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Blackjack Basics

The game of blackjack is one that can be found in virtually ever casino on and offline throughout the world. Despite its popularity, many players are often intimidated, believing that it is a difficult game to play. In actuality, the main focus of blackjack is simple. Read More…

Single Deck Blackjack

It is very well known that single-deck blackjack, of all the variants of blackjack which can be found in casinos, offers best the odds to a blackjack player. Well known, but unfortunately, not strictly true. Read More…

Blackjack FAQ

The following FAQ will answer many of your questions about the game of 21, Blackjack. Read More…

Blackjack Shuffle Tracking

Did you know that a single deck of cards has to be shuffled between twenty and thirty times for a truly random dispersion of cards? Now apply that number to a casino where they’re using six-deck shoes, and you’ve got a mind-blowing 120-180 shuffles! I only point this out because some people are under the impression that shuffling a deck of cards once randomizes that deck, while the truth is it takes a lot more shuffling than that. Read More…

The Blackjack Table

It is a semi-oval shape, with the players sitting around the oval part of it, and the dealer standing behind the flat part, his back to a central area called the “pit.” In the “pit” you’ll find a number of casino management personnel, including the aptly named “Pit Boss.” Read More…

Cheating at Blackjack

We have all seen movies where the house manipulates a game to its own advantage (remember the roulette wheel in “Casablanca”?) or a cowboy walks into a big casino and somehow manages to leave coolly with a million or two due to something more than luck. These scenes are fun to watch, but what is the real story on cheating in casinos? Who does it, how do they do it, and do they get away with it? Read More…

Blackjack Rules

Blackjack: Everything You Need to Know About Today’s Most Popular Casino Game!

Are you interested in learning how to play Blackjack? Or in fine-tuning the Blackjack skills you already have? Either way, whether you’re a novice or an old-hand who wants to improve his game, you’ve come to the right place. Over the next few pages I will give you everything from soup to nuts on this very popular casino game, also known as 21. Read More…

Blackjack Card Counting

Smart gamblers like to play blackjack in casinos, for two simple reasons: because it has better odds for the player than any other card game that is played in casinos (when played blindly only 2.5% in the house’s favour over the player), and because it is very simple to master. Read More…

Blackjack Tips

While it is certainly true that the game of Blackjack favors the dealer over the player (if both you and the dealer bust, for instance, you’re the one who loses), there are various things you can do to increase your odds of winning. These are relatively simple things and they are worth noting (and memorizing) since they are pretty much clear-cut “do’s” and “don’ts” that won’t require a lot of thinking or deliberating over. With so many things in life (and poker) tinged with ambiguity, it is sometimes a pleasure just to have some simple rules to follow! Read More…

The History of Blackjack

Well, I have no playing tips or essential betting information here, ladies and gentlemen, so please just sit back and relax while we explore the origins of the ace of all card games. Gambling is almost as old as man, and the forerunners of modern playing cards are about half as old as human civilization itself. Read More…