|What makes Blackjack such a popular casino
Wed like to think its because
casino newbies feel like its the easiest table game to pick up and play.
Unfortunately, what they dont realize is although the gist of the game is simple, its
not a simple game to master; and they unknowingly make some fairly ugly errors in judgment
at live and online casinos.
What are the worst mistakes a Blackjack player can make? To
ensure you dont make any bad Blackjack blunders we give you the top five.
Not Doubling Down on 11
Youll never see any sober Blackjack vet make this mistake. Newbies sometime avoid
doubling down on 11 because they dont want to risk the extra money, but what they
fail to realize is this is probably the worst time to avoid risking more cash. Every
Blackjack strategy chart says you should double down in this situation regardless of what
the dealer is showing.
This is one of the rare opportunities where you will win
extra money a good portion of the time. Dont let it pass you by.
Playing Third Base without Knowing the
What a lot of new Blackjack players fail to realize is that there are certain positions at
live tables that can affect the rest. And the position that has the most influence is the
last player dealt, aka third base. If the third baseman is not playing
properly, many times he could steal the dealers bust card or somehow
negatively affect the outcome of the game.
If youre still learning and want to stay on everyones
good side, we suggest trying first base - the position thats dealt
first. What the first baseman does from this position affects the rest of the table the
Not Splitting Those 8s or Aces!
Learning the game of Blackjack is fairly easy. However, once a player gets down the basics
they need to nail down the games optimal strategies. One rule that might go
unnoticed without practice is when to split your cards. The most obvious time
that new players should do it is when they have a pair of 8s or Aces. Having an 8 or an
Ace alone is a great place to start a Blackjack hand, having a pair of each, not so much.
Thats why strategy says to always split those cards up.
Getting Drunk at the Table
This ones a bit of a no-brainer. Unless your strategy is to actually get drunk and
not make money, players should never get hammered at a Blackjack table. Were not
saying you cant have a drink or two, but if you want to make some serious cash you
cant be seeing a pair of aces when you only have one. Also we doubt other players at
the table appreciate having to deal with your slurred speech and stories that go nowhere.
If you really want to get drunk while you play we suggest
drinking while playing slots. At least there all youre doing is pushing a button.
Not Tipping the Dealer
Although they deal with plenty of cash all day, Blackjack dealers dont make much of
an hourly rate. Like bartenders and waitresses most of their money is made by tips. So
please, dont be a cheapskate, throw them a fin every once in while (more if you have
deep pockets). Youll avoid dirty looks from the dealer and other players if you do