Category: Blackjack Strategy

Sam Barrington and Tony Cotton Talk Blackjack

Card Counting Strategy: The Simplest Method

There are a lot of players in the world who want to beat the casino by counting cards at the blackjack table. Books and movies have sensationalized the riches and glory associated with card counting. But what is really feasible? How can you get the best advantage at the blackjack table? Which advanced blackjack strategy will you use?

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What to Do When You Have a Soft 17

A lot of blackjack players ask me what they should do when dealt a soft hand. A “soft hand” is when you have an Ace and any other card that isn’t a 10 or face card. Being dealt an Ace along with another card will help you build an advantage over the House, but only when played properly. When you use a black jack strategy that properly deals with soft hands, you will gain an advantage.

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Splitting Pairs Properly

When playing casino blackjack, you will inevitably find yourself in a situation with a bad hand. Knowing when to split your pairs can lead to further success at the table… And it doesn’t take a rocket science blackjack system. Splitting pairs sometimes opens you up for not only one winning hand but two, and can also lead to profitable double down situations. Here’s how to take a bad hand and make it into two good ones:

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Take the Even Money — Or Not?

During your blackjack sessions, you’ll be faced with a decision of taking the even money on your blackjack when the dealer is showing an Ace. Taking the even money guarantees that you will get some sort of payout for your blackjack, while not taking the even money can result in a push with the dealer. So, what should you do, and when?

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