Sunday, March 9, 2008

Some Solid Blackjack Tips

Do you love Blackjack? Even if you are just learning how to play, here are some great Blackjack tips. I will reach into my Blackjack strategy bag and pull out 3 Blackjack tips you've got to know. These tips are in the arsenal of every winning Blackjack player on the planet. Perhaps you know a couple already. Let's find out.

Blackjack Tip One: Double Down on 11 Cautiously

Whoa there. Aren't you supposed to double down on 11 always? Actually, you want to double down on 11 most of the time-not all of the time. If the dealer is showing a 10 or face card, you need to proceed with caution. Even with a 9 up, you want to really think it over first. Never make doubling down on 11 automatic.

Blackjack Tip Two: Almost Always Split 8's

As you might know, you can split two cards when they are the same. Many times you shouldn't split, but if you find yourself holding two 8's, think about splitting them. Why should you split them? Well, holding 16 is not good. However, by splitting up the 16, you now have two hands with a realistic shot at becoming 18 or higher. The main goal is win at least one hand so you push and get your money back. Be warned. If the dealer has a 9, 10 or face card showing, you might want to think about other avenues.

Blackjack Tip Three: Double Down on Dealer Bust

This one is a little trickier. If you find yourself holding a hand worth 7 through 11, you might consider doubling down if the dealer's show card is a 5 or 6. If the dealer has a card valued at 9 or 10 underneath, there's a shot that the dealer will bust. These are golden opportunities to increase your bankroll. However, this move is not for the faint of heart or those with a very small bankroll. This move can backfire too. It helps if you have an idea of what type of cards are left in the deck.

There you have it. I just gave you three solid Blackjack tips that will make you a better Blackjack player. The first two will help you play better, and the last one will help you capitalize on golden opportunities while playing. Combined, they help form one solid Blackjack player. Winning at Blackjack consistently is never an accident. It's a skill that can be learned.

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