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Winning at Blackjack

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Summary

If done with a high level of precision, gambling can be a source of extra income; you simply need to be good at statistics. Once you strike the right balance, there is no doubt that casino gambling can be your gold mine. However, many players make the mistake of participating in a form of gambling without the knowledge of how it works. The end results can be disastrous so if you want to know more about online blackjack, let us explore this exciting game in more detail.
Blackjack is a lucrative form of gambling which unlike some games where you play against other players; here you play against the house or dealer. For some amateur gamblers, online blackjack is viewed as a game of sheer luck yet if you take the time to understand the rules of the game, the value of the cards and how you can statistically work out which cards will be dealt, your chances of mastering the game of blackjack can be very high.

Blackjack in Action
To get a basic understanding of blackjack, let us look at a simple example. When playing the game of blackjack, once you have placed your bet, the dealer will deal you two cards while the dealer also receives two cards of which only one is turned up. At this stage, you can then decide if you would like an additional card (Hit) or you can choose to remain with your existing cards (Stand). Other options include Split, Double Down or Insurance but for now we will focus on the basics.
So in this example, the dealer deals you a 4 and a 5 which gives you a total of 9 (4+5). The dealer’s face up card is a 6. In this case, we decide to Hit and we are given a King. Our total is now 19 (4+5+10) and we decide to Stand. The dealer is now required to draw cards and they must draw more cards to any total of 16 or less and must stand on any total of 17 or more. In this example, the dealer turns over their second card and reveals a Queen. The dealer’s total is now 16 (6+10) and in this case, the dealer must draw again. The third card is a Jack and so the dealer has Bust – that is, their card total has exceeded 21 (6+10+10=26). You will win the hand and will be paid out 1:1. That is, if you bet $100, you will receive your $100 bet back plus an additional $100.

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