There are a number of things the novice, intermediate or advanced player can do to increase their chances at the blackjack table. Below is a selection of blackjack tips to help you play your best.
- Always keep in mind that blackjack is a game of skill. Too few players attend to their game as though working on a skill set
- The object of the game of blackjack is to beat the dealer. Far too many times blackjack tips are written that state that the object of the game is to get close to 21
- Although you can bring the edge to a low level in blackjack, in its modern form, even as a card-counter, the game is not possible to beat consistently. This may be the most important of all the blackjack tips to keep in mind; you can't always win. Accept that losses are a part of the game. This will help your mindset as much as anything and will keep you focused on your playing, keeping your skill level up
- It is entirely possible to play with basic strategy and work the house edge down to under 1%
- If you play blackjack on instinct, and pay little attention to basic strategy (or these blackjack tips), you will be facing a house edge between 3 and 6%
- Never take insurance when offered. Only take insurance if you have a gut feeling that the dealer has blackjack, or if you are card counting and aware of the cards remaining in the deck.
- Know when to walk away. A winning streak on a blackjack table can't last forever. Set a table limit for yourself and if you find yourself losing, take a break and save your remaining profits for another session.
These blackjack tips are just the tip of the iceberg. To learn more about blackjack, read our strategy and rules pages.