Blackjack Strategy

Okay, as mentioned before there is a definite chance to make some good cash from the online casinos but you will need to know blackjack and how to play it. If you do not even know the basics of blackjack I would suggest you read my version of 'Blackjack for Dummies'. If you already know a little about blackjack or have played before have a read through the below 4 rules to get an idea of what my strategy is and how I end up making some cash.

When to stand and when to draw?

Well, this is the puzzle isn't it! Basically I would suggest you follow the instructions from my Printable strategy card. The basic idea is that you should always presume that the next card to be drawn is a 10. The reason for this is that over 30% of the cards in a deck are 10's. Now knowing this, you should presume that if the dealer has a 6 and you have a 10 then the odd's are in your favor. If I continue with that example then your 2 cards equal 10 and his one card equals 6. Then I could say that I should try double. Theoretically he should get 16 and you should get a 20. You should stand at this point and he would have to hit again as has to carry on hitting un till he has 17 or more. He would probably bust at this point. The same strategy applies in reverse. If the dealers first card is higher than yours then chances are that the dealer will win.

The Total Doubling Method (aka the Martingale)

The method itself is very dangerous and NOT recommended

The basic idea is that the house has minimum bet and a maximum bet. The idea is that you always bet the minimum and when you lose you double your bet on your next turn. If you lose again then you double again. The basic theory of this is that when you do eventually win you will make back all your losses and a bit more.

A couple of blackjack tips to remember if you ever do play this method. Make sure that the Casino has a big gap between the max bet and the minimum bet. The second thing to do is to make sure that you have enough money to double your bet at least 6 times.

e.g. Min bet for the table is $1

If you double that six times then you should have at least $62 to bet with.

Pros - You could make a lot of cash and then cash out .

Cons - It's a fallacy to think that a run of bad luck cannot continue for say, 10 or 15 hands. By that time, believe me, you have lost a load of money and all in an effort to win on an even money bet! NOT worth it.

Our method (Controlled, and doubling on wins)

Wait until you're ahead by two points, then use the progression: 2, 3, 5, 7, 10. If your betting unit is $1, the progression would be: $1, $1, $2, $3, $5, $7, $10. Even when you're winning, every run of good luck will come to an end. When it does, go back to your original bet. Anytime you lose 4 hands in a row, take a break, no matter whether you are up or down.

Pros - The raised bet is preceeded by a win, it's much cheaper!

Cons - It's so darn hard to know when to walk away a winner, the next hand could wipe your luck out!


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