How to Play (and Win) at Blackjack: The Expert’s Guide

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How to Play (and Win) at Blackjack: The Expert’s Guide

Hey, I’m Colin from
Blackjack Apprenticeship, and in this video I’m going
to teach you everything you need to know about how
to play the game of blackjack as well as how it can be beat. (upbeat music) Hey, I’m Colin and I’m here
with my good friend David a.k.a. Loudon Ofton. We’re gonna teach you how to
play the game of blackjack. We have been professional
blackjack players for roughly 15 years. We have played individually, we’ve played as part of teams responsible for beating
casinos for roughly $4 million, and we now teach others
how to beat blackjack through Blackjack Apprenticeship. In this video, we’re gonna
show you how to play blackjack and eventually how it can be beat. Before we can talk about how
to play the game of blackjack, we first need to talk about what the goal, or the objective, of the game is, which is to, in its simplest
form, beat the dealer. Unlike poker, where you’re
playing against other players, in blackjack it’s all about
your game against the dealer. How do you beat the dealer? Basically by getting closer
to 21 than the dealer without going over 21. That’s why they call the game 21. How do you lose? There’s a couple ways you can lose. If the dealer gets closer to
21 than you, then you lose. Or if you go over 21, you lose right away. What we have right here is a
fourth of one deck of cards. This is two through ace, and in blackjack, the two through 10 are simply
gonna be their point value, so a two is gonna be worth two points, and a 10 is gonna be worth 10 points. And then a Jack, Queen and King are also going to be worth 10 points. So 10, Jack, Queen, and
King are all 10 value cards and then an ace is unique in
that it can be a one or an 11, whichever is going to be
the best for the hand. Ace and a two is gonna be a three or a 13, whichever is better for the hand. Let’s talk about how the game is dealt. Both the player and the
dealer get two cards, but the dealer only shows one card while the other card is kept face down. At this point, the
player always goes first, and they have an option to
take more cards, or to stay. They actually have a few other decisions we’ll get to in a minute,
but they always go first and decide if they want
more cards or to stay, with the goal of getting closer to 21 than the dealer without going over. The player has an 18 is going to stay, and the dealer has a 16, and since he has to hit until he has a 17, he has no choice but to hit. Now he has a 17 and even though the dealer has a worse hand than the player, the dealer has to stay at 17,
so the player is going to win. After the round is played, there are three outcomes for payouts. If the player wins, they get paid an equal
amount to what they just bet. If they lose, they lose their entire bet. If they push, which is to get the same
point value as the dealer, then they don’t win or lose,
and the next round begins. But wait, there’s another
way that you can win at blackjack automatically, and that’s if you’re dealt a blackjack, or what we call a natural,
so it looks like this. If you’re dealt an ace and a 10 value card as your first two cards,
we call that a blackjack. As long as a dealer doesn’t
also have a blackjack, you win automatically. If you’re dealt a blackjack
it gets paid right away, and like it says on this felt,
blackjacks pay three to two. David is betting 400 here,
it’s going to get paid 600, which is three to two or 150 percent. Beware, because there’s some
greedy casinos out there that have started to offer
an inferior form of blackjack where it doesn’t pay three
to two, it pays six to five, or even paying even money, which would be paying like a normal hand, and you don’t want to
play those games ever. Because a big part of you not
having a large disadvantage from the casino or if you learn to become a card counter like us, and
you want to beat the game, you’re gonna need a three
to two blackjack game to even have a chance to beat them. Let’s deal some example rounds
and show you how this works. (cards swishing) In this example, the first
player is gonna stay. So is the second player, and then the third player is going to hit. Now they would stay. In this situation, the dealer has an 18, the first player has a
17, so he’s gonna lose. The second player has a 19
which beats the dealer’s 18, so he’s going to win. The third player has an 18, which is the same as the dealer’s hand, so that would be a push,
they don’t win or lose. In the second example, here this first player
has a 12 against a seven. If they were to hit, they have 22. They went over 21, he’s
gonna lose right away regardless of what the
dealer ends up getting. He loses. The 19, he’s gonna stay. The dealer has a 13, so
the dealer has to hit. The dealer also went over 21. This 19 is gonna win, but
again, this is really important, because the player always
plays first, they lose, if both the player and the
dealer bust, the player loses. That’s a big part of how the casino gets the advantage at blackjack. Third example, the player is
dealt, boom, the blackjack, and with the blackjack, as long as the dealer
doesn’t have a blackjack, the player wins right away. Not only do they win right way, but they get paid just like this says, blackjacks pay three to two, the player is going to get
paid three chips to his two, or 150%, and that doesn’t
matter if you’re betting five dollars or $5000, you
get paid 150% of your bet when you get a blackjack. That’s really important
because that’s part of how the player can try to regain the advantage against the casino. The player needs that
extra 50% on blackjacks to even have a fighting
chance against the casino. Let’s talk about playing decisions. There are four main playing decisions that you as a player can
make at the blackjack table. There’s hitting, standing,
splitting, and doubling down. We’re gonna break down
each one of those for you. But just so you know
there’s actually a chart, and we’ll put a link to it
in the description below, that will tell you the
proper playing decision for every hand of blackjack. It’s called basic strategy and it was created by mathematicians, and it is the best way to play every possible hand in the game. David, how long would you say it takes to memorize basic strategy? – A couple of hours a
day for a couple weeks. – Yeah. Couple hours a day for a couple of weeks to know how to play perfect blackjack. That’s not going to give you
the advantage over the casino, you need card counting for that, but, with proper basic strategy, you’re playing every hand properly, and it’s going to cut the casino’s edge to a very small margin,
roughly half of 1%. First let’s talk about hitting. Why would a player hit? – [David] To get a better hand. – Yeah, yeah, to take another card. So let’s show you what that looks like. In this situation we have
an eight against a seven, so the player’s gonna wanna hit. You’re going to do that
by tapping or scraping or some form of tapping the table, and then the dealer will
give you another card. Then your next option would be standing, and that’s if you don’t want another card. Now you have an 18 against
the dealer’s seven, you’re gonna want to stand, so you’re gonna just wave that hand off, then your hand is over. Our next playing decision
would be to stand, when would you stand? – When you have a good hand
or you don’t want to bust. – The third option would be doubling down, and that’s only available
on your first two cards or sometimes after you split your hand. We’ll show you that in a minute. When you double down, you’re going to place an equal
bet to your original bet. You can bet up to your
original bet, a little pro-tip, you would never double down for anything less than the full amount and you would always double down when basic strategy says to double down. Let me show you what that looks like. With doubling down, each of these hands are
actually technically a hand you should double down,
so this first one’s a nine. what you’re gonna do is
put an equal bet next to it and place one finger out. The dealer’s gonna give
you one card sideways, to signify that you can’t hit
that hand, that hand is over. Here’s an 11, an 11 is
always going to double down against a six. Then again on this last hand, it’s a soft 18 so this is an eight or 18 and the correct decision
would be to double down. At that point all three
of these hands are done and you have to just hope
that the dealer’s gonna bust. Boom! Then you get paid out on all those bets. Another thing to be aware of, as far as proper basic
strategy at blackjack, doubling down situations
are all situations where you have an advantageous hand. While you might feel scared
to put another bet out there to match your original bet, it is the proper way to play it, and if you don’t double down
when you’re supposed to, you’re really just costing
yourself money over the long run. Splitting as an option
when you have two cards that are of equal value to each other. If you have a pair of
twos or a pair of sevens or even a pair of tens, you have the option to split those cards. Here we have a pair of
eights and to split those you’re gonna put a second equal bet out and split your fingers
like saying two hands. Then you’re gonna get dealt. Here you have another eight, so you can actually split that again. So you’re gonna do the exact same thing. Then you’re gonna get dealt
into three separate hands. Here you’re gonna stand on each of these. Then over here we have a pair of aces, which is always going to split. Again, you put two fingers
out to say two hands. With a pair of aces, you only
get dealt one card to those. The dealer’s gonna put them sideways to signify that you can’t
hit, and those hands are over. The dealer’s gonna play out their hand. Again, if you want to know how
to play proper basic strategy there’s a link below in the
description so you can learn the proper way to play
every hand of blackjack. – Which doesn’t guarantee
you’re gonna win, it just gives you the best chance. – There’s one other option for the player when the dealer has an ace up,
and that’s to buy insurance. How that works is that if
you want to insure your hand against the dealer’s blackjack,
they’re gonna let you, they’re gonna do this and say insurance, and let you buy insurance. To do that, you would put half of your bet into the insurance line right here. At that point if the dealer
does have a blackjack, you would lose your hand
because you have a 14 and they have a blackjack
but then insurance is going to pay two to one
so that would mean basically you’re gonna break even. If you’re just following basic strategy, you should never buy insurance, but that’s how that
playing decision works. Unless you’re a card counter
don’t ever buy insurance. David, do you agree? – Well, basic strategy
says, it’s not a smart play. – When you’re at the casino there’s gonna be other players or dealers that are gonna say oh,
will you shouldn’t insure if you have a good hand,
or don’t insure a bad hand, that’s all just casino mumbo-jumbo. It’s not based on math or logic. Unless you’re learning how to
count cards like David and I, just don’t ever buy insurance. There’s one other playing decision that we didn’t talk about yet,
which is called surrendering. It’s only offered at maybe 10% of casinos, but if the casino does offer it, it actually is valuable
to the player if you know how to play it properly. If you’re at a casino
that offers surrender, if it’s a hand that you want to surrender, what you’re gonna do is slide
your finger across the table, make a line, and you’ll
probably wanna say, surrender, just so the casino knows that that’s clearly what you want to do, and how it works is, you
forfeit your hand right away and only lose half your bet. You would lose five of the
10 dollars right there, before the hand is ever played out. The hand is over. Mathematically if it’s
a hand where the casino has a better than 50% advantage over you, you would just surrender half your bet and move on to the next round. At this point you might be
thinking, this sounds great, all I have to do is follow basic strategy and beat the dealer. Is it that simple David? – You do have to use
your brain a little bit. – What if I just am a
lucky blackjack player. – That’s great but that’s not going to
guarantee profits over time. – That’s right. Casinos are no dummies,
they’ve designed the game in a way where they have the
advantage over the player. There are really two reasons for that. The first reason is that very few players actually follow basic strategy. How often do you find a
perfect basic strategy player at the blackjack tables? – Less than 5% of the time. – Yeah. It’s really rare. Even though basic strategy
won’t give you a winning game, it cuts the casino’s advantage
to about half a percent. Whereas the average gambler
at a blackjack table is probably playing with
about a 2% disadvantage which is really about the
same or not much better than the slot machines. You want to just play slot machines? – [David] No. – The second reason why people
don’t have the advantage is because how the game is designed. I showed you before, if both the player and the
dealer bust, who loses? – If the player busts before
the dealer, the player loses. – That’s right. Since a player always goes
first, even if they both bust, the player loses. Even though blackjacks help the player, double downs help the player, those aren’t enough to gain
the advantage over the casino. You need something more,
which is card counting. In the short run, anyone can get lucky on
a given day or night. But over time the odds
are going to work out and even if you’re playing
perfect basic strategy, the casino’s gonna end up with your money over the long haul. You can gain the advantage
but it takes more. What’s the first step to getting the advantage over the casino? – Basic strategy, getting that perfect. – Perfect basic strategy
and the second step is? – Counting cards. – That’s right. That’s illegal, right? – No, it’s using your brain. – [Colin] I thought using your
brain was illegal in casinos. – No, it’s legal to use your brain, the casinos have invited
you to play a game, use your brain, beat it. – This is what David and
I have done for 15 years. We have played as
professional card counters. We between the two of us
have won over $1.5 million. We’ve been a part of teams. One of the more notorious ones
was called the church team. Which beat casinos for
$3.2 million legally through card counting. What card counting does
is tells you how to bet and when to change your playing decisions in a way that gives you
the advantage over casinos. I’m going to be honest with you though, casinos don’t like people
that can beat them, so they have a right to refuse
service to whoever they want. If you want to learn how to beat casinos, that’s what we’re all about. You can learn more by subscribing below, you can watch our videos on card counting, or you can check out


Blackjack Apprenticeship · December 30, 2018 at 6:30 pm

Interested in card counting? Start here:

Eagles_Eye · August 4, 2019 at 9:12 am

The casinos in my country ( the official ones ). They avoid card counting altogether by having 3 decks and shuffling them after every hand, so good luck with that

Tyrone Davis · August 4, 2019 at 1:20 pm

GTA anyone haha

Laurel Chapman · August 4, 2019 at 9:51 pm

How to make so much money in FNV

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Waffen-SS Nazi · August 5, 2019 at 1:52 am

Me and my friends would play this in elementary school lol I remember

I cant believe they knew how to play this

TKVisme · August 5, 2019 at 2:42 am

HMMMMM wonder why this is in my recommended… 🤔🤔🤔

Devang Sharma · August 5, 2019 at 3:57 am

I am the 87400th follower

KingPrize · August 5, 2019 at 6:04 am

You gta dwellers need to go away jk

Jake Harter · August 5, 2019 at 7:15 am

I already know how to play blackjack but I just like to watch these tutorials

Tele Biscuit · August 5, 2019 at 7:49 am


Daniel · August 5, 2019 at 7:56 am

I wanna hire this guy for my gta 5 account.

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vMooseyy · August 5, 2019 at 9:43 am

When paying 2:1 you can just double your bet every time you lose to cover your losses, eg $1 bets, if you lose 3 in a row, -1$ -2$ -4$ you're down -7$ next bet you bet 8$, if you win, you get back +8$ which covers all previous losses +1$ It's a slow process but you continue to make money (Unless you lose 20x in a row, You'll need to bet 1 Mil to cover the previous 20 losses.

Alias Alias · August 5, 2019 at 11:28 am

I'm $80,000 down in the GTA Casino, But I'm winning it all back with the basic strategy guide haha

austin hawkins · August 5, 2019 at 8:28 pm

I just walked out of the Diamond casino with 2 million and a new car

Javier Rocha · August 7, 2019 at 12:21 am

Can you teach me how to count cards?? Private lessons?? Please reply

Jose Luis · August 7, 2019 at 7:34 am

How to become famous 101:Gta v update Youtube hey dude well show them your video

The Comment · August 7, 2019 at 5:10 pm

Anyone here NOT from GTA?

Justin Bauer · August 8, 2019 at 12:45 am

Easy, just quit blackjack and get really good at poker… The only place you can really win in BJ is in Vegas.

LatterDayBiker · August 8, 2019 at 3:10 am

I don't know who taught you how to deal blackjack, but I dealt it for 5 years at a casino in Minnesota. The dealer always shows their first card. Not the second one like you were doing.

TableCat · August 8, 2019 at 7:56 am

I disagree, sometimes you gotta listen to your gut if you're hitting or doubling down

trusting virus · August 8, 2019 at 11:58 am

Bunch of GTA niggas in here.

ZCT808 · August 8, 2019 at 12:21 pm

I really don't think a 14 minutes YouTube video is going to take a player who doesn't even know the basic rules of BlackJack to someone who can neutralize the house edge and then go on to beat the house.

There are way too many casinos with subtle rule variants which give them even more of an edge. And even if you did become an expert, once the casino decides you're a professional, they can just wait for you to have a downswing and ask you not to play BlackJack any more, or close the table, or replace the shoe.

Just Why thou · August 8, 2019 at 2:38 pm

Everyone talking about GTA V but I’m over here with Ni no Kuni

knot · August 8, 2019 at 3:57 pm

thank you

Zay Gaming · August 9, 2019 at 5:35 am

Who else went to a casino and played $1,000 and lost it all after watching this video?

BUDD WEISER · August 9, 2019 at 5:57 am

If dealers had to hit first. Vegas would go bankrupt. Lol

C. Morgan · August 9, 2019 at 7:47 am

David is cool as fuck.

mfearme · August 9, 2019 at 7:59 am

The dislikes are the casino owners lol.

William Gonzalez · August 11, 2019 at 2:27 am

So is the idea to hit when basic strategy says so and then stand after one hit? Or continue to hit until basic strategy tells you to stand?

Nightslash360 · August 11, 2019 at 4:37 am

Everyone here is talking about GTA5 but I’m watching this to get good at blackjack in Roblox lmao

ProgInternetExplorer · August 11, 2019 at 12:36 pm

if split is doable when you have 2 cards with equal value, can I split a hand of jack/10 ? or a hand of queen/king ? since these hands are two cards with a value of 10. Or do the two
cards have to be the same value AND symbol? (queen-queen, jack-jack, 10-10, king-king, 7-7 etc)

Brandon Martin · August 11, 2019 at 4:26 pm

Geuss who's not broke anymore in GTA 5

Commander Kuplar · August 12, 2019 at 6:46 am

The real question you’re looking for is who isn’t here for gta 😂

DryGumball · August 12, 2019 at 3:07 pm

Funny story, first time playing blackjack at a casino and I’ve had a few shots of tequila and some beer. Playing with my friend who is also hammered but I’m getting incredibly lucky the whole night. So I have no idea what the pair bonus is but she encourages me to put money on it so I put 5 dollars. Low and behold I get two 8’s on the one and only time I do it and I’m over here laughing my drunk ass off as the other two randoms gimme that look like fuck this guy. Idk what to do but she tells me to split so I do, low and behold I get another 8 and I burst out laughing again. I turned that 5 dollars into 50 and split all the other 3 with 15 on each. I end up only winning 1 of the hands so after all of that I only made a profit of like 15 dollars on the entire hand. Boy was that a damn roller coaster

mohammed raad · August 13, 2019 at 2:18 am

when you double down can you beat the dealer ? or the only way to win is if the dealer goes over 21 ?

John Hexagon Cruz · August 13, 2019 at 11:18 am

I didnt get the splitting method that much

Craig Maximum · August 13, 2019 at 12:11 pm

The. Beginners.way will slow.your.losses but you will loose. Counting cards has a down side. Though you will get a.lot of high cards it doesn't mean you will win. Having a team may increase chances. You also need a which most.don't have. Without this you need luck.

GT Music · August 13, 2019 at 8:36 pm

I can’t play irl but I play with friends and family using chips no real money

Juucetin · August 14, 2019 at 1:40 am


The Gaming Elite · August 14, 2019 at 9:21 am

He must be so confused on why he’s never heard of this diamond casino

Jordan Hooper · August 14, 2019 at 11:51 am

How to win at blackjack. Don't play

adam setzer · August 14, 2019 at 4:48 pm

Casino never let you counting card on blackjack

Niklas · August 15, 2019 at 1:00 am

I don’t know why this is in my recommended videos, but I will watch.

Echo Chambers · August 15, 2019 at 8:26 am

Blackjack 101….If dealer shows 6 or below,NEVER TAKE A CARD Unless you have total of like 3-9.And if you have an 11 Double Down.So If your card total is 13 and dealer is showing a 4,5 or 6 STAND.Nothing worse than seeing a dealer with a 6 And People with totals of 14 or 15 Hitting and getting 10s or Face Cards.

Tiediegamer 7 · August 16, 2019 at 2:23 pm

If you even care about looking professional you really should look at learning how to cut cheques.

Chester’s World · August 16, 2019 at 4:28 pm

I just came here cause I’m not allowed to use my phone in a week so I’ll just play this

JanEn3 · August 16, 2019 at 10:37 pm


J M8 · August 17, 2019 at 6:51 am

I came here to learn how to make real money

dmgbringer · August 17, 2019 at 8:44 pm

Wait what! Card counting isent illegal. To be fair i dont live in a big casino country but even so i would say that the general knowledge of ppl would say that card counting is illegal.

George Conway · August 18, 2019 at 11:28 am

Isn’t card counting illegal

Fay Ryuujin · August 18, 2019 at 5:40 pm

first rule: have a 10 times pile of money then you roughly plan to bet each hand. This is your limit for the outing.

second rule: have a limit that you can afford to lose and if you lose all of this in an outing, then leave and come back another day. Do not keep playing with new money

Benny Manieri · August 18, 2019 at 6:06 pm

I really would take the time to learn this skill, were it not for the proliferation of auto-shuffler devices. Thoughts?

lazy Dinah · August 19, 2019 at 12:28 am

Anyone here for BitLife?

Jireh Choo · August 19, 2019 at 4:16 pm

Poker is more fun

Adam Skead · August 19, 2019 at 7:42 pm

I learned to play from resident evil 7 the banned footage

Nur ein Kanal · August 20, 2019 at 12:46 am

why are holes in the cards

tommy gun · August 20, 2019 at 4:28 am

over here there are multiple decks so no chance and it is shuffled every hand ;P This is all null and void and casino wins

John Thomas · August 21, 2019 at 11:10 am

623 Casino owners disliked this video

Shades NF · August 21, 2019 at 5:51 pm

I can’t even gamble but in school all my friends owe me like 10 to 70 dollars.

John Warren · August 22, 2019 at 3:39 am

I'm from Canada. Sadly we have automatic shufflers so we can't card count

eddie callahan · August 22, 2019 at 5:54 am

Ive never lost money in blackjack playing with my friends

DeeJay32 · August 22, 2019 at 4:03 pm

All those tens when the split 8s and split aces was dealt.. if only that happened in real life 😂😂😂

Nicholas Kane · August 23, 2019 at 7:52 pm

This is not a strategy it’s basic simple blackjack rules that people who play this game should know

Landex · August 24, 2019 at 4:30 am

Why is this in my recommended I already knew how to do it

Rafael Kodzhomanyan · August 24, 2019 at 12:07 pm

okey I have a question… so basically I was playing s black Jack example (alone) the dealer vs 4 players.. the running count was +7 .. 1st player got 17 , 2nd and 3rd got 19 , the 4th got 20.. the dealer got 21 and have blown us like shit..m why is it happening when the count is +7…? and can we avoid that ?

Travis Williams · August 25, 2019 at 12:49 am

Step 1: take money you are about to gamble

Step 2: buy GLPI. (A stock that makes money off casinos)

Step 3: receive dividends the rest of your life from holding the stock

诱惑QT-Wavy · August 25, 2019 at 1:58 am

Ay I have a question if your at a casino what’s keeping you from filling the table with friends and betting high amounts of money and splitting the money between your group. Keep in mind I’m 13 and know almost nothing about casino games or their rules.

Milo The Cat · August 26, 2019 at 2:18 am

I thought this was an experts guide

roberto baggio · August 26, 2019 at 7:16 pm

Best strategy, can't lose=Dont gamble 👌

f4thstooge · August 27, 2019 at 6:25 pm

You are dealing wrong…….the dealers first card always becomes the up card, not the second

JRD DEA · August 28, 2019 at 12:49 am

What a gigantic scam, bait n switch. Entire video reminded me of some “time share” pitch. Or some miracle hair growth product — and people believe it works 😂.

Note: I do know card counting works. I just don’t believe these guys will be able to show it in a feasible manner for the common Joe to be able to pull it off.

Josef Hurmer · August 28, 2019 at 3:59 pm

Can just offer one video upon playing the Automatic Jackpot.
U know the cent games, 5/10/20/ 40 liners etc.
Some tricks to bet right, and when to double up or pass.

Silent wraith · August 29, 2019 at 1:06 am

Who came bc of the casino update in gta

UnusualWarrior · August 29, 2019 at 1:33 am

Crown of Thorns playing Blackjack?! Noice.

Kevin Waagen · August 29, 2019 at 1:19 pm

Don’t try to teach me, I’ve won 2 mill chips on GTA😎

Mike C · August 30, 2019 at 9:46 pm

"LOud- aNd- OfteN"? Anybody?

MaddogMaddu · September 1, 2019 at 4:40 am

I don t think how it works in your casino, but if you have a BJ and the Casino has an Ace, its quiet smart to pay the insurance.

If not and the Casino has also a BJ – you dont lose, but you dont win anything aswell

If yes and he has no BJ – you lose the insurance (which is the amount of the BJ Bonus) but still win with a BJ, so you have the win for your single bet

If yes, and he has a BJ – you dont get anything for your BJ, but the 2 to 1 for your insurance

Vio · September 1, 2019 at 10:42 am

"4 million" sounds like a lot – but not so much if it was over 15 years and split among the team. Would be useful info there.
And I appreciate that you do it, but being how making youtube vids seems more worth your time I'd guess you are not millionaires yet.

r4chess2 · September 1, 2019 at 6:15 pm

I'm sure this is a stupid question — I honestly don't know the reason — but why are there holes in some of the cards?

sum dude · September 2, 2019 at 1:21 am

I love the fact that David is just here for the negative comments, bad cop, good cop.

John Osorno · September 2, 2019 at 8:42 am

For those who don’t know, there is one more way of losing. If you get a 21 with more than two cards and the dealer gets a “black jack” ( 21 with 2 cards) you lose.

Jeremy Van Allen · September 2, 2019 at 10:05 pm

Who's here because Colin is there hero?

Alok Tiwari · September 3, 2019 at 2:28 pm

Is bet365 right and suitable place to play Blackjack?

Piedad Stoffel · September 3, 2019 at 11:32 pm

I've played perfect basic strategy and still lose so that is not the answer neither

Mein Kampf · September 4, 2019 at 12:25 am

I don't want to watch this… "Proffesional" in the game where you need to reach 21.. wow such a proffesional you so good

Killmonger · September 4, 2019 at 8:17 pm


Dana Gray · September 5, 2019 at 5:26 pm

Does card counting actually help in modern casinos where the deck is shuffled after each hand?

啊喵 · September 5, 2019 at 5:31 pm

Wasted my time watching something i knew when i was 7…..

erneschan caracut · September 6, 2019 at 8:32 am

Yeah my dad teached me this since i was 4 and now im kinda professional I went to casino and won 300k php in my country and when i got out I got beaten up

Nqkvo Ime · September 6, 2019 at 11:00 am

This strategy is total bullshit! For 2 months I have 20% win rate with it. Idk if I have bad luck but I think this is a complete shit.

bluegru · September 8, 2019 at 1:49 pm

I guess there are different variations for this game, as the casino in my city plays a bit different,
the dealer just gets one face up card, and when all players stay he gets to draw more cards,
also there are more fields to bet on like the C3 and Bust,
and the dealer has an automatic shuffle maschine where he puts the cards after each round and draws from the bottom of it

Isaac Cool · September 9, 2019 at 8:15 am

How do you deal with CSM

Winter Tarzan Jagrup · September 10, 2019 at 12:37 am

I first started playing bj in 2016 . I urge and reccomend anyone reading this not to ever play this game it is a complete waste of time I always see people lose more than win .

Juan Castaneda · September 10, 2019 at 3:26 am

If you sit at a table with other players who are not using basic strategy will this decrease your chances of winning?

Iván Díaz · September 10, 2019 at 2:57 pm

Why can't Casinos rotate the entire deck as soon as the cards go out? I mean if they really hate card counters, what if each card of each hands goes right back to the deck just after played?

john bailey · September 10, 2019 at 8:35 pm

Never double down with an ace seven when the dealers up card is a six.

Joe Shmoe · September 11, 2019 at 12:07 am

"Perfect Basic Strategy" is false. That phrase assumes that one will play with a newly shuffled deck of cards in every hand they play.
This postulate is false, and this is what is wrong with most or many odds makers. Odds makers run the numbers, they define the probability of the next cards dealt in the deck. Yes, sure they now "count" cards but they forget one very important fact, a deck of cards is dynamic, the only time it is static if is when the first card is dealt off the top.
Basic strategy only happens with the first hand dealt. Let's take for granted that you have been counting cards. Not just the tens, but also the fives and the aces. Fives help the dealer make 21 on his must hit 16. Aces help mostly in making a black jack.
This all will affect your ability to hit or stay. Let's say you are dealt a twelve. Clearly two thirds of the cards dealt next will help you get closer to 21 and one third of the cards will make you bust. If you get a nine, you are golden and any other number will get you closer to 21 w/o busting. You would only know this by counting cards, yes, because you are playing with a dynamic deck. Say you are dealt a twelve and you are playing with a deck that is +10's, in this scenario one would be folly to hit. Your odds have changed from 1/3 to half in getting dealt a ten. You would stay in this case. Let the dealer hit because he has to. The odds are in your favor doing so.
Here is the folly of the odds makers, the mathematicians, the computer programmers. They compute all the odds as if they were playing from only a static deck. Each hand affects the next. All are dynamic.
As soon as an ace is played you have 1/4 less aces in the deck for you to make black jack. Why would you play with such odds? You would not, bet every time the logistical experts compute the odds they are assuming a static deck. One cannot ever play that hand except the first hand dealt after shuffling.

AndNowWhatADO · September 11, 2019 at 10:48 am

It my casino, if I get a blackJack and the casino has a blackJack, its a push. No instant win until casinos cards are reviled.

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