How to Win at Blackjack Every Time
If you want to win at blackjack, you need to set realistic goals for yourself. Learn how to set responsible expectations for your gameplay with Mr Blackjack.
- The first thing that players have to understand is that blackjack is a marathon and not a sprint. Lesson two-- how to win at blackjack every time.
If you go out with the goal of winning every time, you may be surprised that in reality, it'll never happen. No matter what Hollywood movies will tell you, you can find ways to put all the odds on your side in order to win more.
The best sports gamblers and players in the world will tell you that you will only have to win slightly more often than you lose. For example, if you count up all the bets you make-- say, for every single $10, $50, or $200 bet you make every night over a year-- and if that number adds up to $2 million-- if you win 10% more often than you lose, you will profit $200,000 that year.
$2 million sounds high, I understand that. But if you go play with $100 and bet $10 per hand and you play for three hours at forty hands per hour, that's $1,200 in bets for the night. It adds up quick.
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What this lesson covers
- How to manage your bankroll smartly
- Setting realistic goals in blackjack
- Responsible strategies for winning at blackjack
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.
- Is it possible to win every hand in blackjack?
It’s possible, but statistically improbable, especially when you consider the probability of winning a hand in blackjack is 42.2% for players.
- Is it better to play one or two hands in blackjack?
There are certain occasions when betting on two hands is more beneficial. If you’re card counting, playing two hands when the count is high can increase your payouts then single hands. Depending on your minimum bet size, you can reduce the risk and variance by splitting it between two hands.
- Why are there so many streaks in blackjack?
When multiple decks are in play, there are moments when cards of similar values get shuffled together. This can cause cold streaks or hot streaks for players, as high-value cards give them more chances to win at blackjack, and hands containing bust cards are more likely to make you bust.
- What is ‘risk of ruin’ in blackjack?
‘Risk of ruin’ refers to the mathematical chance of you losing your bankroll in blackjack. The number of hands you play per hour and your bet spread contribute towards this calculation.
- Can you win a lot of money in blackjack?
Blackjack doesn’t have the huge jackpots of slot games, but it has one of the lowest house edges of any casino game. When combined with basic strategy, card counting, and bankroll management, you can become an advantage player and win a sizeable amount of money in blackjack.
- Do casinos give you free money for blackjack?
Brick-and-mortar casinos will usually hand out perks like free drink or dinners to encourage you to stay and play more. Online casinos hand out bonuses more often, but these vary between small no deposit codes and four-digit welcome promotions for new players. Bear in mind, terms and conditions around deposits and wagering requirements come with these perks.
- Will a betting system help me win every blackjack session?
As explained in season five on ‘Betting Systems 101’ in Blackjack Academy, these strategies can give you short-term results, but they do come with caveats. Some systems, like Martingale, require huge bankrolls and tables with high limits. Others, like 1326, rely on specific scenarios in blackjack.