Improve Your Success Rate at Blackjack
A lot of people are under the misconception that in order to win in blackjack, all you have to do is count cards, cross your fingers and wish for luck. But you see, there’s more to blackjack than that. Admittedly, it may not be a highly strategic game like poker where everything counts, from the way your face is able to hide what you’re thinking to the amount of chips you place on the table to the very cards you’re holding. And blackjack is certainly not like playing the slot machine or roulette because it is not entirely dependent on luck alone.
If you want to improve your success rate at blackjack, you have to play aggressively and smartly!
Learn When to Split Cards
A lot of novice blackjack players tend to split their cards only when they are holding two aces and that’s that. But of course, there’s a more advanced strategy that you could apply to the game of blackjack if you’re really hoping to become a highly skilled blackjack player.
Hence, here are some other rules when it comes to splitting. When you’re holding yourself doubles of five’s, ten’s, king’s, queen’s and jack’s, never ever make the mistake of splitting them because you have a better chance of winning with them together than apart.
If you have a pair of seven’s or eight’s for that matter, split your cards if and only when the dealer gives you a glimpse of a card of equal and greater value. Lastly, split double cards of two’s and three’s if you’re up against a card of four, five or six.
Learn How to Take Advantage of Double Down
When you double down, you are doubling your bet. You do this if and when you feel your first two cards have the best chances of winning. Remember first that you can only draw or hit one more card when you double down so take that into consideration as well.
Avoid Taking Insurance
No, no, no, playing blackjack is not at all bad for your health. Rather, we’re talking about the insurance that you’re allowed to take if you feel that the dealer have good chances of getting a blackjack.
When you’re enjoying a winning streak, continue to bet the same amount because even though you seem to have the magic touch when it comes to blackjack right now, statistically speaking, the odds of winning and losing are still the same in the next round even if you’ve won consecutively in the past.
Learn enough? What are you waiting for then? Go ahead and play!