As the gaming industry continues to grow and the gaming technology continues to improve, more and more people will begin to play their favorite online casino games online. And with how people are turning more and more to the Internet for their entertainment—TV shows, music—it really is not surprising that blackjack players are making the switch to online.
But while online blackjack is similar to blackjack in a brick and mortar casino, it is not exactly the same. Do not worry, the rules are the same. I was talking about blackjack strategy.
Not all blackjack strategy is good for playing online. Card counting, while useful in a brick and mortar casino does not help players in the least when playing online.
The way the actual game of online blackjack functions is that each round is dealt from the Random Number Generator. The RNG is programmed with every possible dealing for that game. At the beginning of each round of online blackjack the RNG pulls a combination at random to be dealt. And it pulls from all the cards. This means that cards are never out of play. With no cards being discarded card counting is useless.
So what is an online blackjack player to do?
The answer is actually quite simple: play according to basic strategy. On every hand. Every time. No deviating.
Without card counting to lend a helping hand to your blackjack odds, it is even more important to stick to the plays recommended by basic strategy since those are the best statistical plays in the game. While it will not even up the odds, basic strategy will bring you within 0.5% of the house edge.
Since that is the best that you can play for in online blackjack it makes sense to keep your blackjack strategy close and your basic strategy closer.