The Theory of Blackjack
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The entire theory of blackjack can be summarized in one paragraph (at lest the relevant theory, which is the only one that concerns us).
The secret of winning at blackjack lies in simple strategy that one must bring enough money to the table to sit through any possible losing
streaks, so that there is enough money left to maximize all the gains from all the bets during a winning streak. Remember, the winning streaks
always come after the losing streaks. So if you are not there during the winning streaks you will walk away without the winnings. Also, you
must place the higher bets during the winning streaks. This is just common sense, but the problem is that a lot of people don’t bring
enough money to have any left for the big bets once the winning streaks hit. Don’t walk away when the table is hot. Think big, play
So, if you have read this last paragraph, you are ready to start playing blackjack. But if you want our expanded theory of blackjack, read
The Expanded Theory of Blackjack
Remember, when you play the small bets, as you warm up during the losing streaks, and put down the big bets during the winning streaks, it
is impossible to lose. Yes, you may lose one or two big bets during the winning streaks, too, but as long as you play with confidence nothing
can beat you. Streaks are not about individual bets, they are about overall average.
When playing blackjack there are a few mathematically sound principles that you need to remember.
Never double down and never split any pairs
The reasoning behind this principle is simple. You will be playing the Martingale system, so if you start doubling
down and splitting pairs you will break the natural flow of the betting system.
Basic strategy is junk
Even the foremost authorities on blackjack will tell you that basic strategy does not give you any edge whatsoever over the house. Well,
who the hell is interested in that kind of "strategy?" That's, once again, just another example how people get tangled up with some
theoretical principles and forget about the big picture. the sole reason why anyone would ever want to play blackjack, to begin with, is to
win. And you can only do that if you have an edge over the casino. So, flush all that basic strategy down the toilet and follow your instincts
on every hit and stand decision. Then, whenever you lose, just double your bet on the next round. What could be simpler than that?
Don't hit bustable hands
The only other blackjack winning tip that we might add is that if you are one of those players that doesn't like to bust, then just don't
hit any hands that already total over 11.
This is a very clever strategy, actually.
In the game of blackjack, casinos have an edge over the players solely based on the fact that the player automatically loses money when
he/she busts. In other words, the dealer will not give the player a refund if the house also happens to bust, after the player has already
busted. So, you can completely eliminate that house advantage by never hitting a bustable hand. So, never hit any hand over 11 and you'll
Although we said that you should never split pairs, there is one possible exception that you may want to consider. That is, split a pair
of 10s, if you like. This will give you a slight edge over the house because 10s are good for the player, so by splitting 10s you basically
turn one good hand into two good hands. Plus, if you keep splitting 10s the casinos will never suspect you to be a card counter. Your wins
will be attributed to pure luck and casinos will let you play for the simple reason that they are convinced they will make their money back.
But the more you play the more you win. And the more you win, the more they will want you to play.
By following the simple tips outlined in this tutorial, you will secure your financial future