Blackjack Strategy: Soft Hands

Soft hands seem to be the most misunderstood hands in blackjack. It does not matter if they are playing online blackjack or blackjack in a brick and mortar casino. A soft hand is dealt, and players’ blackjack strategy goes blank; and they seem to hesitate before playing it out as if it were a hard … Continue reading Blackjack Strategy: Soft Hands

For Your Blackjack Strategy and Your Odds—the Double Down

No, I am not talking about that so-called sandwich. A friend of mine tried it once and could not eat for two days his stomach was so upset. I am talking about the double down play that players can make in blackjack. This handy little play packs quite a punch against the house. And we … Continue reading For Your Blackjack Strategy and Your Odds—the Double Down

Blackjack Strategy: Card Counting Odds

Card counting has always had this glamorous image in the blackjack world. It is considered the crème de la crème of blackjack skills. It is also the blackjack skill that can allow the player to beat the house. But how much of an edge does this piece of blackjack strategy give a player? You might … Continue reading Blackjack Strategy: Card Counting Odds

Blackjack Strategy: Things Not to Do

No one is a perfect blackjack player. Well, professional players might come close, but still, no one is perfect. In blackjack there are strategy plays that have good intentions that end poorly, but the point is that you played the correct play based on basic strategy—the dealer just wound up with a better hand. But … Continue reading Blackjack Strategy: Things Not to Do

Best Blackjack Strategy

Every single player out there wants to know what the best blackjack strategy is. This comes from blackjack’s reputation that it is the one casino game in which players can beat the house. The truth is that only the players who are willing to put a lot of time, patience, research and practice into the … Continue reading Best Blackjack Strategy

Strategy for Online Blackjack: Rate of Play

When it comes to playing online blackjack, there are some differences between blackjack that is played online and blackjack that is played in a brick and mortar casino. Those differences can have an impact on your blackjack strategy. One of the biggest differences comes down to players. When you are playing blackjack in a brick … Continue reading Strategy for Online Blackjack: Rate of Play

Blackjack Strategy for Hard Hands

Name one of the worst hands to be dealt in a game of blackjack. If you named one of the stiff hands then you have chosen wisely. Stiff Hands are some of the worst hands to be dealt, and not just statistically speaking or in terms of blackjack strategy. They are a bummer to moral … Continue reading Blackjack Strategy for Hard Hands

Natural Ways in Blackjack Strategy to Reduce the House Edge

When playing blackjack, players who desire to be savvy blackjack players will work and work to build a blackjack strategy that they can use to reduce the house edge and increase their own blackjack odds. This is true across the board of blackjack players. Those who play in brick and mortar casinos seek to beat … Continue reading Natural Ways in Blackjack Strategy to Reduce the House Edge

Blackjack Strategy: Two Cards or More than Two?

After my post yesterday afternoon I started giving some thought to blackjack strategy in regards to a two card hand versus blackjack strategy for multi card hands. This came to me after discussing how a two card soft 18 is played that same as a three card soft 18. This lead to the aforementioned thinking. … Continue reading Blackjack Strategy: Two Cards or More than Two?

Blackjack Strategy: Two Card Soft 18 and Multi Card Soft 18

There are some hands in blackjack that who’s basic strategy plays just cause our brains to revolt. Our brains get hung up on the numbers, are so focused on the numbers, that they miss the finer points. One such hand is a soft 18. A soft 18 consists of a 7 and an Ace. Our … Continue reading Blackjack Strategy: Two Card Soft 18 and Multi Card Soft 18