‘Tis the season. Well, almost. But it is the season to be thankful. Not that you should not be thankful the rest of the year, but Thanksgiving is the time of year that we put our focus on food and being thankful for said food and other things. While there are many things that I am thankful for, this post is dedicated to the reasons why I am thankful for blackjack.
Blackjack is the one casino game with the lowest housed edge. And that is before any strategy is applied. Blackjack starts with a house edge of 2-5% depending on what house rules are being used. But it by far beats out the 14% that easy games like slots have.
And speaking of strategy, I am thankful that blackjack offers the easiest and most effective strategy: basic strategy. All a player needs to do is play according to the basic strategy chart and they can lower the housed edge to 0.5%. The lowered house edge happens because basic strategy comes in the form of a chart with each dealer up card and each player starting hand; where the two lines intersect lies the best statistical play. You may not win every single time, but you will win more and make the most of profitable opportunities.
I am thankful that I do not have to worry about what the other players are doing because, in blackjack, their hands do not affect mine, nor am I playing against them. It is just me and the dealer regardless of whether I am playing blackjack in a casino or playing online blackjack—it is always just me and the dealer.
Thos are the main points that I am thankful of blackjack for. It makes it a simple and easy to play casino game. And most of all I am thankful that with blackjack strategy tools such as basic strategy, I can actually make a profit from blackjack.