Tips in Blackjack

How to play blackjack profitably

The dealer is always protected in blackjack, in the event that both of you pass 21 points which is the limit. You will always be the one to lose. There are still people who get payout as they hit the blackjack 21 points, you will find many professionals and armatures in this field. There are some fundamental rules that can help you survive for long on the table.

  1. The minimum limit should not be more that 5% of your total bet. The table should have a variety of options. You do not have to understand all the rules and available options in order for them to be useful to you.
  2. Always begin with the fundamental ones like: Always be a step ahead of the dealer, since the dealer has to hit on numbers that are 16 always make sure that you remain above 17 except the dealer bursts the 21 limit mark. Always know when to take a hit.
  3. You should exercise the doubling down option if you are sure that you will the dealer with an extra card. This is a very important option for players, you should always consider it if you have a card with 10 as its value against the dealers 9 or lower values and another card at hand with the value 11.There are rules that will allow a double down option of a 9 with a soft Ace which holds value 11or cards that range between 13 to 17 against 4, 5 or 6.

The Split options

If you have two cards of the same value, instead of dealing you can split them. This option will allow you to double your bet and deal only when there is a break or the cards look favorable. You should never split cards that are 10 or 5 in value but it is best to split 8 and 7 against the dealer's cards if they are equal or of a lower value. You should always split cards with the value of 2 or 3 against the dealer's cards 4, 5 or 6. It is important to note that you should always split Aces but never split Kings, Queen and jacks cards (faces).

It is important to note that the dealer always relies on your generosity and they have very slim pay slips. They will always appreciate when you tip them with your occasional wins. The dealer will be encouraged to consider your interest if they see that their bet is placed as an outside bet, if you win the dealers tip also doubles. This can be a strategy to shift some percentage of the house advantage towards you.