How to Prepare Yourself to Play Blackjack


One of the most exciting yet easiest games that you can play in the online casino (or a real one) is blackjack. The objective of the game is stupidly easy in that the only thing that you need to remember is to have a better pair of cards than the dealer’s.

But, despite how easy this game is, a lot of people can get frazzled really badly because they just do not know how to beat the dealer.

Fortunately for you, I happen to have all of the information that you need to not be frazzled but instead be more confident when playing a game of blackjack. Do read further to find out some exclusive tips.

Before I Start

The tips that are outlined in this article mostly work on real casinos since, in online casinos, you are in a virtual environment without anyone other than the dealer involved. Still, you’d want to read this article to get some more knowledge about the game.

Find the Right Seating

The first thing that you should do when you arrive at a land casino is to find the blackjack table. Do not worry, it should be in a dedicated area so you shouldn’t get lost.

Once you find all of the blackjack tables, find one that doesn’t have a lot of players on it. This is so that you will not feel the pressure with the presence of other players.

Although you can join the game at any point, it would still be best that you wait it out until a new game commences.

Single-Deck Tables Should Be a Priority

Most of the casinos that you can find today play the game of blackjack with more than one deck (with 6-deck and 8-deck configurations being the most common one). The reason why that is the case is that the casinos do not want any card counters to gain an unfair advantage.

Well, the players did want the single-deck blackjack games back so some casinos do offer tables that only use single decks. If this is available in your casino, then I highly recommend that you sit on it.

The reason why you’d want to go with a table that uses only a single deck is that your chances of getting a good pair of cards exponentially increases.

Look at the Limits

In every blackjack table, you will find the limits that are stipulated on the side. You should find a table that has a suitable minimum and maximum bet depending on your budget.

If you are a complete beginner, I highly recommend that you sit on a table with lower minimum bets. This is so that you do not lose a lot of money and so that you can gain enough experience to go toe-to-toe with the big leagues.

As you gain more experience, then and only then do I recommend that you go for the maximum limit tables.

The ‘Soft Hand’

The concept of the soft hand is where an ace is deemed as an 11 than a 1. Any card that is drawn from the shoe will never make the dealer (or the player) go beyond 21. If they do get an ace card, that card can automatically result in a 1 instead of an 11.

That being said, the soft 17 is a special thing that can happen in the game. While not all casinos follow the soft 17 rule, you should still know something about it.

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