Jump Starting Your Blackjack Strategy

Strategy often brings to mind super hard formulas and tricks and things that will make your brain hurt. Strategy, especially for casino games where money is involved, seems particularly hard. Perhaps this is because money is on the line—money always complicates things. But blackjack strategy does not have to be all that hard. In fact, … Continue reading Jump Starting Your Blackjack Strategy

Card Counting Basics for Blackjack—Part I

Card counting is one of the most coveted blackjack strategy skills in the game. It is easy to play according to basic strategy—all you do is look off of the chart and make the recommended play. I am not saying that basic strategy should be dispensed with in favor of card counting. Actually both are … Continue reading Card Counting Basics for Blackjack—Part I

Multiple Hands per Round is Not Blackjack Strategy

I have heard of this. Players playing two or three hands per round and calling it blackjack strategy. The way I have heard it explained to me is that playing more hands per round is good blackjack strategy that increases one’s blackjack odds of winning. Not true, and I am going straight to the math … Continue reading Multiple Hands per Round is Not Blackjack Strategy

Blackjack Strategy Specifics: Your 11 vs. the Dealer’s Ace

How do you play your 11 if the dealer has an Ace showing? We are going to say that you are playing Vegas Strip Blackjack and the dealer has checked for a natural blackjack and does not have it. Which 11 is stronger, yours or his? And how do you play an 11 versus an … Continue reading Blackjack Strategy Specifics: Your 11 vs. the Dealer’s Ace

Introducing Blackjack Strategy to New Players

After you have learned how to play blackjack and have taken some time to practice and become familiar with the feel of the game and are comfortable playing, it is time to introduce blackjack strategy into your game. New blackjack players should be very thankful. Blackjack offers one of the easiest to use strategies that … Continue reading Introducing Blackjack Strategy to New Players

Beating the Edge Using Blackjack Strategy

Blackjack players, you are in luck. You are the players of the one casino game in which players have the best shot at meeting, it not over-coming, the house edge. Congratulations to you and your blackjack strategy. The reason for this is because this is the one casino game whose strategy can truly fight the … Continue reading Beating the Edge Using Blackjack Strategy

Blackjack Strategy for Hard 12 vs. a 2

Sure a 2 does not seem like that big of a threat. It is a tiny card, the tiniest card in a game of blackjack. But when facing down a dealer’s 2 with a hard 12 that little tiny 2 suddenly seems like a much bigger problem than its value begets. When a player finds … Continue reading Blackjack Strategy for Hard 12 vs. a 2

Blackjack Strategy: More Pair Splitting!

This is the last of the pair splitting post, I swear. But what would a mutli-part discussion on pair splitting blackjack strategy be without a post devoted to pairs of 8s? It would be incomplete, that is what. So here it is blackjack strategy meets a pair of 8s. Unlike pairs of 5s and 10s, … Continue reading Blackjack Strategy: More Pair Splitting!

Blackjack Strategy: More on Pair Splitting…or Not Splitting

I was thinking some more about commonly made blackjack mistakes, and I got to thinking more about pair splitting and blackjack strategy. I know I mentioned how some pairs should be split and some should not, that is just how blackjack strategy is supposed to be. Blackjack players just do not seem to apply any … Continue reading Blackjack Strategy: More on Pair Splitting…or Not Splitting