Blackjack is one of the most popular casino games out there simply because it provides you with the lowest possible house edge ever and the game is actually really easy to play.
That being said, there are some important things that you need to know first before you start spending money at the Blackjack table.
So today, I am going to provide you with the necessary information that you need to know, so be sure to read through the rest of the article.
Learn the Basic Strategy
It is not only important to know the rules of the game, but it is also necessary that you memorize all of the basic strategies of Blackjack as well.
Here is a brief primer to said strategies:
- Always Spilt 8s and Aces
- Double or Hit Aces-6
- Double the Dealer’s 2-10 with 11
- Stand When Your Hand is 12-16 against the dealer’s 2-6
- Hit When Your Hand is 12-16 and the dealer has Ace-7
If you are not the type of person that wants to memorize a lot of things, you can actually purchase a strategy card in a gift shop so you do not have to.
Don’t Get Insurance
Although I would advise you to get health and car insurance, I am strongly against getting blackjack insurance simply for the reason that it effectively increases the house edge to a considerable degree.
If the player gets an insurance bet, your house edge effectively increases by as much as 6%. Even if you do win the game, you’re still just going to breakeven. Supposing that the dealer has blackjack, it is just considered a push which means that you either win some or lose some.
Check the Dealer’s Card
One of the things that you need to know about the game of blackjack is that there the dealer always has some face-up cards for you to see. You can then judge your moves based on the cards that you see.
If the dealer has a bad card (anywhere between 2-6) it is best that you continue playing bold and risky. If the dealer has a good card (Ace-7), proceed with caution.
Knowing the cards, the dealer has will certainly have a huge impact on the way the player plays the game.
Don’t Sit Near the Dealer
Assuming that other players also want to take part in the same game that you’re in, it is important that you do not sit near the dealer so that you will be given ample time to assess the cards and allow you to make your moves accordingly.
Do not go bold and daring if you’ve just arrived at the scene. It is best that you start and bet small increments so that you can assess the situation. Hot and cold streaks can happen and if you are not careful, you are subject to lose more money than you should.
Be Careful About Certain ‘Advice’
When a player claims that they know some expert advice that can help you win, look the other way.