Let’s start this Blackjack guide with an important statement – the casino games, hence the name, are structured with an inherent advantage – a casino margin resulting from the possibilities on a player for each given bet.
Therefore, by entering a casino, you know that by default, the possibilities are at a certain percentage to your disadvantage. This means that you will always lose money in the long run, unless you twist the chances of a draw or in your favor.
Casinos believe that as soon as you enter their premises, it is only a matter of time before all your money becomes theirs. And since they want to keep you there for as long as possible, they will lure you with so-called freebies – complimentary items and services offered by the house to encourage players to bet.
Casinos will do everything they can to make you feel comfortable, important, and eager to extend your stay at their tables. These “gifts” offered by them depend on the game being played, for how long, and of course on the size of the bets. The casinos have a staff whose job it is to manage the giveaways and contact the players to persuade them to go there and play.
As a casino game, Blackjack also falls under this principle and is structured to be able to transfer money from your wallet to the house vault, unless an advantage gambling method is used. This is what this guide will do.
We will propose ideas that will help you move the possibilities towards a near-tie, and in some cases, even slightly in your favor. This will be done in the first section of the guide, where we will discuss strategies related to the player with a basic strategy.
Afterward, we will move on to the so-called advantaged player, where card counting takes place. While the basic strategy player is relatively on par with the house, although still below, the advantaged players, hence the name, have an advantage over the casino the moment the game starts.
Regardless of which type of player you want to become, they both require the aforementioned “advantageous game method” – strategies, card counting, etc., which help decrease the chances in favor of the casino.
Blackjack is one of the most played casino games ever for several reasons – it has simple rules, is offered by almost all casinos, and, more importantly – offers the player the best overall possibilities, even for those who do not benefit. It is simply a game that falls within the principles of possibility and probability and can be defeated thanks to excellent experience, knowledge, and skills.