If one wants to play blackjack like a pro, there are several important tips to remember. The best tip on being a good Blackjack player is “Don’t play.” Although a strategy was devised in the 1970’s that gave a slight advantage to the player, the casinos have changed the rules of the game in order to give the advantage back to the casino. So, if one does play, remember that it is entertainment. Do not expect to get money back from playing Blackjack any more than one would get money back after paying to see a movie.
The actual table game has become very expensive, so it is out of reach for most people. However, there are casino video Blackjack machines that cost as little a 25 cents per hand. Unfortunately, the rules of the video version are stacked in favor of the casino more than the actual table game is. Remember to play slowly.
Actually, it can be a lot of fun watching others play at the tables. It is entertaining to see that people who play with big money don’t know any more than anyone else.
The fun is such that it has to be experienced by one’s own self to understand it as only then will you be able to accept it in its entirety. After all, you don’t just go searching for any situs judi online terpercaya and start playing if you can’t stake like a professional gambler or don’t have enough money to do so.
So, since it is agreed that it is entertainment, there are strategies that can make the game fun. There are charts available that describe the “basic strategy”.
When the cards are dealt, the player can see his two cards and one of two dealer’s cards. When the dealer is showing a 7 or higher, the player should try to keep “hitting” or drawing more cards to try to get a value for his hand of 17 to 21. Unfortunately, the player may go over 21, thereby losing immediately. That chance has to be taken because the dealer can easily have 17 to 21 total by drawing a high card.
If the dealer is showing a card with a value from 4 to 6, then the player should keep drawing cards until the player’s total is 12 or more. Never risk going over 21 in this case. That is because, statistically, there is a good chance that the dealer will go over 21.
If the dealer is showing a 2 or 3, the player should draw cards until the player’s hand is 13 or higher. So, if the player has 12, he should draw one card, even if it risks going over 21.
If the player’s first two cards are an ace and a 10 value card, then the player cannot lose. The player should not take “insurance” which would pay 1 to 1. A Blackjack pays 3 to 2 when the dealer does not have Blackjack, too.
If the player has a total of 10 or 11 on his first two cards, and if the dealer is showing less than the player’s total, the player should consider doubling the bet. If the player has been keeping track of whether there are more high cards in the deck than small cards, then “doubling down” is reasonable. If there are more small cards than high cards in the deck, then the player should just draw a card instead of “doubling-down”. There are many “card counting” methods. One method is to “add one” when one sees a 2,3,4,5,6 and to “subtract one” when one sees a “9,10,J,Q,K”. If the running total is very positive, consider “doubling down” and consider not “hitting” on 12 or 13 when the dealer has a 2 or 3. Or, if the “count” is negative, don’t risk “doubling-down”.
There are other rules for “splitting pairs” and other strategies which make the game interesting. But, it’s best to play at home and to watch at the casinos.