Blackjack

  • The Current State of the Law for Online Blackjack in North America & Beyond

    Lars Jones   |    August 30, 2018

    Some movement has occured in online gambling laws in North America over the last year. A lot has also been happening in Europe recently. One of the latest developments was the announcement that virtual gaming platforms will be fully legal in Belarus beginning April 1, 2019. This followed a Presidential Decree signed on August 7.[…]

  • Unusual Circumstances & Break-in Dealers

    Tum   |    July 11, 2018

    Your bet is not lost until the dealer picks it up. If the dealer errs in your favor, keep the money. Never cheat, but never give money to the dealer. Of course, if the dealer makes an error in the casino’s favor, speak up and get it corrected. Look for gifts. The dealer is not supposed to show you either the card on the bottom of the pack or the burned card (i.e. the card turned under). […]

  • Can you teach yourself blackjack and win?

    Lars Jones   |    April 23, 2018

    We all come to the tables by different paths. While I’m not a hardcore blackjack player, I do enjoy the game and usually dedicate about 20% of my bankroll to it. I’ll try to lay out some of the pitfalls I faced in learning and coming to love the game. Beginning or novice players might […]

  • 4,000 Miles in Search of an Advantage — Part Two

    J. G. Araby   |    November 21, 2017

    Early on in my career I struggled to find a balance between work and play. My only respite was the summer air as I sped across the freeway en-route to the next casino.  I spent my leisure time journeying from table to table.  There was no time for sight-seeing, no time for exploration, no time […]

  • Medellin, a Blackjack Paradise

    Meistro   |    November 19, 2017

    Meistro has been a regular contributor on the BJI forum for many years. If you would like to ask him a question you can leave a comment below or on the forum Nestled in the Andes, Medellin is a magnificently temperate city highlighted by a gorgeous backdrop of mountains. With great food, cheap transportation, inexpensive […]

  • Playing Blackjack in Cancun

    Meistro   |    October 15, 2017

    Meistro has been a regular contributor on the BJI forum for many years. If you would like to ask him a question you can leave a comment below or on the forum Though my first introduction to gambling was at the poker table, I began playing blackjack seriously six or seven years. With the help […]

  • Your Play is No Longer Welcome Here

    J. G. Araby   |    October 5, 2017

    As I stated in a previous article, you can’t be kicked out of a casino in Missouri for counting cards. You can only be counter measured. However, let’s talk about what would happen if you were in a less advantage-player friendly state—the dreaded back-off. When I tell people about being kicked out of a casino […]

  • 4,000 Miles in Search of an Advantage — Part One

    J. G. Araby   |    September 10, 2017

    “What do you do for a living?” It’s a simple and direct question for most, but it’s one that I often have trouble responding to accurately. I rarely tell people that I’m a professional gambler or an advantage player. It’s easier to say that I travel for work and move the subject elsewhere. It’s a […]

  • Should You Take Partial Insurance?

    Tum   |    February 27, 2017

    Article by Mike Anderson I have clarified some things from the original posting, mainly that there are benefits to taking partial insurance although it’s not the optimal EV play. In the game of black when the dealer has an Ace showing you have the options of placing an additional side bet of called the insurance […]

  • What are the Odds of Losing 6 Hands in a Row?

    Ken Smith   |    February 18, 2016

    What is the probability of a losing streak of a particular length in blackjack? I’m glad you asked. Well, actually, I’m not. You should read this…