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    Hit Me

    I'm headed to Las Vegas this weekend and I need to know if there are any strategies for blackjack, I love the game, but I love to win even more! Make me LUCKY!!! Maybe there will be something in it for you.....

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    Blackjack Strategy

    The main thing I always remember is that most likely the next card is a ten.

    Since 10, J, Q, and K are all a value of ten out of 52 cards

    16 are worth 10
    while only 4 are worth 1, 2, . . . and 11

    You can do fairly well with this strategy. For example if the dealer has a 3 showing you can assume he will have a 13. He will have to hit and most likely bust wth a 23.

    When the dealer has a 3 showing you play conservatively. There is no reason to hit if you may bust as long as someone at the table has better than 13 which will then force the dealer to hit.

    I have always had fun with this strategy.

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    21 Double down

    You should also always double down when you have an 11 showing.

    Example

    You have a 4 and a 7 and the dealer asks you if you want to hit. You then double your bet because it is likely that your next card will be a ten and you will hit 21.

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    ♠Blackjack Strategy and Odds - The Wizard of Odds

    great site with a table on when you should do what, check it out and it should help your odds a bit
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    Quote Originally Posted by Samwise View Post
    I'm headed to Las Vegas this weekend and I need to know if there are any strategies for blackjack, I love the game, but I love to win even more! Make me LUCKY!!! Maybe there will be something in it for you.....

    SamWise
    Google for "card counting", but the Casino will throw you out if they suspect
    you are a card counter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainBlack View Post
    Google for "card counting", but the Casino will throw you out if they suspect
    you are a card counter.

    RonL
    I agree. That's the one method over the years that anybody who takes home a long term profit follows. You never see a casino throw anybody out for any other strategy but that one. Except cheating.

    The best movie to ever watch to see how things really work is Casino.

    In the casino, the cardinal rule is to keep them playing and to keep them coming back. The longer they play, the more they lose, and in the end, we get it all. - Ace Rothstein

    I mean, what do you think we're doing out here in the middle of the desert? It's all this money.

    This is the end result of all the bright lights, and the comp trips, of all the champagne, and free hotel suites, and all the ****** and all the booze.

    It's all been arranged just for us to get your money.

    That's the truth about Las Vegas.

    We're the only winners. The players don't stand a chance.
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    There are many famous techniques

    You have the Uston technique and other similar ones where what you do is each passing card is assigned a value and the addition of those values dictates your playing style...but have you considered the fact that card counting is nearly impossible in modern day casinos due to the fact that they use multiple deck shoes with up to \bold{624} cards...if you can remember all the cards used I'd be impressed....plus most of the famous easily found techniques only account for up to 104 cards...my advice is follow an earlier posts suggestion about the probability of 10 being the next card
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    Hey mate, i'll let you know a "secret"


    10-Ace = -1
    7-9 = 0
    2-6 = +1

    You just add and subtract the cards when you see one, the dealers card and the other players on the table.

    So if the dealer has a 10 showing, you're "count" is -1, you have 2 and 6 showing, then the count would be: -1 +1 +1 = 1..

    By doing this you'll have a greater chance of beating the house, because if the count is like +10 you know that there will be mostly high cards left..

    If you need anymore explaining, just contact me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sofield View Post
    Hey mate, i'll let you know a "secret"


    10-Ace = -1
    7-9 = 0
    2-6 = +1

    You just add and subtract the cards when you see one, the dealers card and the other players on the table.

    So if the dealer has a 10 showing, you're "count" is -1, you have 2 and 6 showing, then the count would be: -1 +1 +1 = 1..

    By doing this you'll have a greater chance of beating the house, because if the count is like +10 you know that there will be mostly high cards left..

    If you need anymore explaining, just contact me.

    Cheers.
    Or just read the Wikipedia article.

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    if i where you i wouldnt start trying to learn how to count cards couse not becouse this is so hard since it is realy simpel infact how ever this does takes LOADS and i mean LOADS of practice you need allot ef experience and need to be constantly focussed on the table and then try to make the dealer not notice that youre being so focussed that you must be counting cards i think you should study the basic stratagy first knowing when to double when to split when to pas when to hit by doing this basic perfectly you can lower youre lost by 0.9% in a normal case youre chance is 1.4% by using this perfectly it will become a 0.5% wich doesnt look like much but infact for every dollar you lose now you would normaly lost 3dollars this sounds allot better now doesnt it

    and ofcourse have fun
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    Quote Originally Posted by 3tyson View Post
    if i where you i wouldnt start trying to learn how to count cards couse not becouse this is so hard since it is realy simpel infact how ever this does takes LOADS and i mean LOADS of practice you need allot ef experience and need to be constantly focussed on the table and then try to make the dealer not notice that youre being so focussed that you must be counting cards i think you should study the basic stratagy first knowing when to double when to split when to pas when to hit by doing this basic perfectly you can lower youre lost by 0.9% in a normal case youre chance is 1.4% by using this perfectly it will become a 0.5% wich doesnt look like much but infact for every dollar you lose now you would normaly lost 3dollars this sounds allot better now doesnt it

    and ofcourse have fun
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