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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
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Nicholas Colon
June 15, 2017

The Best & Worst Starting Hands in Blackjack

Blackjack is a dynamic game. It is a game shifting percentages, where each card that is played either adds too or, takes away from the initial advantage the casino has over the player. It is also the most mathematical orientated game offered by gaming companies, but it's also a great experience for online players.

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Nicholas Colon
February 27, 2018

Live Blackjack: The Real Casino Experience

The advent of live casino has revolutionized the way people play casino games. The traditional format of casino entertainment, land-based casinos, remains a popular option for many players. When players frequent bricks and mortar casinos in Las Vegas, Atlantic City, Macau, The Palace of the Lost City, and other world-class resorts, they get to enjoy an immersive experience. Land-based casinos offer an all-round entertainment escapade, including luxury hotels, cuisine, world-class shows, and the casino experience.

By
Louis Wheeler
February 21, 2017

A Unique Blackjack School

I was living in New Jersey in the late 1970s, when casino gambling became legalized in Atlantic City. The casinos that began opening there were clamoring for casino dealers. Soon, casino gambling schools began opening that taught students the skills necessary to become a casino dealer. (You had to be certified by a state-licensed dealer’s school in order to be a casino dealer.) The public was inundated with news, TV, and radio reports and advertisement about becoming a casino dealer.

By
Henry Tamburin Ph.D
January 30, 2018

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.

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John Grochowski
January 15, 2019