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Playing Better Blackjack 

The essential steps to becoming an expert player By Henry Tamburin   If you’re a recreational blackjack player, you don’t need a Ph.D. to take your game to an expert level. You just need to know which games to play, and how to play them. Here’s a roadmap that will show you how to become […]

HARD TIMES AND SOFT HANDS

How some players deal with difficult decisions By John Grochowski   Soft totals are the bane of existence for some players who otherwise are solid on basic strategy. When an Ace is counted as 11, as in Ace-5 for hard 16, you can’t bust with a one-card hit; draw a 10, and the Ace becomes […]

BREAKING BAD

Ways to battle the house edge By Frank Scoblete   The outstanding television series Breaking Bad had some horrifying things to tell us about being addicted to methamphetamine – popularly known as speed. In the show speed certainly isn’t good for the poor souls using it. Speed – to put it bluntly – kills a […]

AND THE WINNER IS…

The Best & Worst BlackJack Games in Las Vegas  By OnlineUnitedStatesCasinos.com   Las Vegas holds a special place in every blackjack players’ heart. Once in Vegas, finding the right casino to place your bets can be a bit overwhelming, especially when every casino is offering such a wide range of experiences. This is why the […]

PROCEED WITH CAUTION

A look at video blackjack By John Grochowski   In most state gaming commission revenue reports, wagering totals and payouts are listed for electronic gaming devices. The category isn’t “slot machines,” and that’s deliberate. In the information they release to the public, casinos and regulators do not differentiate among slot machines and other electronic games […]

BLACKJACK SHOCKERS

Long-shots happen more than you think     Keep in mind that you and the dealer have an exactly equal probability of drawing a particular hand, but you must act first to stand or hit. If you bust, then the dealer wins even if the dealer also subsequently busts. The house advantage is entirely a […]

BLACKJACK STRATEGY DOS AND DON’TS

Tips for beating one of the world’s toughest card games By Richard Dalton   Like many of our favorite casino games, the exact origins of blackjack are forever lost to history. One of the first recoded descriptions of the game places its appearance in France during the 17th century, where it thrilled gamblers under its […]

BLACKJACK ETIQUETTE

10 rules and rituals to play like the pros   Blackjack, also known as twenty one, is one of the most popular games in the casino. The rules are simple, the play is thrilling and if played with basic strategy it comes with a nice, low house edge. In fact, for the expert player who […]

Taking On The Tables

Best strategies for the top four table games By Frank Scoblete   Let’s take a short look at all of them: BLACKJACK There are four table-games that many players tend to enjoy playing in the casinos: blackjack, craps, roulette, and baccarat/ mini-baccarat. Each one has decisions dealing with what strategies to play, how to play […]

LOSING STREAK

How to lose your shirt playing blackjack By Henry Tamburin   If you are one of the many players who constantly lose every time you play blackjack and refuse to heed my advice on how to play better and win more that I have expounded for over 25 years in my blackjack columns in Casino […]

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