BLACKJACK GAMBLING TIPS
FIND THE RIGHT TABLE
When you first walk into a casino you should walk around the Blackjack area,
observing all the tables. Which tables have players who have smiles on their
faces and chips in front of them? That's a good sign. What tables contain friendly
and talkative dealers? Do you prefer playing one and one against a dealer? Then
find yourself a dealer which is not currently dealing to anyone and then simply
ask them, "How are you treating people tonight?" You will find more
often than not, that a dealer will tell you if he/she has been hot or cold or
somewhere in between. Trust me, if a dealer tells you that they have been hot
you should avoid them.
DO NOT WORRY ABOUT THE DUMB PLAYERS
After you learn basic strategy you will find yourself cringing and possibly
getting angry whenever you are on a table where someone splits their 10s or
makes some other basic strategy mistake. Don't worry about it. Seriously. Sometimes
a fellow player will not hit his 16 against a dealers 10 and you wind up losing
on your hand because of it. Other times that same mistake will work in your
NEVER BE AFRAID
Never, ever be afraid to take your hits. You have hit your hard 16s two times
in a row and lost against a dealers up card of 10? So what? Next time you get
a hard 16 against a 10, hit it again. Basic strategy works in the long run.
Do not ever abandon it. I often see people afraid to take their hits. They lose
in the long run.
TIP THE DEALER WHEN YOU ARE WINNING
Besides being a common courtesy, tipping a dealer that is dealing you winning
hands can actually help you. Tipping can turn your dealer into an ally who is
willing to help you. Help how? Lets say you are distracted and motion for a
hit which you really don't want. A dealer who is on your side will always hesitate
and ask you if you really want that hit. Other times a dealer may see their
DO NOT CONTINUE PLAYING AT A TABLE YOU'RE LOSING AT
This is just common sense, but many players, when confronted with a losing
table, continue to play there, thinking their luck will change. Don't do it.
Some dealers are simply hot and they will continue to be so. Don't let them
take your money. Get up and move to another table.
DO NOT MAKE SIDE BETS
Some tables you may play on will have available side bets. One such side bet
is to gamble on whether your first two cards will total 10 or more. Side bets
are always created and used by casinos because they are sucker bets which will
make the casino money. Don't be suckered into doing this.