Learn Blackjack Basic Strategy

Jackpots and big payouts have a special allure in the casino world because they give players the opportunity to earn big money instantly. That makes it difficult to not make the same mistake in the future. Not only is it more difficult for players to count cards with multiple decks in use, but using multiple decks also increases the house edge slightly. Every other type of betting system besides flat betting is either a negative or positive progression. If you think the MIT blackjack team was a laid-back after-school club that enjoyed a good card game, you're wrong. Movies and TV shows often depict blackjack card counting as this glamorous activity that people can quickly learn, and use to win huge sums of money from casinos. Soft 18 A,7 doubles against dealer 2 through 6, and hits against 9 through Ace, otherwise stand.

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I as well only went to max bet I as well had a few blackjacks and the dealer had some blackjacks. You played 49 hands. I won 14 hands and lost I as well lost my double downs so that is why I was down so much money just on a short sample. I am nobody in the gambling the world and seen as a fool but under new supervision I have decided to put more research and depth into blackjack.

Now I have so much negative experience putting my money on the tables and watching it exchanged for plastic cheques. Seeing my pile grow from its existing and watching it dwindle upon consecutive losses. What I do have to offer is some data and thoughts to think about for anyone who choses to read my comment. You should read this: It becomes literally impossible for you to win if you play enough hands because of the law of large numbers.

Which is this http: I absolutely agree but at the same time you are not looking at the overall negative play on the game itself and how to use it to your advantage. I have won 7 hands out of I am of course down money and actually. I am as well at the mark of betting. Each of your bets have a Regardless of how you wager it. Your method would do just as well in roulette. Raising your bet or lowering it based on whether you win or lose is bullhonkey.

Hopefully Tum can have the new developers take a look. In the meantime, have you tried another browser? This sounds like a memory allocation issue, and another browser may behave differently.

My question is , when playing against 6 decks, with late surrender offered, dealer must stand on soft 17, what is your surrender strategy, including a pair of 8s. I made a mistake. I would have only posted one time and just played more hands but I was getting beaten so bad I thought I might run out of chips if I go through another down swing when a hot deck comes.

That spread is definitely sufficient to beat this game. I no longer have a copy of Blackjack Attack handy to look up the effect. If you want insurance, you put an insurance bet in its bet circle before you click on the continue arrow.

Since I sold the BlackjackInfo site in , I am not involved in the development of the new version of the trainer. Your best bet may be posting on the message forums, where your comments are more likely to be noticed. It used to tell me I should split a pair of 7s against a Every so often I see some ridiculous error in it.

We are actually looking to revamp the trainer at some stage in the future too so your feedback and suggestions are appreciated!

Wish you would modify the program to allow you to select a counting method from a few popular ones and them display the true count somewhere on the screen. I use KO while playing this and it would be helpful if I knew how accurate I was counting. Am I looking like I have an edge over the game or is this sample size too small to be meaningful? If so, you are doing very good. But it would be best to make a judgement after more hands have been played, such as 10K to 20K.

I stopped playing because once you start playing enough hands the program starts to get slow. Thank you for providing such a nice training game, it is very informative and a valuable training tool. I do find the screen difficult to see as the contrast seems to be on the weak side. Other than that one minor issue your game is excellent. Hi i have just started playing blackjack and i am doing fair your basic strategy game is a wonder.

I am new to this Blackjack world, but have played around the world. Right now I live in Germany so I have many casinos in many countries to play. The casinos in Europe they use the same basic rules though they are smaller compared to U.

Reminds me of the old days when people dressed up or like a James Bond movie, really cool to see. I forgot to mention I have noticed on a second hit it sends two cards not one, The game also freezes up and at times gets really slow after so many hands. I have enjoyed your Blackjack Trainer and I have learned enough to say it has helped me become a better player. You probably already know this, but as good as the Trainer is, it has a few fawls.

Such as when a high card appears just about every time like clockwork it equals This makes the Trainer seem to have somewhat unrealistic outcomes. I would like this because I was playing the App and stayed on 16 vs a dealer 10 in a high true count and it said my play was wrong. I think this would be a cool addition. Can someone post the correct basic strategy deviatons for a hard 10? Someone please correct me if I am wrong.

I noticed the trainer looked different and saw that it had been updated. No, you are likely being confused by the way it pays the bet and then rebets the same amount. I know that my question may be silly, but I am looking for simple methods to win, the casino give us a lot of possibilities and it confuses. The worst blackjack rule give more opportunities than other games. Which rules are best? Winning balance always goes the line of sinusoid.

Thought you should know. See notes from others as well. This new version has bugs. Playing 6D, H17, LS. I made sure the new site owners are aware of these comments.

So with Ace,7 vs a dealer 5, you would double. With 3,4,Ace you would stand, because doubling is not allowed after you hit. Same situation on the I-pad version and the I-Mac desktop version, inability to hit the second hand after splitting.. Sometimes when I split aces I only receive one card on the first ace and no card on the second ace. Just wondering if anyone else is getting errors such as these.

Now that the message boards are reopened, these kinds of questions will get faster and more accurate answers there. I too find the white border glaring and gives me a headache. Needs to be toned down or different color softer on the eyes.

Your trainer is the best out there that I have been using these past 30 years. It amazes me to see soo many players play by the seat of their pants having not a clue what they are doing. CVCX is a slightly less expensive option that handles many simulation questions.

While this improvement is small, every little bit helps. For a card counter, surrender is considerably more valuable for several reasons.

The amount of benefit surrender provides for a counter depends on almost everything that can change in the game, penetration, bet spread, etc. If you need an answer, get some software to check your specific conditions. See Blackjack Surrender Explained. What are they doing to this site? What happened to the original strategy page, where you selected the number of decks and dealer hits or stands on soft 17 etc.?

The Strategy Engine is still where it has been for years: I recommend posting this question on the newly re-opened blackjack forums to see if anyone can run a simulation for you with these conditions and betting strategy. In the short run, if you are lucky you will win. If you are unlucky you will lose. But you always have the best chance by playing correctly. Again, I am sure about my counting and the only thing would be a shallow penetration or software that does not use randomly a full deck of cards.

Or where am I wrong? You would only expect to reach the exact expected end count if you saw every card in the deck. The trainer mimics what you will see in a real casino, shuffling after the end of the hand where the 35th card is dealt in the single deck game. The deck s are normal, and randomly shuffled. Is that because of penetration or??? I really enjoy your practice platform.

I was wondering, can we play online and make money or should we avoid that and only play in casinos?

Card counting is not much of an option online, although the possibility does exist in the live-dealer games that a few places offer. The bonuses and promotions can also be profitable sometimes, but these days it is tough to get an actual positive play at online casinos. So it really depends on what you want from the game. All set now, and back to work.

Will you post something in this section when the new version is out? I want to wait and get the latest. In the mean time what book or video do you recommend on winning at blackjack?

I have only played about 5 times not counting cards at the casinos on the 21 plus 3 card tables and have had some decent luck, especially the 3 card bet and would like to learn a bit more about that betting too. Thanks for your practice game, it has been helpful. Things can certainly change quickly. BlackjackInfo has a new owner who took over this month.

I know the new team has some excellent resources available for blackjack trainer software. If you are referring to the other product on this page, Casino Verite is not involved in these changes, and the latest version is available as always at the provided Amazon links. Going to Vegas in Sept. I have basic strategy down. If you plan to count, you will need to look a lot harder to find decent regular shuffled games at that level. The first thing to check is make sure that blackjack pays 3: Check TI for some decent low-limit blackjack tables, or look downtown.

The rules are generally going to be 6 deck or 8 deck, dealer hits soft 17, no surrender. Yes, you are right that Flash is dying. My development of the new mobile-friendly HTML5 version has been stalled a bit while my family prepares to move this summer. And yes, I get about an equal number of complaints about the game being rigged to be too easy and too hard.

Ken, I just jumped on the trainer after a few months absence. Started reading the comments and noticed that you will be launching a revised version.

Any idea of the approximate launch date? Looking forward to the new version. Thanks again for a great strategy trainer! I will resume development in August, so I now expect a launch in the fall at the earliest. Assuming the same rules, BS, and betting pattern? If prior history is repeated, I will be inundated with emails asking why I made the game so much harder to beat, along with an equal number asking why I made it so much easier to beat! That would be called luck.

What algorithm is used for card shuffling? I think the trainer play along me. When is using late surrender with the dealer ace trainer first offers surrendering instead of insurance. And again I continue to win. May be there is a reason to imitate dealers shuffling, instead of mathematical random shuffling. You may be right about the surrender issue, although it is possible that the surrender may only work if the dealer does NOT have blackjack.

Is there an iOS app version of this trainer for my iPad? Please email your response. The new mobile-friendly version is coming along slowly. I now think early Summer is the target. Emailed also as requested. Suggestion for future versions of your Strategy Trainer; ties push, rather than dealer wins all ties….?

The current Strategy Trainer works just fine in this regard. Ties are a push. You are being confused by the way the bankroll is adjusted up when the bet is returned to your bankroll, and then down by the bet being made again.

If you happen to look at the wrong moment, you only see the second half of that transaction. It works as it should. Yes, you can play as many spots as you like at the table in Casino Verite. And you can choose to have other spots played by automated players if you like.

There is no download for the trainer here. The Wizard of Odds. Total dependent expected return table for an infinite deck 2a: Probabilities of dealer blackjack after peek 2b: Probabilities of dealer blackjack before peek 3a: Exceptions to single-deck S17 basic strategy 3b: Exceptions to double-deck S17 basic strategy 3c: Exceptions to single-deck H17 basic strategy 4: Blackjack standard deviation details 5: Infinite deck expected return by player hand and dealer upcard 6: Fine points of when to surrender 7: Effect of card removal 8: Analysis of blackjack side bets 9: Composition-dependent expected returns for 1 to 8 decks Never believe you're on a winning streak and never over-bet or make foolish plays.

Never play for extended periods of time without taking a break, getting a drink of water, eating a snack, or simply stretch your legs. Beware the "hot" and "cold" myth. Don't feel pressure to tip. You should only tip the dealer if you feel like tipping. Unless dealers are doing something dishonest -- and there are hundreds of cameras in the sky to make sure they're not -- they can't do anything that will affect your play. Five decks are plenty.

A 6- or 8- deck game is slightly more disadvantageous to a player 10ths of a percent but there's more potential for a player to be cheated in a handheld single-deck game although this rarely happens at reputable casinos. Unless you're counting, don't worry about the shuffle.

For a professional player, an automatic shuffler makes tracking specific packets of cards or specific cards through a shuffle theoretically impossible. Most handheld shuffles are not perfectly random and therefore can be beaten by simulating the shuffle on a computer and then devising a system to exploit their non-random nature.

All seats at the table are the same. Surprisingly, cards have no preference for particular seats.

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