It is quite difficult to be a card counter but by tapping some pros we have found that even a rookie can profit from blackjack by following some simple and basic rules. You should check this out before blowing all your money at the blackjack table.
Play basic strategy
The player can cut the house edge from 1 – 2% to 0.5% by memorizing right ways of hitting, splitting and double downing one’s hand. The pointers from John Marchell are-
- When the dealer has 2 to 6, the player should stand with 12 to 16
- The player should hit with 12 to 16 if dealer has 7 to Ace
- The player should always split with Aces and 8s
- If the dealer has 2 to 10 against ones 11, double it
- If one has Aces to 6 one should hit or double it
It is easy to buy a strategy card than to memorize it.
Don’t play insurance
It is a bad move if the player is not well versed with card counting because it is basically a new cash new wager. Marchell said that the house always has a 6% advantage over insurance bet and if the player has a blackjack one wins original bet and in vice versa case it is no win no loss push.
Check the dealer’s up card
It is bad if the dealer has 2 to 6 while it is good if the cards are 7 to Ace but the action should be taken after reading the dealer’s action.
Don’t sit in the first base seat
It is better to sit away from the dealer because in that case the player can review the intentions and up card of the dealer in details.
It is better to start with a small bet because it is necessary to know whether the table is hot or cold, i.e. is it flourishing or not.
Don’t buy into gambler’s myths
The player should focus only on the dealer because he is the one the player is playing. Listening to others won’t do any good because in the game it has no effect but bad ones.
Don’t get burned
According to Frank Scoblete one must know ones losing limit. It is not wise to bet everything and get deranged. According to Marchell 75% players has winning chance while 4% actually wins. It is wise to stop if one is on a losing streak.