Blackjack Tips and Tricks
Most people that enjoy playing Blackjack favour this exciting game over other casino games, among other things, because Blackjack allows the player to assume a more active role. In short, Blackjack is a game where you can effectively improve your winning chances and become better by practice and through learning. That can’t be said about many other games, where success primarily depends on luck alone.
Employing a full and encompassing strategy sure does help if you want to become more successful at Blackjack and earn more money, but there is also a number of simpler tips and tricks that are proven to be successful. Moreover, certain important aspects of the basic strategy can be summed up as tips, and that way it is easier to memorise them.
Hit or Stand Tips
Regardless of the number of decks and whether you’re playing a software or a live Blackjack version, you should always split aces, and split 8s. Furthermore you should always hit soft 17 if doubling down isn’t allowed, but stand on hard 17. Even if you can’t memorise all rules of Blackjack strategies, you should at least try and remember these tips, as they are pretty straightforward.
Just like there are things that you’re always advised to do, there are things that you should not be doing. Firstly, you shouldn’t split 5s and 10s. You’re decreasing your winning chances if you do so. Second, you should not stand on any combinations between 12 and 16 if the dealer is showing a card valued at least seven. Statistically, he’s more likely to beat you if you stand.
Just because there’s an option to take insurance, it doesn’t mean that you should take it. Statistically, taking insurance doesn’t make any sense, especially if you’re playing online. So don’t take insurance, you’ll end up losing more money than if you do.
Myths and Bankroll Management
There are several misconceptions or myths about Blackjack that are still believed by some players. First of all, there’s no such thing as a hot spell, or a cold spell for that matter. You can win 5 times in a row, it doesn’t mean that you’re going to win in the sixth game. Similarly, the fact that you’ve lost 6 times in a row doesn’t entail neither that you’ll win, nor that you’ll lose your next hand. There are no rules or regularity there.
Progressive wagering makes no sense, especially if you’re playing a software Blackjack game. Increasing your wager after a win, or a loss, depending on the specific progressive strategy is very risky and you may end up losing everything before you know it.
Generally, it is wise to bet carefully and choose a game which offers wagering limits that are suitable for the size of your bankroll and your style your play. It is never wise to wager a significant proportion of your bankroll on a single bet.
And the best tip is perhaps the simplest one – practise more! It is undoubtedly true that practice will make you a better Blackjack player.