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Blackjack Power Play Tips

Blackjack: Power Play Tips
by Wilson of Predictem.com

Here are more tips that will help you knock out the online casinos! Remember the movie Vegas Vacation when Chevy Chase (Clark) loses all of his money playing blackjack at The Mirage? If you don't, it's a great example of what not to do. Don't let the dealers and casinos get the best of you! Let's take a look at more tips that will surely bring you closer to that casino knock out!

Play fearless! Do not be intimidated by anyone at the table. I see players crash at the tables because they are too worried about what the other players are thinking. Remember, it's you versus the dealer! That's it.

Never take Insurance. This bet is usually a sucker bet. Basically, insurance is a side bet that the dealer has a blackjack. Insurance is almost always a donation to the casino bank. Now, if you are a card counter then insurance will be an option at times but that is another article in itself.

Money management is a must! Most blackjack players are purely recreational and often lack strict money management discipline. If you plan on spending more than five minutes at a blackjack table it's a good idea to have a plan.


If the dealer has a 7 or higher showing, hit until you have at least a 17.

Always use The Basic Strategy. If you play by the strategy over time you will win more than you would by betting sporadically.

Never play head to head with a dealer.

Hit a 12 if the dealer has a 2 or 3. Only the ten will bust your 12, but your odds are good in this situation.

Double down on 11 every time!

Some will argue against this strategy but it's a power play!

Ask for change throughout the session. Trust me; casinos will do anything to color you up. They know players will likely bet the higher denomination chips rather than change them out.

Watch the dealer closely! Dealers are human too, and they can make mistakes. If you believe that a dealer has short changed you or worse- not paid you for a win then you need to speak up. The dealer will usually stop the game after the current action and then call the pit boss over to make a ruling. In some cases the floor manager will get involved.

Be polite. It never hurts to be nice as most people respond well to politeness.

A powerful blackjack player is normally the quietest player at the table. The solid blackjack player has a lot of decisions to make, a lot of observations to make, and must maintain a positive, polite attitude. If you make an effort to incorporate at least a few tips into your game it will undoubtedly drive you to another level. Remember, gambling is always a risky adventure, but those who prepare and practice sound strategies will usually benefit. Luck to ya.

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Interesting Facts

Did you know... that the chances (probability) of being dealt a blackjack is .024%, which equates to one BJ approximately every 42 hands dealt?