Blackjack's Betting Style and Four Basic Strategie
Blackjack is neither complicated nor is it simple. It depends on who's playing and how it's being played. No matter how many books you study and memorize you can not guarantee your winnings. Not all the answers are found in a book. You can have the edge against the casino if you know card counting and advanced techniques and strategies. You can acquire techniques and strategies if you spend hours and hours of training and practice.
Only a very few have mastered blackjack. They have spent years of dedication to the game to learn the techniques and master its strategies. As for beginners they have to learn blackjack basic strategy. These basic strategies are hit/stand rules and a set of betting. Learning these and much more, you will have the edge against the casino. But don't forget to practice, practice and practice.
After the first cards are dealt to the players there are three extra bets the player can make. He can double down, taking insurance and splitting pairs. You can double your first bet at doubling down following your first two cards.
After your first pair of cards, you can break up the two cards into two different hands and you can play each one separately. If you see an Ace card of the dealer you can take insurance. You can add half the amount of your bet to your original bet. If the dealer wins blackjack you can get paid at 2 to 1 because of your insurance, you lose some, you gain some.
Aside from three extra betting styles, you can learn about the strategy of "soft" and "hard" hands. An Ace is counted as both 1 and 11 in blackjack depending on the total of your cards. For example: you have 4 and Ace, this is a "soft" hand with a total of 15 (Ace counted as 11).
"Hard" hands have an Ace and two more cards. You can have an Ace and 4, and then you can draw one more, considering the Ace as 1. Example: you got an Ace, 4 and the third card drawn is 8, the total will be 13 (Ace is considered as 1).
The following are the four basic rules/strategies of blackjack. This can be helpful to anyone who wants to play blackjack.
1. Check the dealer's cards, if the dealer has 7 or higher, draw one more card. You can have a "hard" hand with at least 17 or higher, or a "soft" hand with 18 or higher.
2. Check the dealer's card, if the dealer has 6 or lower, you can draw one more card until you have the total of 12. Stop at 12 or higher.
3. You can use the doubling down style of betting if your initial two cards have a total of 10 or 11 provided that the dealer has a total of 9 or lower.
4. Always remember to split Eights and Ace cards. For any other pair, don't split.
Study the given tips and strategy above and this will provide you with an edge you can just possibly win at blackjack.