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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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


Tips for playing a double-deck blackjack game By Henry Tamburin   Recently, I received questions from two different blackjack players that dealt with playing a double-deck game, which I decided to make the topic of my column this month. The first question came from a basic strategy player who normally plays an eight-deck blackjack game. […]


Blackjack players rant about their pet peeves By Henry Tamburin In my column in the October 2015 issue of Casino Player, I ranted about my pet peeves when I play blackjack. At the conclusion of the column, I asked readers to send me their pet peeves, promising I would publish them in Casino Player. Well, […]


Choosing the best version of blackjack By Henry Tamburin Has this ever happened to you? You enter a casino to play blackjack and spot an empty seat at one blackjack table, and another at an adjacent table. Both tables have posted $10 minimum bets. The dealer on one table is dealing a double-deck game, pitching […]

Fact or Fiction?

Test your blackjack knowledge By Henry Tamburin Are the following statements about the game of blackjack facts, or are they fiction? The house always has the edge in blackjack. Referring to a strategy card when you play blackjack is perfectly legal. A blackjack player who misplays his hands will always cause other players to lose. […]

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