Blackjack is one of the few if not only casino games where players have a choice in decisions that will play a role in how you win or lose in the game. Blackjack players can use various strategies and techniques to reduce the house edge to as little as 0.05% making it the best casino bet you could possibly make. This section of our site is dedicated specifically towards blackjack. Here you will find information on how to play the traditional game, how card counting was invented, how the general theory applies to the game along with a few different variations you can play, at home or the casinos.
How to Play Blackjack - Our how to play blackjack article provides the basic principles and rules to the traditional version of blackjack, also known as 21. The game is fairly straightforward, however players who apply good strategy to their game can beat the game. This article is geared towards beginners and discusses how the game works, betting, how to win, and card values.
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Dr Edward Thorp - Ever seen the movie “21”? If you have, then you know what card counting is and how the theory of card counting is applied to the game. Card counting was originally introduced in 1963 by Dr. Edward O Thorp who published years of research into the book Beat The Dealer. His book became the number one selling book that year, and also changed the way the game was played.
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How to Count Cards - Following our Dr Thorp article is an introduction to counting cards and how to count cards. The article focuses on the general principles used by Dr Thorp. Card counting shouldn’t be your only strategy when playing blackjack. Since most of the casinos use multiple decks, or virtual decks in the case of online blackjack, charts are more likely to help you than card counting will.
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How to Play Chinese Blackjack - Chinese Blackjack is a variation of the basic game with a few twists that make it very entertaining. In this version the dealer and players can get paid as much as 3:1 on wins/ loses. This game isn’t one of the common ones at the casinos. The object of the game is the same, meaning players need to get closer to 21 than the dealer without going over.
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How to Play Vegas Strip Blackjack - Vegas Strip blackjack is one of the top 5 blackjack games played online and live. The overall game play is the same as the traditional form of blackjack listed above with a few subtle changes. The rules for splitting in Vegas Strip are significantly different from the original.
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