The following approaches will be presented
- Blackjack rules
- Blackjack game variations
- Blackjack basic strategy
- Blackjack card counting
- and more
Whether you are a regular casino visitor or someone who occasionally stops by to have some fun, if you’ve never played blackjack, you should correct that mistake. And if you belong to the anti-gambling, risk-averse type of people who fear losing money, this guide is exactly for you.
All casino games bear risk, and so does blackjack. After all, you engage in a battle against the house and each hand has a certain probability of being won by either side. And although the same can be said for all casino banking games, there are good reasons why blackjack is the most widely played one around the world.
Blackjack, also known as twenty-one, has simple rules, straightforward betting and payout systems, and incorporates the smallest casino edge there is. But most importantly, blackjack is a probability-based game that can be beaten, if a player is determined to spend a lot of time in building skill and discipline.
The guide you are about to read will encompass over thirty articles dedicated to explaining most of what you should know about blackjack, focused particularly on two aspects – how to do well with and without learning to count cards.
Thus, we will be looking at blackjack from two different, but equally popular perspectives – the one of the recreational player who happily employs basic strategy and enjoys all the free benefits a casino can offer, and the one of the professional card counter, whose goal is to skew the odds in his favor and beat the house at its own game.
Regardless of which of these two paths you might decide to follow, we believe our guide will be a good starting point for both. We’ve taken a simplified approach and have done our best to keep things as clear as possible so that even those entirely new to the world of blackjack experience no difficulties in grasping the logic behind the strategies reviewed.
It is to our hope that this guide will benefit all our readers, even the more experienced blackjack players, and will help improve everyone’s game. (So let us begin.)