Blackjack is a game that reminds me a little of a rollercoaster. It is a game that starts slow but gradually gets faster. As you build up your bank roll, you feel like you are getting to the top of the coaster and then when you least expect it, the bottom falls out.
Blackjack is so much like a rollercoaster the similarities are frightening. As with the popular fairground ride, your blackjack game will peak and things will be going well for a while before it bottoms out again. You have to be a player that can adjust well to the ups and downs of the game because the game of blackjack is full of them.
If you like the small coaster, one that doesn't go too high or fast, then bet small. If you find the only way you can enjoy the ride is with a larger bet, then hop on board for the ride of your life on the monster coaster. The high roller will love the view from the monster rollercoaster because he or she is not thinking about the drop as they rush head first to the top of the game.
A win goal and a loss limit works well in blackjack, but very few gamblers adhere to it. In blackjack, if you "get on the rollercoaster" as it's going up, that's terrific, but when the cards "go south" and the coaster starts to flip and turn, you had better bail out in a hurry.
If you don't, you will not remember how much you enjoyed the view while your bankroll was "up". The only thing you will remember is a lot of uncertainties, a thrilling ride and your head in the clouds. As you are reminiscing on "what ifs" you won't remember how "high up" you went but you will remember that devastating drop as clear as day.
Blackjack can be a very beatable game. It is a game of highs, a game of lows and where it stops is entirely up to you and how well you can predict whether to get off the coaster or continue the ride.