Knowledge is power in gambling. The more you know about the games, the more successful you can be.
For a knowledgeable player, blackjack offers the best chance of leaving the casino as a winner. And, when you become an expert at the game, you can turn the tables on the casino, and get a real advantage on the game.
Originally created by Ken Smith, the goal of this site is to provide clear, accurate and transparent information to guide you in optimizing your blackjack play.
We have a variety of resources for all levels of play. See below :
Our most comprehensive resource, this is a complete guide consisting of 24 lessons starting from the very basics of understanding the rules to the nitty gritty details of advanced card counting.
The original creator of the Blackjack School, gaming professional and blackjack strategy author.
Many casinos offer a version of the game where a basic strategy player’s expected loss is only around 0.3%. By just choosing the right game and using a correct basic strategy, your results have already improved five-fold over a typical player!
A player who plays at this skill level can already “beat” the game if you consider the value of comps and freebies he can get.
Our Blackjack Strategy Engine allows you to generate charts based off different rule sets
Looking for something a bit more interactive? Our free basic strategy trainer is designed to coach you and provide advice when you make an incorrect decision
This has recently been updated to be more user friendly on mobiles although if you want to play the original version you have the option to do so too
If you want to beat the game in the long run for actual cash, that’s possible too. In fact, Blackjack is probably the easiest game in the casino where a knowledgeable player can get a mathematical edge over the game.
By learning to count cards, you can expect to win more money than you lose. You don’t have to be a genius to count cards… You just need to be willing to study, practice, and play with discipline.
Visit our blackjack school for a complete blackjack course which covers card counting extensively or visit our card counting resource.
A treasure trove of blackjack know-how, our forum has over decades of valuable information available for free.
Got a question? There are many industry experts that contribute to the community that can answer anything.
Unfortunately there's no way to card count when playing blackjack online, however if you are looking to just play for fun there are a few things you need to look out for.
We've decided to create a separate resource to address the questions you should be asking yourself before playing online which include:
If you are looking for physical strategy cards instead of using our strategy engine, the BlackjackInfo Store has wallet-size basic strategy cards, and an advanced strategy set that includes card counting indexes right on the card.
Our set of six strategy cards covers all the common rule variations.Blackjackinfo Store
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