I have to admit I am sighing a little as I write this. I keep hearing about blackjack players who not only continue playing with betting systems, but that they also insist this is the best way to manage one’s blackjack betting strategy.
But there is one little problem with those betting strategies. I do not care if you are playing with a positive betting progression or a negative betting progression, they are still systems. And systems will in the long run, cause you to come out with less than when you arrived.
Think about this for a moment. A betting system totes the notion that it can overcome the house edge by allowing the player to walk away with a profit from blackjack.
But these betting systems are based on an infinite line of betting, meaning they do not tell the player when to walk away from the table. They are designed so that the player keeps playing and playing and playing. Without knowing when to walk away from the blackjack table anything you win you can lose. And with a betting system you can lose it very quickly.
Rather than using a betting system that has you increasing your wager without any guarantee that you will ever recoup your losses, stick to flat betting and set yourself a goal to reach in winnings.
Having a goal to reach in winnings will allow you to know when to walk away from the blackjack table. If you tell yourself that you are going to play until you have won $150, it gives you a stopping point.
And by flat betting to reach it your, winnings and your bankroll or more solid. Losing $20 in one round is easier to swallow and make up for than losing $320 in one round because your betting system’s progression has taken your wagering that high.
Betting systems for blackjack have their appeal in that they appear like a fast way to make your profit from blackjack. But in truth the flat betting as the basis of your betting strategy will make your bankroll more solid and steady, causing you to come out ahead. Think of it like the tortoise and the hare—flat betting is the tortoise and betting systems are the hare.