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PostHeaderIcon To Predict Blackjack’s Future, You Should First Learn Its Past!

It has been said that the best way to foresee humankind’s future is to understand human nature and learn how it evolves. While some may find the statement farfetched, the truth is that people’s current needs, hopes and dreams are usually the foundation of the future. The theory is also applicable in the gambling industry, where both parties involved try to win money off each other. The affiliation between the player and the casino is not very different from interpersonal relationships and it will inevitably influence the future of the game. In the following article we will summarize the history of blackjack and will try to predict its future.

Blackjack was not always popular

In spite of the fact that casinos used to earn hefty sums of cash from blackjack players before the 60s, it wasn’t until the publishing of the classic book “Beat The Dealer” by Edward Thorp that the game captured the gamblers’ attention. Up to that point, people use to rely on superstition, while winning was merely a matter of luck, so except for a few professional card players nobody really won at blackjack. The book launched in 1962 brought a new perspective on blackjack and proposed a basic strategy that could considerably boost your chances of winning.

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PostHeaderIcon To Quit Or Not To Quit, That Is The Question

For a most of casino games including Blackjack, there are always strategies by which one can play and more often win the game. It is very important, however, before learning such strategies, that we understand the basic rules of the game.

The basic aim of Blackjack is to beat the dealer and this can be done in two ways: either by beating the dealer’s hand; or letting the dealer’s hand go ‘bust’. To beat the dealer’s hand you should have a total value of cards equal to or less than 21, but still higher than the dealer. If your hand exceeds 21, you are considered ‘bust’. So similarly to by the second technique, to have the dealer’s hand go ‘bust’, his value should exceed 21 whilst yours is still within it. Also, in a game like blackjack, the suit of the card doesn’t matter, only its value.

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PostHeaderIcon Tips And Tricks For Winning At Single Deck Blackjack

In spite of the fact that no strategy will work 100% of the times, it is necessary to mention that the best method to beat the casino at blackjack is to make sure you bet more on your winning hands than on the losing ones. In other words, the key to winning substantial sums of cash at blackjack implies managing your bets properly. Speaking of walking away from the table with more money that you started with, take note that in single deck blackjack the advantage of the house is considerably reduced and hence, you have better odds of winning, especially if you have a strategy and stick to it.

The mechanics of the game

In order to the single deck strategy to be applied successfully, first you need to familiarize yourself with the basic rules of the game. While the objective of the game is to hit 21, many players forget that they can also win if the total value of their hand is bigger and closer to 21 as opposed to the dealer’s hand. In the latter circumstances, you will win a sum equal to the amount you waged, providing that the dealer did not hit 21.

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PostHeaderIcon Some Basic Terms, Rules and Strategies

BY simply knowing some basic Blackjack strategies, techniques and moves that every player must know you can get started. Being a first timer in a game is not so easy, but nothing teaches faster than actually sitting down and playing. The dealers will help you learn the basics of the rules and lingo.

In order to get familiar the aspects of Blackjack, you must first learn the basic terms. So what are they?

Soft and Hard Totals

In blackjack, your hand could have two totals, the soft total and the hard total. When you have a soft total, it means you have an ace in your hand and you are counting it as eleven until not going over 21. While a hard total means you are counting the ace in your hand as one. With either you never want to go over 21.

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