Like many of the casino games that we know and love, Blackjack originates from Europe – more specifically, France.
There are many reasons why you should pick this game over Poker when you arrive at the casino.
Firstly, you only have to play against the house – so you can have fun with the other people at the table. Secondly, you have better odds of winning. Thirdly, no bluffing is required for Blackjack, just a tactical mind.
Today, we are going to share 6 tips from Blackjack pros that will help you improve your chances of walking home with money.
#1 – Do not card count
Let’s get this one out of the way now.
You will have seen people card counting in movies in order to beat the house. You may have even heard stories of the MIT team winning millions of dollars using the trick. But don’t do it.
While card counting is not illegal, it is banned in nearly every casino in the world. If you are caught doing it you will lose any winnings and most likely get banned for life from that casino.
With the technology they have now, you will always get caught. Now, on to something more positive.
#2 – Understand the power of 11
If you want to play blackjack online for real money then you are going to need to get to grips with the theory behind the game.
One of the things that new players skip over most is learning which hands are the best outside of 20 and 21.
We’ll start you off by teaching you the third best hand in the game – 11.
Why is 11 so good?
Well, an 11 guarantees that you can take another card without folding – making your chances of winning the game much better than any other hand.
#3 – Dealer’s average hand
Another key element of blackjack theory is working out whether it is worth taking another card. To do this properly, you need to be aware that the dealer’s average hand is 16+.
What does this mean for you, well it means that if you have 16 or less then you have a better chance of winning if you take any extra card rather than sticking. Sometimes you will go bust, but you will still have better odds if you take that card.
Got 17 or over, then it might be in your interest to stick.
#4 – The Blackjack jackpot hand
Did you know that there is a secret hand that will win you a jackpot in most American casinos?
You have a 0.0007% chance of being dealt this hand, so make sure that you capitalize on it if you do get it. The chance of getting a blackjack, in general, is 4.7%.
What is this jackpot-winning hand?
It is pulling the Ace of Spades with either of the Black Jacks in the pack.
This rule was introduced when Blackjack first came to America as a gimmick to draw in more customers.
#5 – Sign up for any reward program your casino offers
One of the benefits of playing any casino games online is that there is a lot of competition. This means that to attract customers and make themselves stand out from the crowd casinos need to offer rewards and bonuses for playing with them.
So, make sure that you are making the most of any of these offers. You may get free spins, free rounds of Blackjack, you may be offered modifiers to your jackpots. These rewards will mean that you get the most out of your money.
#6 – Take regular breaks and stop when you’re losing
If you want to win more rounds of Blackjack then you lose then you need to make sure that you are setting yourself up for success.
This means you should play sober and when you are wide awake. You should make sure that you are only playing for a maxim of 50 minutes before you take a break.
You should also take a break if you lose 3 rounds in a row. This will help to reduce your stress levels and keep you from chasing losses.
Blackjack is a quick game that requires a tactical mind as well as a little bit of luck. However, by following the tips above you can improve your odds of walking home with a jackpot.
Gook luck at the table.