Perfect Pairs Blackjack

Perfect Pairs Blackjack

Perfect Pairs refers to a wager in which the first two cards dealt to a hand will be a pair of the same value; for example, a pair of twos, threes, fours, etc. Odds are paid depending on whether the two matching cards are also of the same suit, same color, or are of mixed colors. If the two cards do not form a pair, then the Perfect Pairs wager loses. Continue reading “Perfect Pairs Blackjack”

Blackjack Switch

Blackjack Switch
Blackjack Switch is a casino game which was invented by Geoff Hall and was later patented in 2009. It is a blackjack variant where two hands, rather than one, are dealt to each playing position. It allows the player to trade cards between two hands, which is otherwise considered a classic cheating maneuver in standard card games. Continue reading “Blackjack Switch”

Blackjack Betting Chart

blackjack-chart

The ultimate goal in blackjack is making the best decision on your hand so as to get your 21 or get closer to 21 than the dealer. To do this, decisions must be made on every card. The questions here as a player are whether to hit, stand, double down, split, when to take insurance and when to surrender. Using the chart below, you are one step to becoming a major pro on getting that 21.
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Blackjack odds

Blackjack odds

The odds involved in blackjack are whether a player will bust or win his bet. You need to first understand, what hands favor a dealer or the house, a phenomenon known as house edge. This amount is calculated by multiplying the total bets by the amount the casino keeps.The casino always has an advantage over the player because one of the dealer’s cards is facedown and the players have to guess what the value if the card is. Continue reading “Blackjack odds”

Pontoon Blackjack

Blackjack_gameTwo entirely different blackjack variants are known as Pontoon and this can be confusing for players. One can be played at Internet casinos on a number of software including Realtime Gaming, Playtech, Microgaming, Cryptologic and Galewind Software. The other, following the initial rise of its popularity being in England, derives it names from being a British version of the common Blackjack card game. Continue reading “Pontoon Blackjack”

Blackjack Card Counting Tips

Blackjack card counting is the stuff of legend because skilled players have used this practice to make thousands or even millions of dollars. The MIT Blackjack Team even made a profitable multi-million dollar business out of card counting! Obviously it’s hard to replicate this type of success, but that’s not to say it is impossible for you to be a good card counter. If you’re interested in taking up the practice, here are some tips that will help you get started. Continue reading “Blackjack Card Counting Tips”

Blackjack Cheats

Many of you have probably heard the saying, “Cheaters never prosper.” But there are plenty of blackjack players who are willing to test this thought with various blackjack cheating methods. Most blackjack cheats involve slight of hand tricks, and if your hand isn’t slight enough, you can end up in jail. That’s why the BlackjackLife staff doesn’t recommend blackjack cheating to players. But if you’re still interested, here is a quick look at some of the most common blackjack cheats. Continue reading “Blackjack Cheats”

Taking Advantage of Online Blackjack Bonuses

One driving force behind the popularity of online blackjack is that many sites are generous with bonuses. In fact, some players are able to beat the house edge when they combine skilled play with blackjack bonuses. Of course, not every player will achieve this feat because they don’t put much effort into taking advantage of these rewards. But seeing as how you can lose out on a lot of money by not going after blackjack bonuses, it’s definitely worth discussing what you should be looking for here. Continue reading “Taking Advantage of Online Blackjack Bonuses”

Blackjack Dealer Tells

One of the lesser known skills among blackjack players involves recognizing dealer tells and exploiting them. Now this might sound strange because blackjack isn’t like poker where you’re trying to judge the strength of an opponent’s hand before making moves of your own. Instead, you make decisions based on your score total versus the dealer’s upcard. But with the blackjack dealer tells concept, you look for subtle gestures and cues as to what the dealer’s hole card is. Now that we’ve covered the introduction on this subject, here are some more things you need to know. Continue reading “Blackjack Dealer Tells”

Blackjack Tournament Strategy

One exciting adaption to the game of blackjack was in 1978, when Las Vegas’ Sahara Casino began running blackjack tournaments. Rather than pitting players against the house, blackjack tournaments start players off with equal chip amounts, and pay out prizes to the top chip earners. If you’re interested in playing some blackjack tournaments in the future, or you already play them, here’s a look at some strategy for these games. Continue reading “Blackjack Tournament Strategy”

Basic Blackjack Strategy

Even those who barely know anything about blackjack strategy are familiar with the fact that skilled players stand a much better chance to win in the game. And it’s for this reason why people study basic blackjack strategy so that they can reduce the house edge considerably. In fact, you can lower the blackjack house edge down to 0.5% by using perfect basic strategy. With this being said, here is a look at some of the things you need to keep in mind with blackjack strategy. Continue reading “Basic Blackjack Strategy”