The casino in the form of the dealer has an advantage in Blackjack which means that the player in the long run tends to lose. This is because the player draws shortly before the dealer, who can therefore wait for the times you crack, end up over 21, and do not have to risk the same. Although this is compensated to some extent by other things such as “blackjack” gives the player 3-2 times the bet and in addition the player has other options at his disposal such as doubling, splitting pairs and more (exactly what is allowed depends on the game variant and the casino).
This is a significant factor. Another factor is that many people play strategically incorrectly and thus lose their money faster than necessary. With the right strategies, you can reduce this gap to very little. And by combining optimal game strategy with card counting, you can even get the upper hand, but more about this in the following articles. The introduction of Blackjack explains a number of options available in the game. These are double , split , insurance bet, surrender bet and over / under . We will now look at these again from a strategic point of view. Should you use these and if so when. When are you going to double in Blackjack? The answer is logical: you want to increase the bet when the situation is favorable for you vis-à-vis the dealer. Typical examples of such situations are when you are dealt cards with the sum of 9, 10 and 11 while the dealer’s cards are 5 or 6.
In these situations, it is relatively likely that the dealer will be “thick” and you have a good chance of ending up at 19-21. Otherwise, you should mostly refrain from doubling – because you draw before the dealer, you will lose a majority of the donors. When your first two cards form a pair, you split your hand. The basic strategy when it comes to splitting in Blackjack is to choose occasions when the percentage chances of winning are greater if the cards are played separately than together. This may sound obvious, but there are many players who choose to split at 20, which is a cardinal mistake as in this situation you should be happy with 20.