Though there are technically only two ways to win in blackjack at sites such as Slots Baby – beat the dealer’s score or stay alive when he or she goes bust – you can increase your chances of success by following our five tips. So, without further ado, let’s get started.
Set limits Before You Play
Before you start a game of blackjack, work out how much money you can afford to spend (e.g., £25) and how much you would like to win (e.g., double your deposit). Then, make sure that your buy-in limits all your losses; in other words, your buy-in should be for the total amount you’re willing to spend (e.g., £25) and it cannot be increased during a game. Thus, when your deposit runs out, finish playing immediately. Meanwhile, even though setting an upper limit on your winnings may seem a little counterproductive, it’s an important step because it’ll stop you from losing all your winnings and also let you know when to stop playing.
Find a Suitable Blackjack Table
Once you’ve your financial plans sorted, find a suitable table (a table with regular rules that’s within your financial means). If you’re a high-roller, this shouldn’t be too much of a problem; however, if you’re working with a tight budget, you may have to shop around. Online casinos offer the best selection and even let you play free games or award you free cash, so have a look at the options available in a few of these (make sure they’re licensed casinos, though).
Stand on 12-16 when the Dealer has 2-6
Always stand (refuse to accept any more cards) in a game when your total is between 12 and 16 and the dealer’s up-card is between 2 and 6 as it’s likely that she or he will have to choose at least two more cards to arrive in the standing range (17 for a dealer in a regular game). And if the dealer has to draw a few more cards, there’s a good chance he or she will go bust.
Split Aces and 8s
Always split (separate) aces when they show up together. Why? Well, you’ve a much better chance of reaching 21 when they’re separated as there are four times more 10 cards (including picture cards) than any other cards in the deck. A pair of 8s should also be broken up as two of them gives you 16 – a score that’s not really ideal for standing (unless the dealer has 2-6) or hitting.
Double Down on 11 When the Dealer has 2-10
You can’t go bust by drawing a card on a hand of 11 and since there’s a decent chance you could get a higher score than the dealer with your next card, you should double down (double your betting stake).
Final Thoughts on ways to win Blackjack
Our five tips will give you more opportunities to win in blackjack. So, why don’t you start putting them into practice in a few free games online right now!