I am very pleased and proud to announce the complete revision of **The GameMaster’s Blackjack School**. For those who aren’t familiar with my “school”, this is a series of 24 written lessons that can teach you how to play a winning game of Blackjack. **Here…we have gathered together the entire curriculum, expanded and refined the lessons and added additional resources**.

When the state of Missouri legalized casino gaming in 1994, I developed a course of instruction that would show people how to get an edge over the casino Blackjack games. This course, which was taught by me at my home, originally cost $400 and that included all of the training materials, four “classroom” sessions of about 2 hours each, which were spread out over a four-week period and one playing session where I went to a local casino with my graduates in order to assess their skills in the heat of battle, so to speak.

In 1995, I was one of the founders of **Rolling Good Times Online** (rgtonline.com), the Internet’s first gambling “E-zine” and that was when I began converting my course into a series of written lessons for presentation as a free, internet-based “school”. Until now those lessons have remained pretty much unchanged and have now been licensed to appear on more than 120 gambling related websites.

**In July of 1997 I opened our flagship web site The GameMaster Online**, from that day forward we have served the blackjack and gaming community with literally hundreds of articles on “getting the edge” on the casinos. I believe this school is the focal point of many of these efforts.

**Blackjack is a game of skill and this is where you can learn the skills it takes to beat the game.**

**The 24 lessons you see here will take you step-by-step through the process of learning how to play each hand properly, how to count cards, how and when to properly bet and literally hundreds of other “tricks of the trade”.** The course is long, but this is not something you have to learn overnight. Take your time, do what we say and you’ll soon be on your way to playing a winning game of Blackjack.

Start at Lesson 1 and go as far and as fast as you wish. The thrill of winning at casino Blackjack is literally at your fingertips.

Once you have completed this course, you may also want to read our online blackjack section for further information.

All material in the Blackjack School is Â© Copyright 2007 The GameMaster Online, Inc.

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77 Comments on "Blackjack School – A Free 24-Lesson Class on Card Counting"

This is the best article about BJ I’ve ever read. I’m sure this will be the start of BJ for me.

As you guessed, it has to do with the narrow screen available on phones. The site adapts to the screen width, and eliminates the list of lessons when the screen is too narrow. However, I just noticed that if you turn your phone sideways (landscape orientation), the list of lessons is available if you scroll down the page.

when you have face cards when should you split or should you

Its 6decks, DA2, DAS, No surrender, No re-split

Also i always take insurrance at TC>3

How do you make money without winning over 50% of hands? Blackjack pays 3:2. Doubles and splits. That’s it.

you wanna win dont gamble the house AlWAYS WINS

i make living playing bj read a book rookie

Dude most online black jack.is rigged to.be honest.

i want to print this out is there a way to print every lessons at once

There is not a combined print page, but each lesson individually will print nicely without the comments and sidebars.

There is also a book that contains these lessons and much more:

The (Darn Near) Complete Book of Winning at Blackjack

Ken smith hi again !i want to travel from greece to the usa to see the hot action in real.anywhere i can get informed from where to have an economy room to stay until in which casino to go and play.?also a general question is with 20.000 dollars bank roll what spread to u advice me to use to be invisible to the pit bosses and how much hours of session should i make?and what is the average profit an hour?thanks again for your time

See the mention of “N0” a couple of answers above. That’s the mathematical way of determining how many hands it takes to reach the long run.

Ok ken.thanks

U got exacly what i ment.thanks again for your precious advice/answer !

Thank you for the info. I see you calculated stand on 17. I only have the option of hit on soft 17. I can assume the risk of ruin and 100/h win rate will be even worse than the calculations above, correct?

And I claim I looked at your message before deciding! Oops, my mistake!

Here is a run for H17:

$10 to $120 spread:

75% pen, Win per 100 hands: $16, RoR: 32%

83% pen, Win per 100 hands: $22, RoR: 21%

$15 to $180 spread:

75% pen, Win per 100 hands: $24, RoR: 47%

83% pen, Win per 100 hands: $33, RoR: 36%

AND, I realize now that I posted NDAS numbers before.

I corrected the numbers in the S17 reply. They are now DAS as intended.

I re-read my post and wanted to clear up I am inquiring about “risk of ruin” with the RoR acronym.

Thanks,

Hi Chad,

~~I just don’t have time at the moment to run any sims for you. Check at blackjacktheforum.com.~~(Scratch that. Running sims now.)Thanks for the reply Ken, In your opinion is $8K bankroll sufficient for $15 tables?

Hi,

Is there a way to calculate your risk of ruin to include expenses? So for example, if my expenses account for 10% of the EV gained how do I incorporate this knowledge to calculate my true risk of ruin?

I’m trying to decide whether you can just use 90% of your EV for the calculation instead. I’ll have to think about that a bit.

Hello, I want to ask about the true count, after a round has been done, for example we have a +6 running count and 3 decks haven’t been played, the true count is +2 . But when we start a new round, where shoulld I start counting? From 0 again or continue the +6 running count that I have before? Thank you

very much

Maintain the running count until the dealer shuffles, carrying it forward from hand to hand. When the dealer shuffles, start over at zero.

In live casinos on line, one has the advantage of back counting (8 decks games).

the question is which is prefered, to back count and wait till the true count is high (say +3 or higher) and only then start betting, but then, you only play low number of hands per shoe. Or to play acroos the entire show, where you can play many more hands per shoe ?

Is blackjack dying, it’s hard to find a good game, h17, Csm and now way too many 6:5 games are casinos going to make blackjack a dinasor ?

I actually addressed exactly this in a recent blog post:

The State of Blackjack: Opportunity Amidst the Apocalypse?