One of the quintessential games at any casino is Blackjack. It is a beloved game of chance and strategy that is a joy to play and win. Even at casino-themed parties, it is sure to be a hit with the sense of suspense you often experience when the dealer flips the final card.
The being said, a losing streak can ruin any night, even if it is just a casino-themed party. Blackjack, after all, is a game of skill more than it is a game of chance.
In this article, we will talk about some tips and tactics you can use when playing Blackjack for you to enjoy better odds and more wins.
1. Familiarise yourself with the Basic Blackjack Strategy
Experienced gamblers and mathematicians know that there is a formula for success when it comes to Blackjack. All this is condensed into what is known as the Basic Blackjack Strategy, which uses principles of statistics and probability to mitigate the risks of random chance.
If the strategy is a bit too much for you to remember at first, there are plenty of strategy templates that are available for printing on the internet. It might do well to keep a small, laminated card of this with you when playing the game.
2. Play with liberal rules
Signs of a good table to play at include the following:
- The dealer pays 3-2
- The dealer stands on a soft 17
- Players can double down on any two cards
- Doubling after pair splitting is allowed
Another good sign to watch out for is if there are fewer decks. A double or single deck game definitely has better odds than a six-deck or an eight-deck game under the same rules.
3. Remember that the other players have little to no effect on your game
In Blackjack, you are not competing against the other players at the table, but you’re not on the same team as them either. Ignore whatever strategies or decisions they employ as they are unlikely to affect your outcomes, just your demeanour. They are drinking buddies, but no more.
4. Under no circumstances should you make an Insurance Wager
The insurance wager is a side bet made wherein the player gambles half their original bet against the dealer hitting a natural Blackjack (a total of 21 that includes an ace and a picture card). The 2-1 odds might make it tempting, but in reality, your odds of winning an insurance wager are significantly less than that.
5. Avoid progressive betting tactics
You don’t need to adjust the size of your bet based on how much you won or lost the last round. Trying to make back your money or to make more money simply because you seem to be on a winning streak is a bad habit you do not want to develop.
The only thing you should base the size of your wager on is whether there are high-value or low-value cards on the table. If there are only low-value cards present, this increases the chances of high-value cards turning up. Adjust your bets carefully and rely on logic rather than luck.
At the end of the day, while there is an element of chance in every game of Blackjack, it is often more about the strategies you employ. It is easy enough to get swept up in the moment and chase after that big win, but slow and steady is more likely to win the race than anything.
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