You have to learn blackjack basic strategy, especially if you plan on playing at a live casino or even if you simply want to place some cash online. There is no doubt that you will earn money playing blackjack. You just need to know how to play it properly. You need to know that you are in the hands of the dealer and that he has the full right to make decisions on your betting strategy. You should never give him advice on any strategy.
In fact, you need to be very aware that the full strategy should never be revealed to anyone. You need to remember the rules 100% perfectly. You can find out for yourself that it normally takes some time to get it correct. Only after you are quite comfortable with applying basic strategy in live games do you become ready to actually play live blackjack.
The first blackjack strategies I would suggest you apply in the long run are called the long shots or the continuation bet. These strategies are generally used when you are on the draw, or at the table when you have a small bankroll. A lot of beginners make the mistake of thinking that this strategy means that you will automatically walk away with all of your winnings. That isn’t true and the only thing it does is allow you to try again after the table has been dealt and the table is still up.
If you are holding a table in which you are the only player remaining, you should use the continuation bet. This strategy is basically saying that you are betting against the dealer, and thus you are going to take the full advantage of the tables situation. If the dealer is making the top of the hand and is in the clear, you should walk away with more money than the dealer. However, if the dealer is holding a good hand you should walk away with more money than he is paying out and probably more than the dealer is actually taking in.
If the dealer is not paying out as much as you expect, then you will need to look for short cuts. Short cuts are often referred to as “fringe” bets because they are betting bets that are not really worth risking money on, but are still likely to result in a profit. For example, if the dealer is holding a monster hand and has a lot of cards in the air and you have a couple cards that might come up, you can bet a lot less than the dealer is paying out.
It is important that you keep in mind that any of the basic strategy mentioned above should always be applied with complete precision and understanding. The more that you are willing to put in the effort the better your results will be, so don’t hesitate to spend a lot of time studying the different options available to you.