Blackjack is one of the most popular games in the casino. It is easy to learn, but difficult to master. By playing correct basic strategy, the player can narrow the house edge to a minimum and really make a great run at a winning session.
In this column, blackjack pro Henry Tamburin gives some tips on how to be come a better blackjack player and how to utilize better basic strategy.
As the popularity of blackjack continues to rise, there are more and more casinos offering mini- and major-blackjack tournaments than ever. If you know the basics of blackjack, you are already well on your way, but knowing some of the basics of tournaments just might help get you to that final seat!
This article offers you a guide to follow to make you competitive in your next blackjack tournament.
Casino games are full of judgment calls with what plays you should make. Should a blackjack player hit hard 16? Yes, if the dealer’s face up card is 7 or higher, but not if it’s 6 or lower. Should a Three Card Poker player match the ante with a play bet? Yes, if the hand is Queen-6-4 or better, but not with lesser cards. But there are absolutes, too. And many of those absolutes are absolutely not’s.
Here are a few things you should NEVER do in a casino….
I’m a firm believer that if you know some of the more important statistics about the game of blackjack, it can help you better understand the fundamentals of winning blackjack strategies. The following fun quiz will help you learn some of the fundamentals.
To encourage more players to visit the blackjack tables and also to improve their margins, many casinos have added side bets. These innocent-sounding gambles usually require a rather small wager (typically a dollar) and generally return better than the customary even-money blackjack payoffs.
There are many ways to play advantage blackjack. You can practice card counting, wager amounts, betting systems and more. One common mis-conception is that by doubling your bet each time you lose, until you win, is a good way to insure you never lose…wrong!
In this article, blackjack expert Henry Tamburin explains why this is the worst way to wager at the blackjack table!
Whether you’re new to blackjack or consider yourself a formidable player, you’re sure to find interesting–and profitable–information in expert player Henry Tamburin’s online “Ultimate Guide to Blackjack.”
No matter how good a blackjack player you think you are, you will eventually experience a losing session. How you manage yourself when this happens is just as important as knowing when to double down and split.
How would you play the following blackjack hand? The dealerâ??s upcard is a 6.
WHAT DETERMINES IF A blackjack game is â??goodâ? or â??badâ? for average players is the house edge, which is a percentage that indicates how much a casino stands to win from players based on the total amount bet. Naturally, the higher the house edge, the more the...