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A Primer on How to Tip a Blackjack Dealer

Many blackjack players would like to tip a blackjack dealer but they don’t know how to go about doing it. In this article I will show you several ways to do it, including my favorite. 

First let me address the question I often get from players about tipping.

 “Why tip blackjack dealers since they get paid for dealing?” 

Henry Tamburin Ph.D
May 2, 2019

2019 Blackjack Ball: the Inside Scoop (Part 2)

As promised, at the end of this article you will find the questions with answers to the challenging 21-question test given to the elite blackjack pros at the 2019 Blackjack Ball. Give yourself one point for each correct answer. (If you got 15 or more correct, you did better than all the blackjack pros that took the test.) 

(Note: Several active players listed below used pseudonyms to protect their identity.)

Henry Tamburin Ph.D
April 7, 2019

When to Double Down?

Whenever basic strategy tables call for land-based or online blackjack players to double down, it’s because players have an advantage. It’s a chance to turn a profitable hand even more profitable.

But not all potential gains are equal. On some hands, doubling down will nearly double the profit you could expect if you hit without doubling. On others, the gain is only a few tenths of a cent per dollar wagered.

John Grochowski
January 15, 2019