How to Win Without Card Counting
Card counting may be essential for blackjack pros, but are there other ways you can beat the casino? Mr Blackjack shares his simple tips to help you win more.
[MUSIC PLAYING] - We can all agree that card counting and card tracking is not easy. Lesson one, how to win without card counting. If you decide to take your game to the table with the goal of winning, here are a few tips that you can utilize to make you win more at blackjack without card counting.
Recognize when the expected value is favorable. And find a way to put as much money into the current hand as possible, whether it's to double or split when it's in your best interest to do so. Play perfect basic strategy using the strategy chart from onlinegambling.com.
Basic strategy uses probability to tell you the best move you can make on any hand. The charts are easy to use. And you will see an improvement straight away if you're one of those players that relies on hunches.
Make sure you take into account money management and not bet more than 5% to 10% of your current bankroll in front of you. This will help your money stretch farther and stop you from tilting when the pressure is on at the table. Stay away from the side bets as the odds are stacked against you. The house edge on these wagers are very high. So only players who know the odds and probability of these wagers inside out should attempt these.
Look for tables that offer 3 to 2 blackjack. Some casinos will try to offer you 6 to 5 payouts for no other reason than to give you less money for the same game play. Don't waste your time and money playing with these casinos. Choose tables that give you 3 to 2 payouts on blackjack.
Stay away from blackjack game variants, like free bet and blackjack switch. They are fun to play. But the rules are skewed heavily in the Casino's favor.
If you truly want to get into blackjack and commit to becoming an expert, you will have to learn how to card count at some point to bring your game to the next level. Drop us a comment. And tell us how these tips worked out for you or if you have any suggestions of your own.
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What this lesson covers
- How to maximize your winnings
- Casino tricks to avoid
- How to be a smarter blackjack player
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.
- Can you win at blackjack without card counting?
You can enjoy short-term success in blackjack without card counting. If you want to make money long-term though, then you need card counting in blackjack to help you maximize your advantage.
- How do you make money without counting cards in blackjack?
Shuffle tracking is a technique some players promote as an alternative to card counting to make money in blackjack. You track how cards enter the discard tray and are shuffled so you know when cards will appear in the next round. Shuffle tracking takes as much practice as card counting though, and does not work on continuous shuffling machines.
- Do you always win when card counting?
Card counting can help you play smarter, but it doesn’t guarantee you always win. You might have a cold streak, or the casino might add table rules that reduce your odds of winning. However card counting will always give you a better chance of winning in the long run.
- How do professional blackjack players manage their money?
Blackjack pros manage their gameplay and bankroll like a business. They set short-term and long-term goals to grow their bankroll, and set strict limits on how much money they bring to the table. Lesson seven, ‘How to Grow Your Bankroll in Blackjack’ of Blackjack Academy covers the basics every serious player should learn.
- What are your odds of making money in blackjack?
Your probability of winning a game of blackjack is 42.2%. However your blackjack odds can fluctuate depending on the casino’s table rules, the blackjack variant you’re playing, and more.
- Is blackjack in the casino’s favor?
Casinos have the advantage in blackjack, but it has one of the lowest advantages out of all casino games. Our blackjack odds guide covers which games have the best and worst odds for players.
- How do you cheat at blackjack?
Marking the cards, peeking at the dealer’s hole card, and using apps to help you count are all common cheating techniques in blackjack. We do not recommend you cheat in blackjack though, as casinos are aware of all these methods. Cheating is also a crime and the casino may charge you if you are caught.