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 […]
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…
Ken Smith | September 15, 2015
Fewer Decks are Better. Do You Know Why? When it comes to the number of decks in a blackjack game, the fewer the better. Most players have heard this fact somewhere along the line, but many of them don’t know why fewer is better. I often get this question by email, where players will note […]
Ken Smith | November 9, 2013
Some players are making a big mistake when playing 6:5 blackjack games, by doubling down on blackjack. After reading this article, you will know why this is a costly move.
Ken Smith | October 10, 2013
Why does the Strategy Engine show seemingly conflicting advice on how to play a blackjack hand of 16 against a dealer Ten? All is explained in this post.
Many casinos are offering 6:5 blackjack games on their floors, hoping that players won’t understand the cost of these games. This summary shows that you should walk past those games, even if it means playing at higher minimum bets.
Ken Smith | July 10, 2013
Ken Smith looks at the tempting idea of splitting tens against weak dealer cards in blackjack. If you’re tempted, you should read this first.
Ken Smith | July 7, 2013
Learn how and when to surrender your hand in blackjack, and see the difference between early and late surrender.