The more practice, the better
Playing blackjack in demo mode will keep you from spending too much money. Play until you feel like a recognized jack and potential winner. When you have that confidence – play as much more before you go to play for money. Nothing can be worse than a beginner’s rash betting and inflated ego. So, practice, learn more, find out nuances and secrets that can help to win.
Playing with a strategy
Beginners are advised to play with a blackjack strategy chart in front of them. Rely on this table and follow its hints.
Don’t think about earning money
Remember that the casino is just a pastime and you shouldn’t expect to earn money, much less regularly. For this reason we recommend you to determine in advance your own budget for the game and not to go beyond its limits, losing control.
Choose the right table
Choose a table where the minimum bet is no more than 5% of the amount you have to play with, that way you can enjoy the game to the max and not lose everything in a few moves.
Combination is important
You can only take a card if you have a combination of less than seventeen and the dealer has an 8, 9, or ten-point card. If your combination yields more than eleven points and the dealer’s open card is a 4, 5, or 6, it is best to refrain from taking another card. The dealer will take a card and 40% of the time he’ll be outbid.
Avoid insurance bets
Unless you keep a professional card count. It will only be possible to determine the chance of winning in this case (but not 100% of the winnings).
Doubling and Splitting
One of the main advantages a player has over a casino is doubling. We recommend doubling your hand with a 10-point card if the dealer has 9 or fewer points. Note that some casinos prohibit doubling nines and doubling a “soft hand” (one that has an ace) against an open card of 4, 5, or 6 from the dealer.
Note – if the dealer has dealt you 2 identical cards (you have a pair), you can split them in half. You’ll double your initial bet. However, splitting a ten into two fives is strongly discouraged if the dealer’s card is of a similar value or lower. Split twos and threes when the dealer is dealt a 4, 5 or 6 and always split aces.
Raise your bets
If the game session is successful – raise your bets, if “the card is not going” – it makes sense to abandon the game or make every effort to minimize the losing streak.
Preference should be given to playing blackjack in a real casino and with a live dealer – so you can control every game round and not depend on the whims of the random number generator, which is not really “random” today in every casino.