I’m a novice at blackjack however I’ve gotten very good at it lately. I’ve read a bunch of articles online as far as proper strategy and I’ve started playing a pretty cool game that not only teaches you how to play but teaches you proper strategy of playing BlackJack.
It’s called HitorStand, one of the first things to learn is the basic rules of BlackJack, posted to below.
* The goal of blackjack is to beat the dealer’s hand without going over 21.
* Face cards are worth 10. Aces are worth 1 or 11, whichever makes a better hand.
* Each player starts with two cards, one of the dealer’s cards is hidden until the end.
* To ‘Hit’ is to ask for another card. To ‘Stand’ is to hold your total and end your turn.
* If you go over 21 you bust, and the dealer wins regardless of the dealer’s hand.
* If you are dealt 21 from the start (Ace & 10), you got a blackjack.
* Blackjack usually means you win 1.5 the amount of your bet. Depends on the casino.
* Dealer will hit until his/her cards total 17 or higher.
* Doubling is like a hit, only the bet is doubled and you only get one more card.
* Split can be done when you have two of the same card – the pair is split into two hands.
* Splitting also doubles the bet, because each new hand is worth the original bet.
* You can only double/split on the first move, or first move of a hand created by a split.
* You cannot play on two aces after they are split.
* You can double on a hand resulting from a split, tripling or quadrupling you bet.
The next thing to do is to start playing. Play a few hours a day while multitasking until you feel good enough to try it out in the real world. I’ve played at Bodog.com a few times and well I find playing HitorStand for a few weeks really gets me primed for premium play.
The key to success with BlackJack is practice, and developing a solid consistent strategy. So get out their and start playing.