Blackjack – Strategy

October 12th, 2009 Blackjack Systems

There are many strategies available that all claim to give you an edge over the other players, but many of these do not take into account the fact that blackjack is essentially a game of luck. Not accounting for this can be your downfall, as you will collectively lose more money over a longer time period. To avoid losing more money than you win, there is a simple rule that can help you raise your advantage without resorting to complex strategies or breaking the rules in any way.

Counting the cards has been frowned upon by casinos, as it means that the advantage is unfair, and could cost the casino a large sum of money. However, this strategy is not an unfair advantage, as it only includes a quick glance at the cards that are in play at that time. Looking at the proportion of high cards in relation to the low cards is a simple and quick calculation that you can do in order to moderate your own strategies accordingly. For the record, high cards are from ten to kings, and the low cards are from two to five. In each deck, these cards are of equal proportion. However, after the dealer has placed all the cards, the proportion on the table may differ.

To have a deck that gives the players the advantage over the dealer, there needs to be a much lower percentage of low cards on the table, meaning that the high cards are still in the deck. Counting the table will mean that the odds of turning up the card you require will be calculated. If the cards on the table are mainly low cards, then this means that the chances of you turning over a high card are increased. If your hand is a low one then you will have the advantage over the players, but if the cards are high and the dealer has a lower upturned card than the ones in your hand, then it might be wiser to stand rather than hit.

Of course, this strategy is not fail safe, and there is no guarantee that the cards will turn out in your favour, but it will help you plan out your moves with caution, and hope that luck is on your side. Following these simple blackjack strategies is the way to change from a casual player to a serious blackjack player. Being a serious blackjack player isn’t important, but it does help in giving you the advantage to have a higher winning percentage over the dealer, and winning the prizes is a fun reason for people to play.

By: Elizabeth M Tudor

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The article is posted and written by Elizabeth Tudor, a mature and experienced poker gambler.
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