5 tested strategies that can help you to win in Blackjack
We don’t know what you think, but we love Blackjack. It is a game that almost anyone can enjoy and in which everyone has a chance to win. Playing it is always exciting! Here are some tips for you to have more fun than ever with this game during your quarantine and increase your chances of winning.
1. Soft 17 and Hard 1
Soft 17 is called the hand that is made up of an Ace and a seven, because in this you can decide if you want your Ace to be worth 1 or 10 points. In this case we recommend that you ALWAYS ask for one more card, since if you get one with a value greater than four, you still would not go over 21 and you would still have a good hand. But if you have a Hard 17, which is a hand without AS whose cards add up to 17, the recommendation is to stand up so that the odds do not play against you.
2. When to divide?
Others recommend that you split your hand when you have two cards of 10 points each, but we consider that a good 20-point hand is better than two lower-scoring hands. Things change when you have two eights, since a 16-point hand is considered one of the worst in blackjack. If you find yourself in this situation, grab your two eights and separate them for a chance to put together two much better hands.
3. If counting cards is not your thing, don’t do it
If you visit a place where card counting is allowed and you want to give it a try, that’s fine, just make sure you really know how to do it. There are whole guides and books that you can learn from, but since great mental skill is required, not just anyone can. If you find yourself in this situation, don’t waste your time and focus on playing as you already know. In addition, at Blackjack tables the shoe is usually used, that box in which all the decks are put precisely to avoid that the bettors count them. Don’t even complicate yourself.
4. Forget about insurance
Insurance is the name given to the bet that you make “in favor” of the dealer. It is done when the dealer has an Ace as a visible card and in it, they bet that they will build a Blackjack, that is, their next card must be yes or yes one with a value of 10 points. The chances of this happening are quite low, so we recommend that you do your best to put together a better hand than his, but if you feel very lucky go for it.
5. Practice does not make the teacher
Obviously, it is super important that you know how to play Blackjack before you throw yourself into making significant bets, but this does not mean that the more you play, the more “expert” you will become and the greater the chances of winning. Admittedly, playing it is super easy and as soon as you get the hang of it and you have a bit of a logic about the odds, anyone can take the jackpot, regardless of whether they started betting yesterday or for years.