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Insurance in Blackjack

Insurance in Blackjack Insurance in blackjack is a side bet that wins if the dealer has a blackjack. It costs half the player’s original wager and pays two to one if it wins. This bet increases the house edge and is never a good idea for players. However, there are some situations where it is worth considering. READ MORE >>> Payouts When playing blackjack, you can make additional payouts by betting on insurance. The casino offers this bet in order to offset the loss of your initial bet if the dealer has blackjack. However, it is generally considered a sucker’s bet. Unless you are counting cards and have determined that the count shows more 10 point cards than lower ones, it is not a good idea to place an insurance bet. It has a negative expected value, which means that it will lose you money over time. It also increases the house edge, which is detrimental to your profits. This is one of the reasons that many experts recommend against taking insurance. Variations Blackjack rul

How to Win Consistently at a Casino

How to Win Consistently at a Casino Blackjack is a card game that involves both skill and luck. It is possible to win consistently by following responsible gambling habits, such as setting a budget and establishing various loss and winning limits before you play. When your hand is close to 21, you should stand. Alternatively, you can ask for another card (hit). If you don’t beat the dealer, you lose. READ MORE >>> Basic strategy Blackjack is a game of chance and skill, so no betting system can guarantee consistent wins. However, there are a few tips that can help you make smart decisions and minimize the house edge. These include avoiding the insurance bet, using a basic strategy chart and playing in casinos that allow doubling, splitting, and surrendering. A basic strategy chart is a table that tells gamblers what to do in different scenarios. It provides instructions for hitting and standing, doubling down and not doubling down, and even surrendering (if allowed). To develop

The Blackjack Apprenticeship Podcast - Special Tribute to SassyRed

The Blackjack Apprenticeship Podcast - Special Tribute to SassyRed Join Colin and BJA members Joe748, 'ScottCao', 'Paradigm', 'Livvy', Loudon Ofton, and 'Spartan' in a heartfelt tribute to the late Blackjack Apprenticeship member SassyRed. Discover how her dedication to the game led to success not only at the table but also in life. BJA member and high stakes AP 'SD1' joins Colin to discuss topics submitted through the podcast's forum including: Knowing the toll a full time AP career can take, Travel hacks and more. READ MORE >>> About the Podcast This podcast is no longer being updated. You can still access all of its episodes in the archive, but new content will not be added. BJA Member 'SD1' is back to take on listener questions and share his insight into the reality of a full time advantage player's life including: Getting backed off at a casino, The toll the cat and mouse game takes on your mental health, The state o

What is Advisable to Know Before You Start Playing Online Blackjack?

What is Advisable to Know Before You Start Playing Online Blackjack? When playing online blackjack, it's important to know what you're doing. For example, it's never a good idea to spend too much, especially when you're winning. It's also better not to play for too long. You can set a limit on how much you'll wager on any given day. READ MORE >>> Counting cards There are two methods of card counting. The first one is known as Hi-Lo strategy and the second is known as card-counting strategy. Both methods involve the counting of the cards in the deck. Card counting is a mathematically proven technique that anyone can learn to use to their advantage. The advantage of card counting is that it does not require memorizing every single card in the deck. It is easy to learn and requires only a few steps. Card counting involves observing the other players and counting the cards as they appear. If done correctly, it can help you watch a blackjack table without ha

What Is the Best Internet Blackjack Strategy?

What Is the Best Internet Blackjack Strategy? Blackjack is a game of odds, and the best way to increase your chances of winning is to stick with basic strategy. Also, be sure to avoid alcohol while playing. This will prevent you from making risky decisions and betting. Unit betting is one of the most popular strategies for blackjack. It involves keeping the same unit bet size throughout a session. READ MORE >>> Basic strategy Blackjack is one of the most popular casino games. Its popularity has increased even more with the advent of online casinos. This has allowed more players to play the game, and it has made it easier to learn basic strategy. Basic strategy is an optimal way to play blackjack, and it can decrease the house edge by a significant amount. It is important to remember that blackjack doesn’t guarantee a profit in the long run, and luck still plays a big role. In addition, the more you play, the more you will lose, and it is important to set a budget and practice