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Correct strategy

Contrary to what many gamblers may think, blackjack is not just a guessing game. Most casino games are guessing games. But with any blackjack hand there is a correct strategy and an incorrect strategy

Basic strategy

Basic strategy is the correct strategy. The correct strategy is the mathematically optimal strategy—that is, it will maximize your wins and minimize your losses on each hand over time.

Attempt a bluff

You may have noticed that many other popular card games have no basic strategy. There is, for example, no basic strategy for poker. A poker player plays his hands according to whether or not he thinks his opponent is actually holding a strong hand or may be bluffing, and whether he himself is holding a strong hand or may want to attempt a bluff.

Casino game

A basic strategy cannot exist for any card game as long as your opponent can make decisions, whether those decisions are good or bad, on how to play his hand. For hundreds of years, there was no basic strategy for blackjack because it was not a casino game where the dealer had to show one card and play his hand according to house rules. Instead, it was more of a poker-style game where both of the dealer’s cards were hidden, the dealer could play his hand however he wanted, and players could attempt to bluff the dealer with their own play.
When the American casinos changed the rules of twenty-one to expose one of the dealer’s cards and require the dealer to adhere to a strict hit/stand strategy, an important thing happened. They fundamentally changed the game from a poker-style game based more on psychology, to a purely mathematical game—as far as the player’s strategy was concerned.

For our purposes

For our purposes, we’re going to start with an assumption that today’s dealers are dealing an honest game. No sleight-of-hand, no chicanery. We’re not going to forget the First Rule of Professional Gamblers, but we’re going to momentarily disregard it so that we can deal with the logic of the game, and reveal the basic strategy that will kill most of the house’s mathematical edge. The fact is that most of the games you find in casinos these days are dealt honestly, and if you bump into a game that’s not on the level, you’re not even going to try to beat it.

For the honestly dealt game

For the honestly dealt game, mathematicians—using high speed computers—have analyzed every possible hand you might hold versus every possible dealer upcard to devise the correct basic strategy for the game. One thing that likely shocked some of the first mathematicians to do these computer analyses was that a nearly perfect basic strategy had actually already been figured out and published by four GIs who had desk jobs and a lot of time on their hands in the mid-1950s. They had no computers, but they’d spent three years using old-fashioned mechanical adding machines to run through all of the possible outcomes of the hands dealt. This may have been the best value Uncle Sam ever obtained from four GIs’ salaries!

We also know that some pretty good approximations

We also know that some pretty good approximations of correct basic strategy had been figured out by various professional gamblers in Nevada years before computers came on the scene. These guys figured out the strategy by dealing hands to themselves on their kitchen tables. Thousands, tens of thousands, even hundreds of thousands of hands were required for some decisions. These guys, like most professional gamblers ever since, never published their strategies because they were pros. Blackjack was their livelihood, and they’d spent hundreds of hours figuring it out. Why would they tell anyone else what they knew?
One thing that is certain is that the casinos did not know the proper strategy for the game, and neither did the players who had read the most highly regarded books on the subject. Many of the old Hoyle’s guides advised players to always stand on totals of 15 or 16, no matter what the dealer’s upcard, to split tens and never split nines, and to stand on soft 17. The “smart” players of the time, meaning those who had read one of these books on gambling by one of these reputable authorities, typically made all kinds of plays that we know today to be very costly.

Brett Vasquez

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Online casino players bonuses

You see, just like the traditional casinos, online casinos need to spend money attracting and retaining players. The primary method of marketing for these online casinos is by offering some form of deposit bonuses and cash rebates for playing. So, if you find casinos that offer blackjack games with relatively low casino house advantages, you can come out ahead by simply following optimal basic strategy and taking advantage of their deposit bonuses and/or cash rebate point systems.

Most deposit bonus programs will require you to play your bonus money (sometimes your bonus money AND your deposit money) 16 to 40 times over before your bonus money is yours to keep. This is actually quite reasonable, as long as the casino advantage is relatively low. Once you complete your play requirement, some casinos will then release all of the money in your account. Others will never allow you to withdraw your bonus cash, but only the prof-its generated above and beyond the bonus cash. Be sure to take all of this into account, as well as the minimum house advantage and the minimum play requirement, before you decide which online casino(s) are worthwhile.

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Couple of Common Mistakes in Blackjack

The most common mistake beginners make is to stand too often on their stiff hands (12,13,14,15, and 16). Players are naturally afraid to hit these hands because every one of them could bust (make a total of 22 or more) with a single hit. But when the dealer has a high card (7, 8, 9,10, or ace) showing, your best odds of winning come from hitting and giving yourself a chance of making a better total.

Some beginners think the best way to play is to play the same way the dealer plays: Hit all sixteens and stand on all seventeens. This is not true. The object of the game is not to make a hand as close to 21 as possible, but to beat the dealer. Often the best way to do this is to stand with a low total, sometimes as low as 12.

Here’s how many players think: If I hit this 14, I risk busting my hand right here and now. But maybe the dealer has a 6 in the hole. If I don’t take a hit, my hand still has a chance. Maybe the dealer’s hand will bust.

Every player is afraid that he will be responsible for his own loss. But that 14 you are holding is already in dire jeopardy when the dealer shows a 10 up. You must fight for the hand’s survival by taking the hit, giving it a chance of becoming a stronger hand against that 10. With a 14 against a 10, you must fight to the death.

On the other hand, if the dealer’s upcard is 2, 3, 4, 5, or 6, and you are holding a stiff hand, you should stand. Since the dealer must hit his stiff hands, and chance busting even when you are stiff, hitting your weak hands is not advantageous against these weak upcards

Mistake: Some beginners think the best way to play is to play the same way the dealer plays: Hit all sixteens and stand on all seventeens. This is not true. The object of the game is not to make a hand as close to 21 as possible, but to beat the dealer. Often the best way to do this is to stand with a low total, sometimes as low as 12.

This is the basic logic of casino blackjack. There are exceptions to these guidelines, as the actual basic strategy decision for any given hand is determined by working out all of the mathematical probabilities. But if you just consider this logic when studying the basic strategy charts, the pattern will become clear to you and it should not be too difficult to memorize.

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