How to gain an edge over the house

blackjack tableThere are certain casino games that do not allow you to have any input over the outcome.  There are generally slot games, keno and other games of chance. You are only given one choice and that is to accept the result the game gives you. This is not the case with the game of blackjack as you have a direct result in the outcome based on how you play each hand you are dealt. There may be no 100% sure way to win every hand played but there are a large amount of articles that can be read in order to improve the results you get when you play blackjack and they will increase your winnings at the same time.

The objective of blackjack is to get 21 or as close to 21 as possible without going over and busting on the hand. Some casino versions of blackjack use more cards than others and ranges between 4-8 decks each. Any blackjack strategy that you read will be based on the amount of cards in the blackjack show. Prior to playing be sure you know how many decks are in play so you are better positioned to apply the correct strategy and ultimately achieve the best results.

Many strategy sites will include charts you can use as a guideline for the best way to act in a hand of blackjack. They will include a chart for dealer totals and a chart that advises whether to hit, double down, split or stand. Using these charts will help you as you begin playing blackjack. Eventually you will not have the need for charts but until such time as you develop a true understanding and knowing how to act is second nature for you we advise you use charts you come across. The charts you may use will not guarantee a positive result but will help increase your odds of a positive result.

There are charts or programs out there that will teach you how to count cards. This is a far more complicated strategy to try to use and will require extensive investment of your time in order to truly become good at it. Unless you are a natural mathematics whizz the odds are stacked against you when trying to count cards. Ideally this is something best left for the few versus the masses. Also, remember that should a casino find you are attempting to cheat the system they will confiscate your winnings so think carefully before you even consider trying this method to give you an edge over the house.

After you have managed to become proficient with the strategy you have learned the time will come for you to play for real money. It is good to understand that if blackjack is your primary game of choice and you have no intention of wandering off to play other games that you can find multiple online casinos that will offer exclusive blackjack only bonuses. Many of these bonuses will double, triple and even quadruple your initial deposit. This is a great way to maximise your bankroll and allows you added funds to use towards increasing your profit.

With any bonus you accept however you will have to wager your deposit and the amount you received as a bonus a certain number of times before you are allowed to withdraw your winnings. Take the time to read the terms for any bonus you accept in order to understand what the rules are that govern your deposit and bonus. If you choose not to take a bonus then you are free to withdrawal at any time.