Blackjack is the most popular casino game in history

## The Most Common Mistakes For Blackjack Beginners

So, you’ve decided to give this blackjack game a try. It looks so easy, and so profitable, in “Rainman,” “21,” and “The Hangover.”

But before you imitate Alan from “The Hangover” and plop down a \$10,000 buy-in, have an idea of what you’ll do at the table. If you avoid these seven common beginner mistakes, you’ll get the most from the game.

By
Mark Gruetze
November 23, 2020

## Blackjack Probability: What do you Need to Know to Have an Edge?

When a person walks out of a casino the question that inevitably arises in their mind is “Why did I lose?” Most people that play casino games are losing players. That is because most casino games by nature have a negative expectation for the player. This means that for every wagered that is made on the game; machine or table game, gives back some amount less than the wagered amount over time.

By
Nicholas Colon
June 22, 2016

## Why Not Mimic the Dealer's Playing Strategy?

A blackjack player once asked me this question: “Every time I play blackjack against the dealer, he always seems to beat me. So why shouldn’t I just mimic the dealer’s strategy?” That’s a good question and to answer it you first have to understand two things:

By
Henry Tamburin Ph.D
April 19, 2017

## The 5 Most Profitable Starting Hand Types in Blackjack

• In the game of blackjack, a popular question among novice and intermediate advantage players, card counters, trackers, sequencers and hole carders, is: what is the mathematical theoretical value for various types of starting hands, and more to the point what are the most valuable starting hands for the player (the players first two cards) and by how much
• When I say "types of hands" I mean Hard Tota
By
Nicholas Colon
June 15, 2017

## How to Play a Pair of 2s

When you are playing blackjack and dealt a pair of 2s (also known as “deuces”), you have two viable playing options:

• Split
• Hit

Which strategy you should invoke depends upon what the dealer’s upcard is, the number of decks of cards being used, and whether double down after pair splitting is allowed.

By
Henry Tamburin Ph.D
May 7, 2017