5 tips to win at blackjack: Every blackjack player can use tips to increase his or her chances of winning at blackjack. We have checked with a blackjack dealer with more than 30 years of experience. He works in a casino in California and therefore knows very well what he is talking about. Read his five tips carefully and it will help you the next time you play blackjack or at the casino.
1: Use a basic strategy and stick to it
You should always assume that the next card in the deck will be a 10. Statistically, that chance is the greatest. If you are not sure what to do while playing, use a basic table for blackjack. Asking for a card, passing, doubling the bet or splitting: every next step with every hand of cards has already been thought out for you. Of course that does not mean that you always win, but it certainly increases your chances of winning. You can download such a table online or simply purchase it. Most casinos find it no problem if you have such a pocket-sized card with you. You can also learn the table by heart. There are a number of useful apps that can help you with that.
2: Never split cards with the value 10 or two fives
Are there two identical cards worth 10 points in front of you? Then never split. The same applies if you have two fives. Because we expect the next card to be a 10, the chance of 15 (an annoying number to have) is very large. Therefore, always play two fives as 10 points, so that you get 20 points for a statistical 10 as the next card.
3: Double with 11 points and split for a pair with 8 or aces
Always double your bet if you have a point total of 11 on your first two cards. Are the first two cards dealt to you two eights or two aces? Then divide this because with your strategy you assume that the next card will be a ten.
4: Winning series? Increase your bet!
If you win 3 times or more in succession, you have a so-called winning streak or a winning series. The best thing is to increase your bet. This way you make a maximum profit as long as the winning streak continues. In the event of a loss, you immediately lower your bet.
5: Stop on time, leave the table as the winner
There is always a temptation to continue playing, but make sure you walk off the table on time, otherwise you can still lose all your winnings. Keep a profit target in mind in advance and if you have achieved that, stop playing immediately!