Blackjack Rules & Gameplay
Blackjack Side Bets
How to Win More
About Blackjack Academy
Blackjack Academy is a free online video series that covers the essentials of becoming a blackjack expert. Taught by world-class professional blackjack player Mathieu Blake (aka Mr Blackjack), the course takes you from beginner to blackjack pro across eight seasons.
Each season contains 8-10 micro-lessons that you can play on any device, at any time. Whether you want to learn on the go or with our community of players, Blackjack Academy will help you get the edge.
- Taught by a blackjack pro
- Practice with supporting guides, free games, and live-streaming events
- Adapt the course to suit you
Meet Mr Blackjack
With a career spanning two decades, Mathieu Blake knows his way around a blackjack table. He’s taught and entertained over 100,000 subscribers on his YouTube channel NeverSplit10’s. In this series he’ll take you through basic strategy, card counting, and bankroll management. Take a seat with Mr Blackjack and become a winning player.
What you'll learn
- Blackjack Rules & Gameplay: Understand the aim, essential rules, moves, and bets in 21.
- Basic Strategy: Elevate your blackjack skills with these tactics and charts.
- Bankroll Management: Make your bankroll work harder with these tips and strategies.
- Blackjack Side Bets: Find out how these tricky wagers work in blackjack.
- Betting Strategies: Learn the basics and find the best one for your gameplay style.
- Card Counting: Identify when you have the advantage in the game by tracking the deck.
- Blackjack Variants: Mr Blackjack breaks down popular blackjack games to help you find the best.
- How to Win More: Play smarter blackjack with our simple tricks and tips.
- How does Blackjack Academy work? What’s included?
Blackjack Academy contains 70 video lessons across eight seasons, structured from beginner to advanced levels, and all abilities. There are additional in-depth guides, free games, and helpful tools so you can practice what you learn and increase in confidence. The topics increase in complexity each season, which helps you see your progression into a blackjack expert.
- Is it really free?
Yes, it’s completely free. We want our community of players to make smarter decisions when playing casino games online.
- Who will benefit from Blackjack Academy?
Anyone — whether you’ve never sat in a blackjack game in your life or are a seasoned player. Blackjack Academy focuses on giving all players solid foundations to play blackjack smarter.
- What will I learn?
The Academy covers everything you need to become a smart blackjack player and get the edge over the casino. The course covers rules and gameplay, basic strategy, bankroll management, side bets, betting strategies, card counting, and different types of blackjack games. There are also videos with basic advice to help you win more at blackjack straightaway.
- Which classes are right for me?
Beginners will find season one helpful for learning how to play blackjack. Seasons 2-4 cover topics to take your blackjack skills to the next level: side bets, basic strategy, and bankroll management. Advanced players will find seasons 6-7 helpful for learning complex skills like card counting and betting strategies. Season eight covers common errors and casino tricks to avoid that all players will find useful.
- How can I get the most out of this course?
We recommend watching the videos, and then practicing what you’ve learned in our Free Blackjack arcade. If you want more in-depth information about the topics you’ve learned, we would suggest exploring our blackjack hub.
- How can I know whether I’m improving?
The seasons are assigned levels by ability: beginner, intermediate, advanced, and all levels. As you watch the videos and practice your skills, you should progress onto more difficult lessons.