Training Yourself in the Ways of Blackjack—Making and Breaking

There are several myths and philosophies in blackjack that revolve around the idea that there is an order to the cards, and that the order must be preserved. But in truth there is no order to the cards. They are shuffled and then dealt.

It seems that blackjack players who play online don’t seem to have that worry that there’s some order that must be preserved.

Why is that?

It probably has something to do with the fact that in online blackjack there are no cards visible other than the ones that have been dealt. And perhaps, because the remaining deck isn’t visible, players focus more on the cards on the screen in front of them rather than worrying about those that have yet to be dealt.

Another reason that perhaps online blackjack players don’t worry about the order of the cards is because they know that there can’t be any order. In online blackjack any card, it is assumed that players are playing with multiple decks.

And there are no discards. The cards in online blackjack can be thought as playing at a table with a continuous shuffle machine. And while the CSMs in land-based casinos are considered a low blow to blackjack players, there is no other way to play online blackjack. Online blackjack can’t have real cards with discards. And the similarity to a CSM is from the Random Number Generator that keeps the results of each card dealt random and fair to the players.

What land-based blackjack players can learn from online blackjack players is to let go of the idea that there is an order to the cards. Land-based blackjack players can utilize the play-for-fun option that online casinos offer to play blackjack and try playing without the idea that there is an order to the cards.

Letting go of this order-to-the-cards idea can free players from making mistakes in their plays that cost them money. Give it a shot.