Good cooks use proven recipes. Winning blackjack players also use a proven recipe. This is good news because nothing is left to guesswork.
All you have to do is use the right blackjack recipe with the right ingredients. In this article you’re going to learn which ingredients you need and how to combine them in a way that completes your profitable blackjack recipe.
Even though the recipe and ingredients are readily available, it’s still not an easy recipe to complete. But you can accomplish real money blackjack success if you keep working on this recipe until you perfect it.
1. In order to learn how to play Blackjack like a pro
You will have to memorize the Blackjack basic strategy. All you need is a deck, or a few decks of cards, and you can play Blackjack by yourself. Check and see how many times, out of 100 you will make the decision as per the Strategy and how many times you’ll get it wrong. After that spend some more time studying the strategy and try again. When you get to 100 out of 100, you’ll know you’re good.
2. Know When to Split
It seems like a simple rule, but it’s important to understand how powerful the ability to split pairs is when you play blackjack.
Every time you receive a pair of matching card ranks you can either play the hand with the 2 cards or you can split them into 2 hands and receive another card to create 2 hands. When you split a pair you make another bet the same size as your first wager.
The reason why the ability to split a pair is so powerful is because it’s a strategic decision. You can bet more money when you have a better chance to win. And you can also use a split to improve your odds of winning.
3. Never go all-in.
Always leave yourself enough money to double or split your hand. There aren’t many scenarios more painful in blackjack than getting dealt two aces, not having enough money to split, then hitting for two facecards and busting. Ouch!
4. Don’t make decisions on emotions
Don’t make bets or playing decisions based on emotions or gut feelings. Know ahead of time what you will be betting and how you will play your hands.
5. Know When to Double
The ability to double on your hand is powerful just like the ability to split. You have the ability to double the amount of money you have in play, which means you can win more, when you have an advantage.
If you have a total of 11 you can double the money you have in play with high odds of winning the hand. It’s also profitable in many situations to double when you have a total of 10 or 9.
The important thing is to know when the odds are in your favor to double and when the odds aren’t in your favor.