Win with this perfect blackjack betting strategy
Betting systems promise big rewards, but only under specific scenarios or with certain bankrolls. Mr Blackjack is here to share the best strategy that works for any player.
Throughout this season, we’ve taught you the strategies to avoid. We’ve told you stories about crazy gambling strategies and stories about people that just love blackjack and don’t care about the money. So now, I'm going to tell you the best approach all blackjack players should take.
We’ve discussed how utilizing betting strategies that cap the downside will also cap the upside, like 212 progressive.
We've discussed how exponential betting strategies like Martingale are unrealistic for most players.
Other progressive systems, like 1326, rely on a very specific scenario to crop up in your blackjack game.
What we've learned is you can’t rely on betting alone to make you a winning player. You must make the right decisions at the right time, and that requires skill.
You must play the perfect strategy to make smart decisions based on your two cards and the dealer's up-card.
Combine that with Ace tracking and card counting, and that will dictate how and when you should vary your bet.
Do not rely solely on any one progressive betting strategy. Most professionals use multiple betting strategies that are a combination of every system.
If you are on a downswing, use the Manhattan 212. If the shoe is hot, why wait for four hands in a row to bet hard like 1326?
The perfect strategy is to be a well-rounded player and have every tool at your disposal when sitting down to play.
Combine that with the right mental fortitude, and you have the winning combination, and the math will be on your side in the long run.
What this lesson covers
- The best strategy to win at blackjack
- - Why betting systems don’t work
- Additional skills you need to win more
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.
- Are betting systems and basic strategy the same in blackjack?
A betting system is a set method you apply to your betting. Basic strategy is a set of rules you follow that tell you the best move to make in any scenario in blackjack.
- What is the best blackjack betting strategy?
The best betting system is to focus on perfecting basic strategy and card counting. This will help you influence the odds in blackjack and moments when you have the advantage in the game.
- Why is this the best betting strategy? There’s hardly any focus on bets!
Betting systems don’t take blackjack rules or the house edge into account. These have a greater influence on your odds of winning than a betting strategy.
- Is this the best betting strategy for online blackjack?
This approach works for all online blackjack games, including live dealer blackjack.
- Can I win at blackjack without card counting?
Betting systems might give you short-term boosts, but you need card counting if you want to see long-term results. Our lesson on how to win without card counting in season eight explains how this skill tells you when you have the advantage in blackjack, so you can increase your bets.
- How do pros play blackjack?
Blackjack experts focus on their EV and perfecting their strategy and counting skills so they can get the edge over the casino. This gives the best odds for long-term success in blackjack.
- What are the most profitable betting systems?
The betting systems that promise the most profit usually involve the most risk. Martingale and similar systems require a huge bankroll and large table limits that are out of reach to most players, so we do not recommend playing them.