Every casino features a Blackjack game. As with any other gamble, blackjack requires a blend of luck and skill to win. That being said, it is still important to understand the rules of the game so as to improve your odds of winning. Detailed below are three strategies many casino enthusiasts advise:
Don’t split two 10s: This hand’s total is a value of 20 which is excellent. Blackjack is a mathematical game; the goal being to achieve 21 (or the closest to it). If you have a hand of 20 on the first two cards dealt, there is only one way the dealer can beat you and that is with a 21 (a very high improbability).
Always split two 8s: Whatever card value the dealer has (even if it is an ace), blackjack professionals recommended always splitting two 8s. When you add two eights together, you get 16, which is considered the worst hand in blackjack. Splitting the eights will give you a better chance of getting one winning hand; that is, one that has better probabilities to 21.
Know when to double down: There are many situations where a double down is suggested. Such examples would be if you get a count of 11 and the dealer has a 10 or an ace. This works in a backwards manner, so if you get a 10 and the dealer has a 9 or less, or if you get a 9 and the dealer has a card between 2 and 8, it is good to double down. There are many other tricks involved here but what you read above is the general rule of thumb.
Blackjack is one of the simplest yet surprisingly challenging casino games out there. Everyone should try their hand at this at least once.