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Should You Take “Even Money” When You Play Blackjack?

Most land-based and online blackjack players have no idea of what taking “Even Money” means to their game. Yet, most players gladly take the even money when it’s offered. In fact, most dealers and fellow players, and sometimes even pit bosses, will encourage players to take the even money because "it’s a sure win." After all, a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush, right?

Henry Tamburin Ph.D
July 11, 2019

A Battle to the Finish: Blackjack Vs. Craps

It is a “battle to the finish” between the casinos’ two most popular table games, blackjack and craps. Which is the better game? 

There are many ways to look at the contest. Of course, you can state house edges but these are often obscured or enhanced by the number of decisions players make at each game. A fast game with a low edge can be just as dangerous as or even more dangerous than a slow game with a bigger edge.

Frank Scoblete
June 13, 2019

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?

When to Double Down in Blackjack?


  • To double down, you make a second bet equal to your first. You then get one more card – and only one.
John Grochowski
August 18, 2020