Learning Blackjack

We’ve all had dreams of becoming experts at the game of blackjack before making a living from the glamorous world of offline and online casino. The reality sadly is that many people fail to learn the basics well, and so doom themselves to a life of lost bankroll after lost bankroll. We’ve taken a look at some of the fundamental points of blackjack that you need to be aware of in order to make some money, and keep the enjoyment in your session.

Whenever you start a blackjack session, you will need to wager a bet equal to or greater than the minimum set by those in charge of the table. Depending upon what casino you’re in, and whether it’s an online, a mobile version or an offline version, you may need to pay out as much as $10. In Las Vegas, for instance, where casinos have extremely high overheads, $10 is the norm for a minimum bet, whilst online where many more games can be played and completed per hour, you can find much smaller minimum bets, with some operators setting the limit as low as $1.

After placing your initial bet, you’ll find yourself dealt two cards face up. The dealer will deal themselves one card face down and another face up. It’s at this point that you need to choose whether to stand, so stick with your cards, or hit, which means taking another card from the dealer. You need to bear in mind at all times when playing blackjack that the aim of the game is to get as close to 21 as possible without exceeding it. The dealer’s aim is the same, but they must stick to a couple of additional restrictions, namely that they need to keep dealing until their total tallies up to at least 17, and also they will need to stick if their first two cards total 17.

There are so many blackjack strategies out there that you can base a game on, but ultimately it can pay to keep things simple. So, remember that if your initial score is low, you’ll need to hit. If it is high, then you will need to stand. Simple!

Spend some time trying out these basic principles and, once you feel comfortable with them and haven’t lost too much money, move on to some of the more intricate theories to help you win money playing blackjack.

The best thing about these casino games is that they can be played at home as well with you friends. You can play blackjack, poker, roulette etc. Pick up some custom poker chips and use them for the next casino game you play at home.

January 30, 2014