28, Nov 2022
Your Bankroll Management (or money management) determines whether you walk out of the casino a winner or a loser! Proper bankroll management ensures that you can accurately assess your risk and keep it as low as possible, but also get the maximum out of advantageous situations.
28, Nov 2022
You're here because you've asked yourself "How do I play blackjack?"
HOW TO PLAY BLACKJACK!
- Click on FASTto get the blackjack explanation for people with little time.
- Click on SIMPLEto get the blackjack explanation for beginners.
- Click on SUCCESSFULto get the detailed blackjack explanation from professionals.
LEARN TO PLAY BLACKJACK FAST IN 13 STEPS!
This is the right place for you if you don't have much time and want to get a quick overview of blackjack. I won't bother you with rules or strategies. This is the fastest way to play blackjack! On your mark, get set, go!
- Sit at the table.
- Wait until the dealer asks you to place a bet
- Put your bill on the table
- The dealer changes the bill into chips.
- Place a chip in the card-shaped rectangle in front of you.
- You're dealt two cards.
- Decide between stand (done) and hit (take another card).
- Try to get as close to 21 as possible.
- Just make sure you don't get more than 21, because you'll lose. That's called "bust" or "overbought".
- If you have more points than the dealer or the dealer overbought, you win.
- The dealer gives you your winnings in chips equal to your bet.
- If the dealer has more points than you, he takes your bet from your box.
- The dealer collects the cards and waits until everyone has placed their bets.
PLAY BLACKJACK EASY
I am a fan of simple explanations! When I started playing blackjack, I had to gather all the information from English books. The abbreviation K.I.S.S. stuck with me early on: Keep it stupid simple! So keep it as simple as possible!
Here you will find a Shortcut with four simple rules of thumbbut with which you can already improve your chances of winning.
The question is always: Should I take another card or stand still?
Here you can join the Dealer's card (Up-Card) orient.
7 is a lucky number, isn't it?
- You're lucky if the dealer less than 7 has! Because then you can already stop at 12.
- If the dealer 7 or more you're going to have to keep calling for cards until you get at least 17 have.
- Feel free to ante up... doubleif you have a 10 or 11 have. Except the Dealer also has 10 or an ace.
- For couples, you share ALWAYS aces and eights. But never Pairs of 4, 5 and 10.
With these simple but effective TIpps you made as a beginner the way to the advanced players. Because many do not know these tips or do it wrong.
You won't always win with this by any means, but you will do better in the long run than with random actions.
HOW TO PLAY BLACKJACK SUCCESSFULLY!
Now you've seen two quick and easy ways to play blackjack.
If that wasn't enough for you, then I'll be happy to explain here at greater length and in detail how you can play blackjack successfully.
I haven't introduced myself! How rude of me!
I am Jack Vegas. As the name suggests, I come from the USA. One of the best countries in the world when it comes to blackjack. I say that quite unpatriotically!
I studied German in Munich and my family has German influences. That's why I would describe my German as relatively good.
I came to Black Jack during my studies. Back then, online poker was the number 1 pastime! I got bored with it after a while.
On a vacation in Las Vegas, I sat down at a blackjack table to pass the time. I knew the game from movies and TV series and thought that you always have to get 21 if possible. A naive misconception that many beginners fall victim to - and lose money.
I was immediately enthusiastic about this sociable game. At the table sat people from all over the world and from different professions and classes. The poor gambling addict alcoholic as well as a doctor or a rich businessman. In the middle of it all was me - at eye level.
I liked that a lot! Here it doesn't matter what poor background you come from. What matters is how you play and how communicative you are. You're happy together when you win. It's the opposite of poker.
Unfortunately, I quickly got rid of my small student budget and had to watch the rest of the evening. At least the mood continued to rise thanks to free drinks.
I went out with a few people after a blackjack session. I have particularly fond memories of two American soldiers I met on the Caribbean island of Curacao. Also a shy but rich Canadian businessman, whom I made laugh again and again with crazy sayings or an Argentinean, who saw in me a gold-shitting donkey and pulled me through all the casinos of an Argentinean city.
These are people I've encountered over the course of my blackjack career and part of memorably successful evenings.
But of course I will show you the most important steps to success here.
The most important thing is always common sense. By that I mean a broad mass between mathematical giftedness and peasant shrewdness. I struggled extremely with maths at school and was sometimes left behind because of it. But I can do mental arithmetic relatively well. That's usually enough to be successful at blackjack.
However, it is also important to accept and ideally understand the principle of mathematical probabilities. There are two extremes here. And extremes are never good, as we all know.
Some are extremely skeptical and consider blackjack to be a game of chance. They are even very close to the truth. Especially because there is the much worse other extreme of the gamblers. These gamblers live in their own fantasy world and either tell tall tales of winnings to make their sad lives interesting or really think they are "good" because they won something with a lot of risk and luck.
This bitter irony of these people who look for luck in online casinos or at slot machines in pubs at several slot machines at the same time and do not realize that no place could be further from luck.
To be successful at blackjack you have to be a bit more skilled than just pushing buttons. And it's also a lot harder than playing poker. Because in poker you only have one deck of 52 cards. Calculating probabilities here is 9th grade level. Successful blackjack is more likely to start in college.
All right, enough bashing.
I just wanted to make it clear that a realistic assessment is important so that you don't lose sight of your goal.
The best blackjack players in the world manage to gain an advantage of 1-2%. This means that for every bet I make, I win 1%. If I play 50 hands of 100 euros in an hour, I have bet 5000 euros. 1% of this turnover is 50 euros profit.
However, you must always expect natural fluctuations of chance. You can toss a coin with two sides (heads / tails) 100 times in the air. Theoretically, you should get 50 heads and 50 tails. Feel free to try and see how big your variation is. No matter how many times you toss one of them: if you toss long enough, the result will adjust to the 50/50 distribution.
So it is with gambling.
The longer you play, the more your skill becomes apparent and the less luck plays a role.
However, you have to master all the steps here to reach this level.
If this is too much effort for you, you should rather concentrate on other things.
But stay away from sports betting. That is the biggest gamble of all!
One more thing about realistic chances is important to me!
When someone posts a big gambling win on the Internet, they've actually lost an even bigger sum - or will sooner or later.
It is IMPOSSIBLE to overcome the house advantage of the casino. Unless you play blackjack and can count cards.
Everything else ends sooner or later with the bank always winning.
Exceptions of jackpot winners confirm this rule.
But how many people do you know who have hit a jackpot or made real money playing poker?
I don't. Ok, maybe I have the wrong circle of friends, but it's simple math.
If you are unreasonable and too emotional about it, you won't win anything. Neither in poker, nor in blackjack, nor in sports betting.
2. money management
With gambling, you always have the risk of a negative streak. Some call it a losing streak, others downswing. Still others see it matter-of-factly as variance. A fluctuation. A deviation from expectation. And you have to factor that variance into your wallet to avoid losing money over and over again.
The risk of total loss is greater the less money you have.
It's clear, isn't it?
If I have 100 euros and bet 10 euros per hand, I only need to lose 10 more hands than I win.
Since I only win about 45 out of 100 hands anyway, with some variance the money is gone quickly.
So you calculate your stake as a percentage based on your own Bankroll.
The bankroll is the amount of money you have available for gambling.
I always say:
"That's the money you can lose without batting an eye, without crying like a little girl!"
Another good, because true, saying:
If your mood depends on losing money, then you simply either bet too little money or too much.
Experts advise to have at least 30 minimum units in reserve. Others write of 300 units.
If a minimum unit is 5 euros, then you need at least 150 euros. But that doesn't sound very relaxed. That's why I would rather recommend 200 to 300 euros. So the 50-60 times.
Another approach is to set 1% of the bankroll as the minimum unit.
Here I would also rather save a little before I take too big a risk.
3. know the rules
Do you know that every casino has different blackjack rules?
Even the individual tables in a casino differ in the rules.
Why is that?
The blackjack rules set the amount of the house edge for the casino.
A stingy casino - or one with high expenses and staff costs - will set a higher house edge than an already lucrative casino. Basically, however, most casino operators are of course racketeers and want to make as much money as they can. You can't blame them for that in a capitalistic society.
But as a player you have to look hard to be able to play blackjack successfully today.
You need to know all possible rule variations and what influence they have on your own advantage.
The most glaring rule is the payout ratio for a blackjack. For a natural 21 of ace and ten card, you usually get a 3:2 bonus (that is, 1.5 times the bet). If I bet $10, I win $15 with a blackjack, instead of the usual $10 with a normal hand.
But now there are more and more casinos that offer a payout ratio of 6:5, where instead of $15 you only get $12 for a blackjack.
Does that sound like a lot or a little?
In the long run, this rule is responsible for the fact that players who play at such tables will never win money at blackjack. By that, of course, I mean in their lifetime. There may be small or medium wins on some nights because of the variance. But on most nights, that's how you lose.
The blackjack strategy was developed by mathematicians in the 1950s. It is presented as a blackjack table. The decisions of this table represent the mathematically optimal way of playing. With the help of the blackjack strategy table you maximize the profit and reduce the loss in all situations.
By following this strategy perfectly, you can push the casino's house edge to under 1%.
It's estimated that if you play by gut, you have a disadvantage of around 5%.
So, it definitely pays to learn the blackjack strategy decisions carefully if you want to play blackjack successfully.
5. COUNTING CARDS
The most important step to be successful at blackjack is to learn card counting. Card counting means that you use a certain counting method to record the ratio of the cards played. From this, one then derives predictions for the cards still to come.
Counting cards explained in a simplified way:
There are 10 balls in a bowl. 5 red and 5 blue. If you take 2 blue balls from the bowl and then draw blindly, you have a 5/8 chance of drawing a red ball, but only a 2/8 chance of drawing another blue ball.
It is a little more complex with Black Jack. There are not only 10 balls in play, but up to 312 cards.
So that you don't lose the overview, there are simple card counting systems that work so precisely that you don't have to remember every card. You divide the 13 card values from 2 to the ace into different categories and then count only these categories.
For example, the most popular blackjack counting system "HiLo" works by counting the low cards 2 to 6 with +1 and the high cards 10, J, Q, K and Ace with -1. Whenever a corresponding card is played, you then either record it with +1 or -1 or ignore it if it is a 7, 8 or 9.
You count all played cards continuously from the beginning of the shuffle. The value you get in the meantime is called "running count".
This running count shows how much the ratio of high and low cards is skewed. The higher the running count, the more low cards have been played and the greater the likelihood that high cards will be drawn in the near future.
How does this information help us?
High cards include aces. And aces are needed for a blackjack. And in a blackjack, you get a higher win at a ratio of 3:2. This is the principle that provides a slight advantage for the player when the player knows that the probability of aces is increased.
So for starters, you can also just count aces.
Every 13th card is theoretically an ace. If no ace comes for longer than 13 cards, the probability of aces is increased.
However, this counting method is still too inaccurate, since you also want to know if the probability of 10-valued cards is also increased at the same time.
This is then only mapped with a counting system such as the HiLo system.
One of the main problems with card counting is the many decks of cards.
In the past, Black Jack was only played with a deck of 52 cards.
Because it was too easy for good mental calculators to win, the casinos eventually introduced more decks of cards.
There is double deck and six deck in addition to the old single deck. Especially the 6-deck game is the standard in many places.
That gives you 312 cards to track.
And this is where the True Count comes in.
The True Count is made up of the Running Count and the number of remaining decks.
If 2 of the 6 decks have already been played, the remaining number of decks is 4.
You then divide the Running Count by this 4 and get the True Count.
This calculation is always done before placing a bet when the running count is positive.
Because the amount of the True Count also directly determines the amount of the bet.
The higher the True Count, the more likely you are to have high hands with ten-value cards or aces. And accordingly, the higher the true count, the more you bet.
28, Nov 2022
Count cards to increase your chances of winning at Blackjack: Here's how you, the player, can beat the croupier and win money at the casino! Practice now!
The prerequisite is that you master the blackjack rules to perfection and have exactly the right action from the optimal blackjack strategy ready in every situation. There are different card counting systems. We will focus here on the Hi-Lo Count.
- How many decks of cards are played with? 1, 2, 4, 6 or 8?
- Count all cards from the shuffle = Running Count
- low cards (2, 3, 4, 5 and 6) count +1
- high cards (10, J, Q, K and Ace) count -1
- 7, 8 and 9 are neutral and can be ignored
- Always know how many decks have not yet been played.
- Divide Running Count by remaining deck count = True Count
- The higher the True Count, the higher the stake
What is counting cards?
Card counting is a special strategy used in blackjack to identify when a player has an advantage. Card counting is based on mathematical probability (stochastic). Each card played changes the expected value of the cards to come. Based on the cards played, one can draw conclusions about the cards still to be expected in a continuous draw.
In a simple 52-card blackjack deck, every card value of 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, Jack, Queen, King and Ace is included in four suits. For example, once the Ace of Hearts is dealt, there are only three Aces left. The probability of another of the remaining three aces is considered lower than for other cards, of which no card has been dealt yet and therefore there are four left.
Mathematicians have developed various systems for blackjack according to this principle, as some cards have a greater influence on winning or losing than others. A single card played does not have much significance. The more cards are dealt, the more accurately you can calculate the chances of winning.
The best known counting system is called "Hi-Lo". The system offers the perfect mix of simplicity and accuracy. Thus, beginners have the greatest chances of winning. A number simpler, but also not quite as accurate (and therefore profitable) is the "Red 7 Count" by Blackjack author Arnold Snyder. There are also more complicated counts like the one by "Ken Uston".
How does card counting work in blackjack?
Most card counting systems have in common that you divide all card values into two groups. The following is an explanation of card counting with the Hi-Lo Count.
The "running count" is the "running counter".
You start counting after the dealer has shuffled.
Each card is assigned a corresponding value depending on the counting system used.
The Hi-Lo Count, as the name suggests, distinguishes between high (high) and low (low) cards.
Low cards (2 - 6) are good cards and get +1
With low cards you are happy when they are played. You don't want to get these cards if you're betting big. Good cards include 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6, which are the five low card values. Whenever one of these cards is played, you count +1.
High cards (10, J, Q, K, A) are bad card and get -1
The counterpart is the high cards. When these are played it is bad, as they give you high point values like a blackjack (ace & ten value card). If a high card of value 10, J, Q, K or Ace is played, you count -1 each time.
Tip: Always count cards in pairs
To avoid having to count each card individually, wait until each player has received two cards. Starting hands with one high and one low card result in 0, so you can ignore this hand. This saves a lot of time and concentration, because you don't have to count +1 and then -1 again, but simply do nothing at all.
True Count depending on the number of decks
Unfortunately, the running count is not yet of much use. With the Hi-Lo-Count you always convert the Running Count into the "True Count". To do this, you divide the running count by the number of remaining decks.
How are you supposed to know how many decks are left?
To do this, you first need to know how many decks of cards are played with at all. As a rule, 6 decks of cards from a card slide (shoe) are played with. That is 312 cards. The cards played are placed in a transparent collection box to the right of the dealer. From this you can see how many cards have already been played. A deck of cards is about as thick as a thumb. When two decks have been played, there are four decks left. So you divide the running count by 4.
When three decks have been dealt, there are only three more decks left and you divide by three.
With a Running Count of +8 and only two decks remaining, you get a True Count of +4. That would be a very good situation, for example.
ADAPTING THE SET: Bankroll & Money Management
The following is needed to calculate the deployment:
- A total bankroll (BR) as a basis (e.g. 1000 Euro / better 10,000 Euro)
- Kelly criterion: variable stake depending on bankroll
- true count
The higher the True Count, the higher the stake.
The True Count tells you how high the bet should be.
With a negative true count, you always bet the minimum bet or don't play at all.
If more low cards (+1) are played, the True Count rises into the posivite range.
To maximize profit, you should use the Kelly criterion. With "Kelly" bets as much as you have a percentage advantage.
To calculate the advantage, subtract -1.5 from the True Count. The result is the advantage.
If the True Count is 5, the advantage in this case is +3.5, so you should bet 3.5% of your bankroll. With a bankroll of 1000, the bet would be $35.
Simplified deployment strategy
A rule of thumb formula for use might be:
TRUE COUNT - 1 * UNIT
This means that the stake is always one unit less than the True Count. If the True Count is +5, the bet is 4 units. A unit can be either the table minimum (5 dollars) or another amount corresponding to the bankroll (10 dollars / 15 dollars / 20 dollars / 25 dollars etc).
If you play with a 1000 Euro bankroll and 10 Dollar units, you could bet the following:
- TC +1 or less: Minimum bet
- TC +2: $10
- TC +3: $20
- TC +4: $30
- TC +5: $40
- TC +6: $50
- TC +7: $60
- TC +8: $70
- TC +9: $80
PRACTICE COUNTING CARDS
Before you risk money on blackjack in a real casino, you should practice counting cards. To do this, take a deck of cards and draw one card at a time. For each high card you count -1 and for each low card +1. Keep an eye on the time as well. Good "counters" will count through a deck of 52 cards in 10-20 seconds. When you reach that speed, deal two cards at a time. You will find that this is even faster, as pairs of a high and low number cancel each other out and you can move on to the next two cards immediately.
CARD COUNTING APP
There are some apps for the smartphone that you can use to practice counting cards. To do this, search for "Card Counting" or "Blackjack" in the iTunes store or the Google Play store.
Count cards online casino
Online casinos with their live blackjack tables with real dealers offer a perfect opportunity to practice card counting. However, here you should not hope for a big win. The online casinos use all eight decks of cards of which only 50% are dealt. Thus, you have too inaccurate information and rarely a real advantage with which you could justify a larger bet.
However, an online casino is the perfect place to practice. With relatively low stakes and a realistic environment, you can count cards as often and as long as you want.
- make all decisions of the Basic Strategy perfectly
- never lose the running count
- always convert to the correct True Count
- apply the correct deviations from the basic strategy depending on the index number
- Adapt the correct use to the situation
- are bored with the pace of the online casino
THEN you are ready for a real casino!
Is card counting illegal?
Card counting is NOT ILLEGAL!
Card counting is simply using all the visible information to gain an advantage. So it is nothing else than mental arithmetic and abstract "thinking". So in a democratic country it should be allowed to think and count cards accordingly.
However, since card counting is an advanced form of gambling, it is not welcomed in casinos. At least not if the players win a lot of money with it. Therefore, the casino can prohibit a player from counting cards.
Card counting alone is not enough. You also have to implement the information gained from this by changing the way you play. This works by increasing the bet in good situations. For the casinos, the easiest way to protect themselves against card counters is to ban betting increases. If the dealer or his pit boss catches wind that a player is gaining an advantage by counting cards and adjusting his bets accordingly, they can either ban the player from playing or forbid him to vary his bets. The player must then "flatbet". This means that every bet must be the same. Thus, one can no longer take advantage of higher stakes.
Card Counting Movie
The 2008 movie "21" is about a group of college students who win a lot of money by counting cards in Las Vegas. The film is based on a true incident and the book "Bringing Down the House" by Ben Mezrich.
A young mathematics student from MIT in Boston comes into contact with the game of chance "Blackjack" through his professor. The professor builds up a team of students who relieve the casinos of large sums of money during weekend trips to Las Vegas.
28, Nov 2022
You're probably wondering: What is the probability of winning at blackjack? The amount of probability to win in blackjack depends on how you play.
If you play it with the right blackjack strategy and can count cards, you are at an advantage as a player and the probability of winning increases. If you play purely by feel or make mistakes in your strategy, the probability of winning at blackjack decreases dramatically. Then blackjack is really just a pure game of chance with similarly poor chances of winning as in the slot machine game.
28, Nov 2022
Die wenigsten Blackjack-Spieler kennen die Even-Money-Regel, geschweige denn wissen sie, wie man sie richtig spielt. In diesem Leitfaden zum Blackjack mit Even Money wird erklärt, wie diese Regel funktioniert – und warum Sie sie unbedingt vermeiden sollten.
Was ist Blackjack mit Even Money?
Stellen Sie sich die Szene vor: Sie erhalten ein Ass und eine Bildkarte, was Ihnen den begehrten Blackjack und – normalerweise – einen schönen Zahltag beschert. Doch dann stellen Sie fest, dass die offene Karte des Dealers ein Ass ist. Jetzt werden Sie nervös, denn wenn die Abwärtskarte des Gebers eine Zehn ist, ist Ihr Blatt unentschieden, und Sie erhalten keinen Wert für Ihr Blackjack-Blatt.
An diesem Punkt können Sie in den meisten Kasinos um gleiches Geld bitten. Das bedeutet, dass Sie sich auf die Regel berufen können, bevor der Geber seine verdeckte Karte aufdeckt, und dass Sie Ihren Einsatz im Verhältnis 1:1 ausbezahlt bekommen, unabhängig davon, welches Blatt der Geber noch hat.
Die Belohnung ist, dass Sie etwas Geld gewinnen, egal was passiert.
Das Risiko besteht darin, dass der Geber am Ende keinen Blackjack hat, und Sie hätten sogar noch mehr gewonnen.
Die meisten Spieler, die die „Even Money“-Regel missbrauchen, gehen davon aus, dass es aufgrund der vielen Zehner, Buben, Damen und Könige im Deck sehr wahrscheinlich ist, dass der Dealer einen Blackjack bekommt. Anstatt sich dem Elend eines Push zu stellen, bei dem sie nur ihren Einsatz zurückbekommen, werden sie gierig und holen sich das Even Money.
Sie haben sicher schon von der Versicherung beim Blackjack gehört, die allen Spielern am Tisch angeboten wird, wenn der Dealer ein Ass auf der Karte hat. Wir haben bereits erwähnt, dass Sie sich niemals versichern lassen sollten, da dies langfristig nicht rentabel ist.
Aus demselben Grund ist eine Even-Money-Versicherung nie ein gutes Spiel.
Sollte ich beim Blackjack Even Money nehmen?
Kurz gesagt: Nein. Die Rechnung geht einfach nicht auf. Sie verlassen sich darauf, dass der Dealer auf lange Sicht so oft Blackjack spielt, dass sich Ihr Zug mit Even Money lohnt. Aber in Wahrheit wird das nicht passieren.
Nehmen wir ein Blackjack-Spiel mit sechs Kartendecks, bei dem Sie einen Blackjack haben und der Dealer ein Ass zeigt. Bei 96 Karten mit einem Wert von zehn (Zehner bis Könige) besteht eine 30,7-prozentige Chance, dass der Geber eine davon hat, um einen Blackjack zu erzielen.
Das ist also eine 30,7-prozentige Chance, dass Ihr Blatt ein Push sein wird. Da ist es doch viel besser, Even Money zu verlangen und sich einen Gewinn zu sichern, denken Sie vielleicht. Falsch gedacht.
Sehen Sie sich das Gesamtbild an: Es besteht eine 69,3 %ige Chance, dass die verdeckte Karte des Dealers NICHT als 10 gewertet wird, d. h. dies ist der Stand des Spiels, wenn Sie nichts tun:
In 7 % der Fälle hat der Dealer einen Blackjack, und Sie gewinnen 0 Gewinneinheiten.
In 3 % der Fälle hat der Dealer keinen Blackjack, und Sie gewinnen 1,5 Einheiten (eine 3:2-Auszahlung).
Wenn Sie diese Eventualitäten durchrechnen, werden Sie feststellen, dass Ihr Blackjack-Blatt etwa 1,04 Einheiten wert ist. Wenn Sie also $10 setzen, beträgt der erwartete langfristige Gewinn Ihres Blackjack-Blattes, zumindest wenn die offene Karte des Dealers ein Ass ist, $10,40. Ist es da verwunderlich, dass die Casinos darauf erpicht sind, dass Sie Even Money nehmen und sich jedes Mal mit $10 zufrieden geben?
Die Casinos sind natürlich nicht hinterhältig. Sie sind einfach nur clever. Sie müssen Geld verdienen, um zu überleben, und deshalb verschaffen ihnen Regeln wie diese einen winzigen Blackjack-Hausvorteil, der ihnen hilft, Gewinne zu erzielen.
30, Jul 2021
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How to win blackjack online
- recognize and find the best promotions
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And when you put your hand Card Count want to try out to give yourself the ultimate edge, we have resources for that too. Learn to combine these elements to give yourself an edge over the house, and you'll go off ahead over the course of your blackjack career. But first, you need to learn how to practice blackjack online.
Blackjack skills required
Blackjack bietet intelligenten Spielern die beste Chance, auf einer konsistenten Basis echtes Geld zu gewinnen und schafft eine sinnvolle Spielbankroll. Das ist, weil es den niedrigsten Hausvorteil jedes möglichen Kasinospiels hat; nur ungefähr 0.5 Prozent Vorteil in Durchschnitt. Eine optimale Blackjack-Strategie kann den „Haus“-Vorteil in Gewinnchancen zu Gunsten des Spielers umwandeln.
Whether blackjack online or traditional casino blackjack, the house has a built-in advantage by making players draw or stand first. This means that the dealer could win without even turning the hold card - provided the player loses first.
Dieser Vorteil ist jedoch gering, und die richtigen Regeln können ihn auf ein Minimum reduzieren. Wenn Sie Coupons, Comps und Blackjack-Bonusse hinzufügen, können Sie in einigen Fällen sogar einen Gewinnvorteil gegenüber dem Casino erzielen. Und wenn Sie lernen, Karten zu zählen, können Sie das Spiel auch ohne diese Boni zuverlässig schlagen.
Its exceptionally low house edge makes online blackjack an almost even affair whenever you play. And with a little skill and some luck, you can win a large sum of real money.
How to play online blackjack
Unfortunately, too many players make the mistake of thinking they need to get as close to 21 as possible - that's not the goal of the game. The goal of the game is simply to beat the dealer, which is often achieved by making him fail.
Instead of trying to hit 21, smart players simply focus on beating the dealer's hand. If the dealer shows a low card on the first deal, he will probably have to draw more cards until he exceeds 16 points or goes broke.
If you have a card worth 10 points and a low card in the hold, the dealer must assume that you have at least 10 points in the hold. This means that the dealer must take at least one more card. If that is the case, they have a good chance of going broke.
Such simple game tactics - if used correctly and accompanied by a little luck - can help reduce your already small house advantage and virtually wipe it out in your next card game.
Different types of blackjack
Most are aware of the traditional card game as well as the different versions of 21, but many do not realize that there are several variations of blackjack in different casinos.
Online casinos in particular like to create new and exciting variations of traditional card games. That's because they don't have the space limitations that land-based casinos have.
Without having to worry about limited physical space for tables, online casinos can accommodate players' individual betting preferences to a greater extent than land-based casinos can.
Unter den vielen verschiedenen Sorten sind Las Vegas, Atlantic City, Spanish 21 und Hi-Lo. Es gibt einige andere weniger populäre Versionen, die andere Blackjack-Regeln und Auszahlungspotentiale haben. Und nicht wenige Spiele enthalten jetzt Nebenwetten, um die Dinge aufzupeppen.
Online casinos make it easy to find and play a variety of different blackjack games, so you can choose the ones that best suit your playing style and strategies.
When you first visit an online casino, you quickly realize that there are several variations of blackjack. The most common and perhaps most popular variant is the classic Vegas Strip Blackjack. This version of the game is widely known for its exceptionally low house edge and uses the standard rule set that has become synonymous with the word blackjack worldwide.
Other popular versions include Double Exposure Blackjack, where both of the dealer's cards are revealed, Double Attack Black, where the player can double their bet after the dealer's face up card has been dealt but before their own cards have been dealt, and Blackjack Switch, where the player is dealt two hands and is allowed to switch between them. The best blackjack strategy may vary somewhat between these different versions. But sticking to the regular basic blackjack strategy works for all variations of blackjack.
In some blackjack games, you are also allowed to "surrender". If you think the odds are strongly against you, you are allowed to surrender and lose only half of your original bet. This can happen if you have 15 or 16, for example, and the dealer shows an ace or ten. It may sound a little strange not to take another card, but it improves your long-term chances of winning. If you have the opportunity to play blackjack with the surrender option, then you should always do so, as this will improve your chances of winning.
The skill factor has also made blackjack popular in tournament form. Of course, you need a lot of luck to win an online blackjack tournament, but with a good strategy, you need significantly less luck than your average opponent. It's also a lot of fun to pit your wits against real opponents instead of the house.
Most online casinos nowadays offer regular tournaments in blackjack and other popular casino games. One of the most popular forms of blackjack tournaments is elimination blackjack. If you apply basic blackjack strategy when playing elimination blackjack, you might come out on top. Especially against opponents who rely more on "feel" than actual odds.
PlayTech's Blackjack Surrender uses six normal 52-card decks. The decks are shuffled before each new hand is dealt. Player Blackjack always wins, and the dealer must fold on every 17th hand. The difference between Blackjack Surrender and regular Blackjack is that the player is allowed to "surrender", meaning that he can give up the hand and get half of his bet back.
In all other aspects, Blackjack Surrender is played like regular Blackjack, but since you get better odds in the Surrender version, it makes more sense to play it than the regular variant.
The Surrender feature is useful if, for example, the player has a hard 16 and the dealer shows an ace or a ten. This way you only lose half of your bet if it is very likely that the dealer has beaten you.
Tip: Always surrender when you have 16 and the dealer's face up card is an ace, a ten or even a nine. If you have 15, you should also surrender if the dealer has a ten.
The standard blackjack variant at PlayTech is the most basic form of blackjack with all the standard rules, but there is no surrender option. It has six standard 52-card decks and the player is allowed to double down on the first two cards. The dealer stands on each soft 17.
If you double down, you only get one more card. You can split any pair, but if you split aces, you also only get one extra card, and if you get a 10 value card on one of the aces, it doesn't count as blackjack.
This is exactly the same game as Blackjack Surrender; the only difference being that surrendering is not allowed. Because of the slightly worse odds, experienced players often choose the surrender variant.
Tip: Never take out insurance. The house edge is too steep to justify an insurance bet in any situation.
Progressive Jackpots waren noch nie so beliebt, aber sie sind bei Spielautomaten etwas häufiger als bei herkömmlichen Blackjacks. In diesem Fall müssen Sie eine optionale Nebenwette abgeben, um sich für den Jackpot zu qualifizieren. In fast allen anderen Aspekten hat der Progressive Blackjack von PlayTech die gleichen Regeln wie der Classic Blackjack mit sechs Decks. Eine Kapitulation ist nicht möglich.
The optional side bet of $1 gives you the chance to win the progressive jackpot. There are also a number of smaller but still substantial payouts, according to the table:
- 4 matching aces win the progressive jackpot
- 3 Matching Aces Pay 5000:1
- 4 aces (each suit) pay 2500:1
- 3 Aces (each suit) pay 250:1
- 2 matching aces pay 100:1
- 2 Aces (any suit) pay 25:1
Tip: If the progressive jackpot exceeds $200,000, the game reaches the break-even point, and beyond that the player actually has the "advantage". However, if the jackpot is relatively small, the house edge will be very large.
PlayTech's Blackjack Switch is a very innovative game that offers players excellent odds. It allows you to play two hands at the same time and switch cards between the hands (an old cheating maneuver). The player must place two bets of the same size and is dealt two different hands from a six-deck shoe. The top card in each hand can be freely switched between hands.
This is obviously a huge advantage for the player, and to compensate for it, the dealer automatically ties on 22 if the player has 21 or lower, except when the player has a blackjack. A dealer blackjack also beats a player blackjack, and a blackjack pays only 1 to 1.
Despite the disadvantages mentioned above, Blackjack Switch is still a very good game for the player because of the great advantage of the Switch rule. You are allowed to double down and split hands as usual, and you can also double down on a split hand.
Tip: The decision to switch is obvious in most cases. Always make a blackjack when you can, and switch when it gives you the opportunity to split or double down when it's convenient (according to basic strategy).
MicroGaming offers "Gold" variants of some of their games, but the main difference between the Gold series and the regular games are some elements of design - the Gold versions have better graphics and sound in general.
Basically, Classic Blackjack Gold is the simplest blackjack variant in the casino. It only uses a 52-card deck, the dealer stands on all 17s, and you can only double down on 9, 10, or 11. There is no redemption option.
Because of the single platform, the odds are slightly better than average, and if you prefer regular blackjack without any extra gimmicks or side bets, this could be a good choice.
Tip: If you decide to split a pair of aces and draw a 10 card on your ace, that usually doesn't count as blackjack - only 21, and you don't get paid 3 to 2.
BLACKJACK DOUBLE EXPOSURE
Every blackjack enthusiast's dream is to see both of the dealer's cards instead of just the one. In Double Exposure Blackjack, you can. However, it doesn't come without its drawbacks; the rules are changed to compensate for the disadvantage of getting so much information.
This game uses eight standard decks, and the player is allowed to double down on 9, 10, and 11, and just like regular blackjack, you can also split your pairs. Some other rules have been changed to win back the house edge (which is still relatively small):
The dealer wins all draws except for a blackjack.
Player Blackjack pays 1:1 instead of 3:2
There is no possibility of late delivery.
Dealer meets soft 17
Blackjack Variations Double Exposure
Tip: The "dealer wins all ties" rule is obviously the most troubling. On the other hand, two dealer up cards are a great advantage and the end result is a pretty good game with good odds.
Spanish Blackjack is a bit of a strange variant - there are eight decks in the shoe, but all the 10s have been taken out so that they have 48 cards each. This is apparently bad for the player, as a deck rich in 10s is good for the player.
However, Spanish Blackjack differs from the Double Exposure and Switch variants in that in this game the rules have been changed in favor of the player. Although the player gets fewer blackjacks because of the missing tens, there are some special payouts that occur with specific hands.
7-7-7 of the same suit opposite a dealer 7 pays 50 to 1. Any 6-7-8 or 7-7-7 receives a special bonus payout, as does a 21 with 5, 6 or 7 cards. The player may double down on any two cards, and a player 21 always wins. You can also double down twice and split and re-split the hands.
Tip: You need to approach Spanish blackjack a little differently than regular blackjack. For example, you should always hit when one of the special 6-7-8 bonuses is possible.
Triple Sevens Progressive Blackjack
Instead of the aces in PlayTech's progressive blackjack variant, sevens are the wonder cards in this game. Triple Sevens Blackjack uses 5 normal 52-card decks, and to win the progressive jackpot you need three sevens diamonds.
Besides the progressive jackpot, this is a standard blackjack variant in almost every other aspect. You can split pairs and double down on 9's, 10's and 11's, and the dealer stands on all 17's. Since all sevens are good in this game, you should always hit on two sevens - three sevens of any suit pays 250:1.
Online Blackjack Strategy
Whether it's splitting cards, doubling your bet, buying insurance, giving up or other advanced games, there are right and wrong times to try certain games.
More you study, practice and learn the advanced games of blackjack 21 and other games, more you can reduce the house advantage against you.
Knowing the right time to split cards, for example, takes a lot of practice. You need to assess your hand, know mathematical blackjack odds, assess the dealer's hand and add the potential to make two winning hands instead of just one.
The same goes for doubling your bets and other advanced games. Although blackjack is a relatively simple game on the surface, those who take the time to learn and work it out will find themselves winning much more often.
Counting cards in online blackjack
Praktisch alle Spieler von Kartenspielen haben vom Konzept des Kartenzählens gehört, während sie Blackjack spielen.
The idea is to determine when the deck has a favorable balance of cards after several hands have been played and you have a strong hand.
Card counting is legal, but virtually all casinos ban players they consider "advantage players". An advantage player is a particularly experienced player who can set the best times to bet and usually wins more often than average or even many experienced players.
Casinos try to thwart card counters through various means, such as multiple decks of cards and tracking their betting patterns.
Card counting systems and techniques adapt to changing times, but they still make money from blackjack players today.
Many online casinos still offer single platform free blackjack games that make blackjack card counting easier to do for experienced players who have studied and worked out the concept. This helps you practice blackjack online and perfect a particular skill at the same time.
When you play live blackjack online along with other card games, you get the benefit of visually enhanced games with excellent sound and graphics.
You also have the option to play with live dealers, against the computer, with multiple players or just against the house at your own table.
This is achieved through streaming video. You will see and hear the dealer, but you and the other players will not be able to see and hear each other.
21, Mar 2021
If you've ever played blackjack, you'll have wondered: Wie viel ist das As bei Black Jack wert?
Wie viel ist das As bei Black Jack wert?
The ace in blackjack usually counts as 11 points. If the 11 points of an ace would exceed the maximum score of 21, the ace is only counted as one point.
11, Jul 2020
The question "How can I help BLACKJACK ALWAYS WIN?" we often hear! The answer to this is sobering: Not at all! But here you will learn how to win as often as possible!
Even the best football teams or tennis players don't always win.
In blackjack, winning depends mainly on luck.
Die Casinos haben die Black Jack Regeln absichtlich so festgelegt, dass das Casino auf lange Sicht beim Blackjack immer gewinnen wird.
Der Hausvorteil des Casinos beträgt, wenn du nach der optimalen Black Jack Strategie Tabelle spielst, gerade mal 0,5 %.
This is much better than other casino games like roulette or slots.
However, it is not possible to win all the time.
Always win with card counting in blackjack
In movies, TV series and books, blackjack is often portrayed in a way that gives the impression that very intelligent people (or autistic people like in the movie 'Rain Man') always win at blackjack. But this is wrong. In these well-known scenes, only excerpts are shown, which are also very exaggerated.
In reality, of course, lucky streaks occur as well as unlucky streaks.
Someone may be lucky enough to win 10 or maybe even 20 hands in a row. But at the latest then he will lose again. Because even if you 100% make the right decision, you are dependent on good cards. But since good cards don't always come, you can't always win at blackjack either.
Mit dem Kartenzählen hat man aber eine gute Möglichkeit gefunden um zu erkennen, wann die Gewinnchancen erhöht sind.
For example, if a lot of low cards are dealt, the likelihood of high cards being dealt increases.
With high cards you can also reach high card values like 20 or even a straight blackjack.
And with these values you are more likely to win
The advantage for the player in this case, however, is only that you as a player have a payout of 3:2 in a blackjack, while the dealer only wins 1:1.
This means: If you win with a blackjack, you get 25 euros back for a 10 euro bet. The dealer loses 15 euros.
However, if the dealer has a Black Jack, he only wins your bet of 10 Euros.
This is the difference why the player can have an advantage with the help of card counting when he realizes that the probability of blackjack is increased. In these cases, blackjack professionals then bet more money than in other rounds.
In general, however, the probability of winning is not higher if you can count cards. You only recognize advantageous situations better.
No matter how good you are at blackjack, you will only ever win around 45 % of all hands.
The remaining 55% will be split by draws or losses.
The art of card counting is to bet more in the 45% of winning hands to offset or even trump the losses from the majority of hands.
So it's not about how to always win at blackjack, it's about winning more than losing in the first place!
How much can you win at blackjack?
And here I must especially warn those who think they are immune to probabilities and facts!
Exceptions prove the rule.
You always have to look at a longer period of time. On 100 hands, anyone can win more times. On 1000 hands, the whole thing will be more of a realistic picture. And the more hands you play, the closer the loss is to the 1% limit.
But if you know how to count cards, you can turn an 1% loss into an 1% profit in the long run.
Suppose you bet 10 euros by default and can count cards.
Then you will vary your bet over the course of an evening between the 10 euros and a maximum bet of 80 to 120 euros.
Let's say the average bet is then 20 euros.
In one hour you play around 50 hands and we are in the casino for 4 hours.
So we played a total of 200 hands a 20 euros and therefore bet a total of 4000 euros.
As a good player, you would have stuck to the Basic Strategy and lost an average of 40 euros. Due to the so-called variance (deviation), a higher loss is also possible, as well as a profit. But these 40 euros are the average of all blackjack players who will ever play this game.
Now, if you are a bad player who relies only on gut feeling or doesn't make all decisions mathematically according to basic strategy, instead of being at 1% disadvantage, you will be at 3 - 5% disadvantage. That means your loss can be up to five times higher!
I see this all the time in the casino when obvious gamblers and amateurs come to the table. First of all, they bet too much per round and then make a lot of wrong decisions. Most of the time they are gone very quickly, while a good player can sit at the same table for a few hours without going bankrupt.
If you know how to count cards, you won't always win at blackjack, but you'll win a lot more than someone who uses discretion or sticks to basic strategy.
Mit dem Kartenzählen hast du 1-2% Vorteil je nach Können und den angebotenen Regeln im Casino. Das heißt in unserem Beispiel, dass du zwischen 40 und 80 Euro im Schnitt gewinnen wirst. Eventuell kann man sogar noch mehr gewinnen, aber bei einer negativen Varianz auch weniger oder sogar Verlust machen.
10, Mar 2020
Sie spielen in einem Vier-Deck-Spiel und erhalten eine 3 und eine 9 für eine Zwei-Karten-Summe von 12, während der Dealer eine Upcard von 4 umdreht. Welche Option wählen Sie?
This may look inviting because if you have 12, there is only one card value you can bust on, which is a ten card (which includes tens and all face cards).
Stop with 12 vs 4
If the dealer has an upcard of 4, there is a Bust opportunity of 40%. Conversely, man will be a loser 60% of the time. If you still take a third card in this situation with 12, you will win a little less and lose about 58% of your hands (pushes count for the difference).
This is a very close call. In fact, taking a card is almost as advantageous (if that's even the right word) as standing still.
There is very little advantage to standing here with 12 against a dealer's 4 - about half a percent, to be exact.
And you'll find, if you ever get into card counting, that if you have a rather low negative count (i.e., a higher than usual ratio of low value cards to high value cards that have yet to be played), you'll take one more card at 12 vs. a 4