What if I told you there was an easier way to beat the dealer? One that didn’t involve heavy math or memorizing cards? In fact, a method so easy that a child could learn it? I know it sounds too good to be true, and I didn’t believe it at first either, but after using it over and over to make big winnings in casinos on land and online, I could not deny it simply works!
Studies show that about 80% of blackjack games are choppy. That is, the dealer and the player alternate winning and losing hands when you play basic strategy (you know, the chart that tells you when to hit, stand, double-down, or split). By using correct basic strategy (statistically optimal moves) and playing in games with the most advantageous rules, you can turn the casino edge against you from 7 to 8 percent down to less than 1 percent.
But in the long run, even if you play with correct basic strategy in the most favorable games, the house still wins with an advantage of about one percent because the player always risks busting before the dealer.
Although card counting systems can raise the odds in your favor by as much as 2 percent, they remain a big waste of time against most blackjack games because the “rich deck” (when you’re supposed to raise your betting spread) rarely materializes. The dealer limits the deck penetration by carefully monitoring the reshuffle point (usually marked with a colored plastic card). No mid deck entry and other betting restrictions further hinder counters. Card counting is also completely ineffective against today’s online games and in games that use continuous shuffle machines.
In a game that can be played with very close to 50-50 odds… Read more…