.  Once you lose a bet though, you go back to the minimum and wait to increase your bet again after 2 wins in a row.

Betting Methods to Avoid

Basically any method that wants you to double the amount of a losing bet.  Just think about what would happen with this method if you lose just a few hands in row.  Your blackjack session can end very quickly with any system that suggests doubling a losing bet.

Easy Blackjack Strategies Applied

You don’t have to be a card counter.  The best and easiest thing to remember for winning blackjack strategies is to increase your bets when you’re winning and decrease your bets when you’re losing.  It can be as simple as that.  Blackjack is a game that definitely has it’s hot and cold swings.  Push the bar when it’s hot, pull the bar back when it’s cold.  Good luck!blackjack14





How to Win at the Blackjack Table

blackjack13Patience is a virtue at any blackjack table and keeping a few simple rules in mind is the best way to win at the blackjack table.

Master Basic Blackjack Strategy

Any book or instructor will tell you the first thing you must learn is the basic strategy for playing blackjack. If you don’t know the game, inside and out, you definitely won’t win on a regular basis.  There is some luck involved of course or it wouldn’t be considered gambling, but luck will not win out in the long run.  In terms of giving yourself the best chance to win at blackjack, there are specific moves to make for any given situation that will come up during a hand of blackjack.  A basic blackjack strategy chart will tell you the best move to make depending on what you have and what the dealer has.  Memorize these rules and you’ll drop the casino’s edge to less that one half percent.  Those are the odds you need to learn how to beat the casinos in blackjack.

Specific Game Rules

Make sure you actually look at the table rules and limits before you sit down.  Just take the time to observe at least one round of play, to make sure it’s a table you’d be comfortable playing a hand or two at.  Make sure you know the mimimum and maximum bets allowed.  Many players look at only what the minimum bet is, but being aware of the maximum is also important to maximize your bettig strategies.

Look for a Friendly Dealer

You might not think so, but a friendly dealer can absolutely make the difference in a profitable playing session.  They do work for tips and should be nice to you.  If they aren’t, move to another table, without feeling bad.  Giving the dealer a tip every now and then will give them reason to “help” you by giving you a little extra time to think about the correct play if you get a little flustered.  If you’re rude to them, they’ll  be rude to you by rushing the play, forcing you to make quick decisions that may be wrong.  The dealer doesn’t control the cards, but does control the speed of play, which you want to be a your pace, not theirs.

Play Smart and Within your Limit

Make sure you’ve determined your spending limit before you sit down at a table and stick to the plan.  You will play more relaxed and smarter if you’re not worried about playing with mony you really can’t afford to lose.  Remember, it is gambling and in reality, the casino is slightly favored to win, so don’t play with money your can’t afford to lose, because you won’t win every time.

You are in control of how long you play.  Don’t slap all your money down on the first table you sit at.  Play with about one third of you total bankroll at first to see how the cards are running.  If the cards are runing favorably, increase your betting, if not, get up and move to another table.blackjack5

Avoid Sucker Bets

Save your money with these final tips:

  • Never buy insurance
  • Try not to play at tables where the dealer can hit a soft 17 (increases the house edge by .2 percent)
  • Make sure a blackjack pays at least 3:2 odds (More and more Vegas casinos pay 6:5 on blackjack, increasing the house edge to 1.39 percent)


Blackjack is a game and should be fun for you to play, while giving you that chance to win some money. You can win at the blackjack table, but if you’re not enjoying yourself, it’s time to get up and go home!







The Best Online Blackjack Strategy


It is truly wide known that blackjack is the one casino game where skill can totally make the difference in a winning or losing session of gaming. There are many different strategies available and it is so important that a player tests different ones and begins using them in their playing sessions.  Every effective available strategy is based on pure logic and numbers that cannot be denied.  With that being understood, the best thing a player can do is to forget any superstitions, rituals, lucky thoughts and the like, and just believe in the numbers and trust the process.  So let’s review some of the best game plans one can take on to win at blackjack each time you play.

Step #1 – Pick The Right Casino

Some players don’t realize how important this first step can be.  Picking a good casino site is a huge fact in blackjack success.  The simple secret is to choose an established, highly regarded casino that features many blackjack games and lucrative bonuses that you can use on them.  You must realize that not all online casinos are safe and reliable.  Sometimes casinos might refuse to pay out winnings, even though you have won fair and square.  If you choose licensed and regulated casions, you have a reasonable probability of winning and most importantly, quaranteed payouts.

Step #2 – Pick The Right Blackjack Version

With many different versions out there, picking the correct one for you is critical to having a comprehensive blackjack strategy.  The most crucial detail of a game is unquestionably the house edge, and of course, the lower, the better.  This should be the first thing you should check because it can range from .17% for “Blackjack Switch” and .62% for “21 Duel Blackjack,” as an example.  In fact, some online blackjack games have a house edge over 2%, you definitely want to stay away from those.blackjack14

Step #3 – Know Your Game Perfectly

There are different variations of the game of blackjack.  Rules can vary from game to game and so if you play the same basic strategy for different games, you could be making a big mistake.  Every little detail will make the difference between a winning or losing session of blackjack becasue each variance effects the house edge of course.  The rules you want to be aware of are:

    • How much does a Blackjack pay
    • Does the dealer hit a soft seventeen
    • Is there a 5,6,or 7 card charlie
    • How many decks in the shoe
    • Can you surrender, and if so, when can that be done
    • Can you double on any two cards
    • When can you split your and and up to how many times
    • Are you allowed to double after splitting
    • Are you allowed to hit split aces

Find and commit to memory a basic blackjack strategy chart.  Do not play any of the side bets.  They are how the casinos up the house edge.  They don’t pay off in the long run, so they really are “sucker bets”  for the beginner player who thinks he has a “hunch.”  Remember, strategies are based on logic and numbers, and the process must be trusted.

Tip #4 – How About Card Counting

Card counting helps you keep track of the relation between high cards and low cards in the shoe.  It can definitely be helpful information to know when there are more high cards in the shoe, giving the player better odds of winning.  More high cards gives the player a higher count for their hand, while also making it a higher probability that the dealer will bust.

Tip #5 – Best Blackjack Betting System

Using a suitable blackjack strategy card show you the right play to make in any situation, but it doesn’t tell you how much you should be betting.  Of the many betting systems out there, progressive betting is most popular because it’s based on the idea (not fact) that if you’ve lost several times, you’re bound to win soon.  Of course that’s not true.  There is no betting system alone that will help you beat the house, but a good betting system and good blackjack strategy will increase your blackjack success.  For instance, card counting will let you know when the odds are more in your favor and therefore you should increase your wager.

Tip #6 – Online Bonuses

The biggest advantage to playing online blackjack is the generous bonus opportunities that online casinos offer. These incentives may be extra money that isn’t acutally yours, yet you are able to keep any winnings resulting from the use of that money.  Obviously this is a big player edge.  With an already low house edge, solid strategy and generous bonuses, online blackjack success is completely possible.

Final Thoughts

The best online blackjack strategy is to carefully choose a game plan that precisely coorresponds to the game variation you’ve chosen to play.  For online, look for the generous bonuses and combine that as well, with perfect blackjack strategy to beat the casino.  Most of all relax and trust the process.  Remember, it’s a game, so have fun.  What can be more fun than making money playing a card game!



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Winning Blackjack Strategies – Basics, Tips, Charts


Learning Blackjack Basic Strategy

The most successful Blackjack players first learned to beat the game by using a Blackjack chart. It has been proven that there are statistically correct moves to make in game situations that increase your odds in winning the game, or making your particular session more profitable. Basic strategy is the first thing you need to know before you can start to get an edge at the casinos. Blackjack already gives you the best odds in the casino, and having the perfect basic strategy can make those odds even better. Honestly, you’ll need to know more than basic strategy, like card counting, deviations, true count conversion and betting strategies (to be discussed later) to regularly beat the game of Blackjack, but with perfect basic strategy, you can play winning Blackjack.

Best Winning Blackjack Strategy

Start with one basic chart. You will find there are many “basic charts” out there and you want to make sure you haven’t started with a more advanced chart that would be difficult to memorize. I have found that Blackjack playing charts can get more specialized or intricate, the more advanced you are in playing the game, so make sure you are studying charts in an organized manner. You will confuse yourself if you don’t. Though some casinos will allow you to come in and sit at the table with a wallet-size strategy chart, it is best to take the time to memorize it. I know that seems like it would be hard and take a lot of time to do, it’s well worth the trouble. Taking the time to perfectly learn the basic strategy of Blackjack is the first step towards winning Blackjack and beating the casinos. Your fellow players at your table will also appreciate not having to wait for you to look at your chart to figure out the correct move to make!

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Being able to look at your hand and immediately recall the rule in your head is vitally important. If you can play at a consistent pace (without having to pause too long to think of the correct play) it will make the game more enjoyable for everybody. I find that casino Blackjack players expect that all the players should know at least the basic strategies of Blackjack and therefore become annoyed if you slow down play at all. Some players just can’t seem to wait to lose their money! Of course once you learn and memorize the basic strategy, you may find yourself at tables where you’re the only one playing correctly (usually the loudest one where “friends” are there to just have fun blowing their money) and those are actually the tables you don’t want to be at! Those people are relying totally on luck and that’s what you don’t want! I find I can totally have a great time at a relatively quiet table, winning money strategically! Don’t let others force your to play faster than what is comfortable for you either. If a table seems to be rushing through hands, move to a different table. If you have the basic rules memorized, your speed of play should be adequate. Being able to play at a pace that is comfortable for you, means Blackjack success for you. Memorize the basic Blackjack chart

Basic Blackjack strategy gives you the best decision/move, as the player, given every possible combination of starting player hands and dealer up cards. The best decision for the player is the one that loses the least amount of money to the casino over time.

Advanced Blackjack Strategies

Adding card counting to using basic strategy is the most common way I’ve seen players turn the house edge into the players edge, or at least the lowest house edge. More people than you would think use at least some simple form of card counting while playing Blackjack. The concept of card counting is to keep track of the ratio of low cards to high cards, allowing the player to know when the advantage shifts from the casino to the player. When the casino has the advantage, minimize your bets, when the player has the advantage, maximize your bets. As this sort of implies, the use of winning Blackjack betting strategies is also important. You don’t have to be highly intelligent to master card counting. It can be a very simple system to keep track of how many bad cards you’ve seen, in relation to good cards! It’s just a matter of putting in the hours of practice to beat the casinos. Many average people beat the casinos every day using basic strategy and card counting, believe that!


Blackjack is a simple game to learn, fun to play, time-consuming to master, but can also be a profitable past-time if perfected.





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I am an entrepreneur interested in many things. I am not a professional gambler, just someone who loves the casino atmosphere and the idea of making money playing cards for a living. Blackjack seems to be such an easy game to play, and with the proper strategies, can be played for a profit. I’m a weekend hack who is really looking to make a fun hobby, a profitable hobby.

I’ve already discovered in business that if you want to be successful, it’s always best if you can make each interaction a win/win situation. My customer receives want they’re looking for and I receive compensation for giving it to them.

I believe that the more you give, the more you receive in return. We all can have fun and make more money! What can be better than helping people make more money, while having fun! We all can win!

To help more people enjoy learning and playing Blackjack, for a profit, with tips, strategies and products.
If you ever need a hand or have any questions, feel free to leave them below and I will be more than happy to help you out.

All the best,

Yvette Jones