Become a Winning Blackjack Player Part II

October 24th, 2007

This blog posting and the one a couple of days ago are all about “How to Become a Winning Blackjack Player” – you really can improve your play and potentially make more money at the Blackjack table. 

In my last blog posting I discussed the 3 playing strategies for Blackjack (ie be a loser and just back yourself, your lucky stars, or whatever; play “basic strategy”; or card count). I also covered some key info you should find out before you start to play a blackjack game for real money…like the table rules! These can make a significant difference to your chances of winning.

There’s no one perfect basic strategy for every Blackjack game, as the rules do vary between casinos and between individual game variants. But, for a typical set of rules, some of the key decisions you take are set out in the table below. This covers “the easy options” – what you should do when you have specific cards in your hand and when the dealer’s up-card is a specific card.

Note: The dealer’s hand is considered the most important card at the blackjack table – and many players still don’t even bother to even look at it! Follow Basic Blackjack Strategy to improve your play






I’ll give you a quick summary table of what to do with pairs and also how to handle “soft hands” (ie like A-7 or A-2) under basic blackjack strategy in my next blog post.

Remember, this stuff is tried and true and tested (not by me – but through billions of hands by computer software). If you follow it, these decisions on when to Stand, Hit, Split or Double down will considerably improve your chances of making money playing Blackjack! 

Kishan Neilsen

Click to visit Blackjack Ballroom - US players from 39 States welcomeAs I said in my previous blog, my favourite online casino for Blackjack is Blackjack Ballroom – their 38 Microgaming Blackjack game variants offer excellent game play.  (US players from 39 States accepted, but a favourite with Canadians and Europeans too)

Click to visit Carbon Poker - Good blackjack side gameCarbon Poker is the other site I enjoy – and lots of readers frequently pull fairly large wins at the Blackjack side games on offer at this US-friendly online poker room! (players from all US States welcome)

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