Blackjack Cheet Sheet
Knowing the Rules
Blackjack or the game of 21 as is sometimes called is one of the oldest most popular casino games today. With advent of online casinos, blackjack has not been left behind but metamorphosised into many versions some of which the pioneers of the game would be very surprised to find in casinos today. The games vary from place to place and its rules vary from casino to casino. It is mandatory to understand the rules of the game because you have to play by them to win. Knowing the rules is your guide for both your action and for the action of the dealer. If you do not know the rules that the dealer is supposed to abide by how would you know if you are being cheated?
Skilled blackjack players earn good money from casino games which would very much encourage you to play the game. As much as blackjack is a gambling game, there are strategies with which if you are equipped then you can reduce the house edge so significantly that it becomes almost a sure game.
First take a good seat for yourself and feel comfortable. Avoid unnecessary distractions like rowdiness by drunken players and concentrate on your game.
Taking insurance may look like a reasonable thing to do but avoid it unless you have done card counting and you are satisfied that the dealer has a blackjack. In many instances insurance doesn't work as such but an extra bet meant for the dealer to chew. Players who are experienced and are quite familiar use it in very rare occasions when they deem it necessary to do so. On the whole it is an unnecessary additional expense or loss.
Manage your bankroll well knowing that you may loose so do not spend more than you can comfortably afford. Play on tables whose bet can allow you to play longer and keep enjoying the game. This is also gives you more winning opportunities.
Learn the basic strategies for the blackjack you choose to play. Blackjack is a game of probability which requires some formulae but not instincts or guess work. You need to familiarize yourself with the basic charts to avoid making obvious mistakes. But the charts may not be very useful for you if you are already an experienced player.
Know when to use such options as surrendering if they are permitted, splitting pairs, doubling down and such other strategies as may be necessary for your maneuvers towards a win.
Avoid using complicated card counting strategies if you are not very familiar with them to avoid confusing yourself.