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How to win at blackjack (21) with gambling expert Michael "Wizard of Odds" Shackleford

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Steve Bourie, author of the American Casino Guide, interviews Michael "Wizard of Odds" Shackleford about blackjack. Mike answers some of the most common questions that players have about the game, plus he gives tips on how players can choose the best games, use the proper strategies and take advantage of the casino comping system. Get Over $600 in casino chips and 500 slot machine spins FREE - https://www.americancasinoguide.com/no-deposit-bonus-codes.html Get more than 200 casino coupons and save more than $1,000 - http://www.americancasinoguide.com/order-now.html . SUBSCRIBE for more videos: http://bit.ly/1G4l0xv Tips on Blackjack: http://y2u.be/5ki_92QrqfI Tips on Slot Machines: http://y2u.be/7Wkubf1PrWg Tips on Craps: http://y2u.be/7daSiVupvmY Tips on Video Poker: http://y2u.be/gLYQ3ZIowPA Read more on the Ultimate blackjack guide by Henry Tamburin : http://blog.888casino.com/casino-guides/blackjack
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THEBULL (1 day ago)
The thing I was surprised to find out and he didn't talk about here is that the dealer is expected to bust (any player hitting on 16 or less) about 28% of the time. If you bust first you lose even if the dealer busts too. On some of those medium hands give the dealer a chance to bust. Other than that, doubling down is not always a good play, I play on a simulator and can't count the number of times on 10 or 11 i double down and get a 2. Unless you're ahead and can afford losing double, or unless you're behind and want to take a chance to catch up without increasing your initial bet, just hit as you normally would, if you win great, if you get a 2, you can hit again to get as close to 21 as possible. Also you aren't going to win every hand, impossible, you aren't going to lose every hand, impossible. Sometimes your fate is sealed before the cards are even dealt, you're going to lose no matter what you do, or you're going to win no matter what you do. So while "playing the math" seems like a good idea all the time, I advise playing feel, if you're at 15 and think a 10 is next, just stand no matter what the dealer is showing, if you think a 6 or under is next, go ahead and hit, if the dealer is showing 6 or lower, maybe decide to let the dealer bust instead of potentially you. Giving dealer chance to bust, possible win, you bust, no chance to win.
Gary Lu Productions (6 hours ago)
That’s not a mathematically proven strategy. It will lose in the long run.
Brandon Sharp (5 days ago)
Is no one going to talk about how the dealer took a pushing hand at 0803. lol
Super Duper (6 days ago)
There's a way to win & not get kicked out. Learn how to count cards drunk. They will never know.
shantor100 (17 days ago)
bring a lot of money and try to make a little
medexamtoolsdotcom (23 days ago)
The title of this video SHOULD be "how to win slightly less at blackjack".
Finlay Gilbert (19 days ago)
no it shouldn't
OverLord (1 month ago)
Unbelievaboat is gonna see whos boss
askyamomboutme (21 days ago)
🤣
American Muscle (1 month ago)
There are two ways to win at black jack. Count cards or never play. If you count cards they will throw you out. You have better odds in the stock market.
Kiley Fox (20 days ago)
I've made more cash playing blackjack than the market.
medexamtoolsdotcom (23 days ago)
Not really. It depends on how long you play. You actually have to play a long time before they throw you out usually, at least if you don't overplay it and walk out on the shoe when it swings negative. Sit there and take your punishment when the count swings negative.
Arrad (1 month ago)
What if you have 20, dealer is showing an ace, if you take insurance, you either get your bet back, lose half your bet (insurance, in the very rare chance the dealer pulls a 9), or win half your expected winnings
medexamtoolsdotcom (23 days ago)
The hand you have is IRRELEVANT. If you take insurance, whatever you bet on the insurance bet, is simply a bet on whether the dealer's hole card is a 10 or not. It would be the same even if it was offered if the dealer's top card was not an ace. It's just a "10-under" sidebet that is only available when the dealer's top card happens to be an ace.
Joseph Kegler (1 month ago)
Stay
Gary Lu Productions (1 month ago)
Unless if you are counting cards, absolutely never take insurance. Insurance is actually worse if you have 20 because since you have 2 10 cards, the odds that the dealer’s hole card is a 10 is lower. Also, do not overestimate the probability of winning with 20. If take the insurance and you either lose or draw, you are down more money than you could have.
switbird24 love (1 month ago)
I used to work at Casino as Cashier, sometimes l used to tell pple wen l cash them big winnings to go home but none listens 😂😂 l remember they used to say l want to Win More More Dumb enough they End up loose all the Money..... In casino wen you win just Hit the door😉
Harvey H (18 days ago)
I never had a cashier tell me what to do with my money. i"m not sure if that's a good thing or not. When I see the cashier, i'm usually done for the day. I like it when I see the cashier when I'm done for the day; rather than walking away from the table empty handed.
Arrad (1 month ago)
Yves YGB unfortunately I didn’t listen to myself and the anxiety and pressure got to me, went all in. Traded around nearly 1500 in an hour but won back all my money, made very stupid decisions but somehow got the better end
Yves YGB (1 month ago)
You are correct if you win often it is good to set a limit amount $$$ and if you have feeling that is good night. Then go HOME , the Casino will be there tomorrow. They are open 7 days in a week 24hrs. RULE #1 NEVER BET ALL IN.
Randy H (1 month ago)
do you know any people with the discipline to make steady profit over time? (ie knowing when to leave, knowing when to press, etc.) or does literally everyone end up losing?
jonathan bell (1 month ago)
The title is how to win at blackjack, so why do you keep talking about breaking even?
Antonio Osborne (1 month ago)
Just learning blackjack. Your video is definitely helping. Thanks and good luck
Jesse Parsh (1 month ago)
Thank you for pointing out that other players don’t affect your hands. I’m a craps player so I rarely play BJ but when I do I hear dumbass degenerates crying if someone makes a bad move. I explain to them that it doesn’t matter what anyone else does but they shrug it off.
nick 56 (1 month ago)
that kinda stuff happens often lol but I agree you are there to win for yourself not others
Gary Lu Productions (1 month ago)
Robo-Nut Basing your arguments just from one incident? SMH
Robo-Nut (1 month ago)
two of us at a table today. him 18, me 10, dealer showing a 6.... him hits gets and 8... me hit 5 hit 7 ... you telling me if he wasnt dumb i we both would have one
Shawn Vrolijk (1 month ago)
its thankful
TonesTheGeek (2 months ago)
I love how the majority of footage shows the player getting their ass kicked. Meaning none of this information guarantees an advantage, it still comes down to luck, if the dealer fails to bust or gets nothing less than a 20 for thirty hands in a row (and yes, I've actually seen it) that's just how it's gonna go.
Dystopic (2 months ago)
8:03 what?? The guy that doubled and got 21 lost his money to the dealer which also got 21? Shouldn't it be a push?
medexamtoolsdotcom (23 days ago)
+americancasinoguide I was in a casino (the lucky 21 in Woodland WA) once (12-24-2014) and after a bad day (lost 600 dollars) the pit boss said that they accidentally paid me on a push on a 25 dollar bet 15 minutes earlier. They insisted I give them the money back and assured me that if it had been the other way around, that they would have found their mistake and given me the money. So you're saying I should have refused to give them the money then? On the plus side, I milked that casino over the next year and went from -600 at that point to +3200 and got about 60 free meals on (900 dollars worth of mealcomps) before they banned me, so I'd say I got my revenge and it's a good thing I didn't say suck my dick to them on that day so I don't actually regret not refusing on retrospect. :) That casino is very generous with their mealcomps, but they make a LOT of promises they don't keep. They kept giving me promotions like once they gave me a coupon for a free 15 dollar match play if I returned the next day, and then I came back the next day and they'd not honor it. I'd rather that they be honest than generous though, so I have no regret about taking them to the cleaners.
americancasinoguide (1 month ago)
No. I explained that mistakes can happen and if you don't catch the mistake at the time it takes place then you will lose your money.
TonesTheGeek (1 month ago)
+americancasinoguide So your response to your son being robbed is that he should know better?
americancasinoguide (2 months ago)
You are correct and this was discussed previously with another poster. We noticed that mistake ourselves after the video had been posted. That was my son playing that hand and at that time he was a novice blackjack player. I explained to him that, ultimately, it is his responsibility to make sure that he gets paid when he wins, or that his bet doesn't get taken if it's a push. Dealers do sometimes make mistakes and the player has to point out the error or their bet could be taken, or not paid.
GalactiNaut (2 months ago)
Please somebody calculate the house edge on the "never bust" strategy.
Gary Lu Productions (2 months ago)
GalactiNaut Michael Shackleford did on his Wizard of Odds website. You actually can too if you run it through a simulation. It is about 4% which is about six times the house edge of six deck basic strategy.
Ja Na (2 months ago)
you want to win in blackjack? There is only one way and it is very simple. Do not gamble!!!
Erik Larson (17 days ago)
WE ARE ALL HERE TO GAMBLE AND LEARN HOW TO GET GOOD, NO ONE IN HERE WANTS TO HERE YOUR STUPID SPIEL ABOUT HOW YOU WONT WIN, THANKS FOR COMING TO MY TED TALK
medexamtoolsdotcom (23 days ago)
Or to not have been born a retard like you. Counting cards absolutely works.
That_Dop3_One (1 month ago)
Ja Na lol
Jesse Parsh (1 month ago)
There’s always some dumbasses like you who’s on a gambling video saying not to gamble.
Randy Lahey (2 months ago)
Ja Na lmfao but gambling is fun
Joshua Saltzman (2 months ago)
Since card counting is relative to the cards left in the shoe, wouldn't it then be slightly advantageous to sit at the end of the table so you can see what comes up first, and factor them into your equation? I guess it could hurt just as much as help, but you don't know if they will shuffle before a hand but you DO know what came up that round?
medexamtoolsdotcom (23 days ago)
You are correct.... HOWEVER, 90% of the advantage of counting cards comes from varying your bet size, and you must decide on your bet amount before anyone at the table gets cards. But you are in fact correct, there is a TINY advantage to being the last one at the table to get cards if you are following a composition-dependent strategy, for instance whether you are not certain whether to hit or stand on a 16 against a 10 until you see all the cards all the other players receive, and if the first 3 or 4 players receive a bunch of low cards, you would be more inclined to STAND, while if they receive a lot of high cards, you would be more likely to decide to hit.
Dystopic (2 months ago)
+americancasinoguide I thought the first few players' decision could slightly affect the cards in the deck. Such as if they split
Jonathan Nation (2 months ago)
There’s a theory of 1st & 3rd base strategy.
americancasinoguide (2 months ago)
No because you make your bet before any cards are dealt. There are a few plays that could change based on what cards have been dealt but the cards dealt on one hand likely wouldn't change the true count enough for this to matter unless you are on a single deck or double deck game. So on one of those games, maybe but on a shoe game more than likely not.
sd2go (2 months ago)
WTF? One hand player doubled and got 21. Dealer pulled 5-8-8 and got 21 but took players money
4crazy kids (2 months ago)
Flooooor
joe stephens (2 months ago)
This guys on point. Basically saying you will lose long term unless you count the cards.
Jonny An (3 months ago)
You want to win? Then don’t do gamble, that’s winning.
Henry Chinaski (3 days ago)
That's loser talk.
Kalem St.Louis (2 months ago)
Jonny An just turned 18, played 5 hands of poker and won $400 and left. I’d say I’m a winner
Logan Naslund (2 months ago)
But im sitting in my complimentary hotel room at around 12 at night thinking how I wanna go down and hit a blackjack table u can’t stop me boss ;)
Ara Ara (2 months ago)
+Brett Abbott kinda,its like half full or half empty thing
Brett Abbott (2 months ago)
That doesn't even make sense
Kwan Holloway (3 months ago)
Now this is for anyone who understands the rules of black jack. If I'm playing electronic black jack and I as the player and the dealer have our own individual decks to draw from, would you still consider the game as a single deck strategy? I'm dealt cards from my own shoe and the dealer draws their cards from their own shoe. I would still use single deck basic strategy right? I'm asking specifically about the deck scenario. No other rules need to be known...
Princess Harumi (2 months ago)
That is how I feel and I would consider it single-deck, but I'd check the win and cash ratio before I start, also what the dealer considers the situation you explained, and if they offer that
Bunny dream (3 months ago)
Thanks for saving my ass in my math project
Dark Heart Symphony (3 months ago)
i could have sworn he said " Dont buy any books for Gambling " in the beginning
binaryboy (2 months ago)
He said don't buy books on betting systems. That's different from playing strategies.
Evan 208 (3 months ago)
So why would a dealer stand on 18 if the player has 19? He's already lost, so why not try for a 2 or 3?
Kwan Holloway (3 months ago)
The dealer has to stand usually at hard or soft 17 at minimum; so if they have an 18 they would also have to stand.
caesar4k (3 months ago)
because those are the rules, the dealer doesn't actually have control of what he/she plays because they're part of the "house." I believe most casinos make it so dealer stands on soft 17 or higher and otherwise hits. So if the dealer gets 15, they _must_ hit. If the dealer gets 19, they _must_ stand.
Andrew Kelly (3 months ago)
The odds would be so in favor of the house that no one would play
WI Security (3 months ago)
Evan 208 house rules, game rules, that’s just how it is.
Daniel Goodman (3 months ago)
Something else to watch out for even though I'll still play: Casinos that charge an ante for every hand of blackjack. It's not part of the bet. It's a fee. But still - - won 10 on 10 on a non blackjack? Really you got 9.50.
Daniel Goodman (3 months ago)
lotto that's different from the ante I'm talking about. That's just wtf to me cuz I haven't heard of a forced tip on a blackjack or at all at table games. The ante is because of how the casinos in Oklahoma (in my case winstar) handle some law. Ante exists on at least one other table game at Winstar.
lotto (3 months ago)
Yep. I remember I hitted a blackjack and the extra money I won, the dealer took it and said its for his tip. I was like WTF? so I left the table.
mvd3338698 (3 months ago)
At 8:05 the casino and the last player both had a 21 which =a push!!!
Daniel Goodman (3 months ago)
I wonder if that casino had a rule otherwise
Daniel Goodman (3 months ago)
mvd3338698 yeah what's up with that
Jules Vega (3 months ago)
Can u teach me how to win three hands of blackjack by hitting three times or more?
Kyle Owen (2 months ago)
Jules Vega LMAO red dead 2
Yves YGB (3 months ago)
Black Jack is a a math theory and Bust Cards theory game and the place where you have a seat spot 1,2 ,3,4,5, 6,7 makes a BIG difference. Poker and Black Jack game are difficult to teach. Black Jack is very different Game from 2, 3 or 5 Cards Poker Game. I have been playing for over 2 years. I play Black Jack / Poker twice a week . My Rules #1 always play small bet #2 Less people at the table better your ODDS #3 Always play the Side Bet. #4 Bust Cards Rule Excellent (Black Jack)
LX Stream (3 months ago)
Thats how I win playing Blackjack. A lot of people tried to influence me betting too high but I never fell in their trap. Thing is, i'd rather have any amount of profit after a blackjack session even if it's 1$ than trying to recover what I've lost. I've been playing Blackjack for 2 years now, even streamed some online. I made 14'000$ over the last 2 years. My rules are #1 Luck #2 Play with smart bets and vary them #3 Card counting can work but as we're not professionals we shouldn't be always be focusing on it #4 Play for less than 2 hours per session and try to avoid too many hands per hour. #5 Don't be too hungry for money, a small profit is still better than losing
Unfazed Media -iii- (3 months ago)
Back in the early 80's, I almost quit my job and moved to Vegas to play Blackjack full time. At the time, I would leave work on Friday afternoon, drive to Laughlin or Vegas from Phoenix and play with a set amount of money, say $300-$400. I set a limit for winning and losing before I started. Usually, if I doubled my money I would leave right then and there. If I lost, I would get in my car and drive home (obviously). So, during a stretch of about 4 months, I would drive to Vegas or Laughlin almost every Friday and WIN! It was amazing. I had a pretty good bankroll and was looking for a place to rent. Amazingly, when I seriously entertained the idea of moving there, I could not win at Black Jack for nothing! So, needless to say after a month of getting skunked, I shelved the idea of moving there to become a full time 21 player. I went back and played after that and had typical results, win some, lose some. A few times I won quite a bit, but other times I couldn't catch a decent hand no matter what (think Chevy Chase in Vegas vacation). FYI, that was back in the day when they had $2 Black Jack tables! Of course you could bet more when on a run. As of recent, I haven't had much luck at the BJ tables, $10 per hand can add up real fast or lose your bank roll real fast too.
Yves YGB (1 month ago)
HI Yes you can make money playing Carribbean Poker or Baccara. YES you can WIN if you are good in Math. ALWAYS SET A $$$ LIMIT Black Jack you have to play and watch what the Dealer has because you play against the Dealer 4 5 6 are the Bust Card . If you see a AS big chance the Dealer has Black Jack. The Dealer stops at 17. Poker you play against the Dealer Poker takes a long time to learn. BACCARA is a 50% 50% chance Game it is the Best ODDS game to Play. You bet on PLAYER 50% or BANK 50%. SIDE BET Dargon / Panda or Tie Card Game is Math Game: Baccara, Poker, Black Jack I have been playing for couple years and my winnings average $150 - $500 in one night. MERCI Bonne Soirée, Thanks and have good night.
Bartholmule Dirtbag (4 months ago)
It’s hard to teach card games. You kinda gotta learn on your own.
Daniel Goodman (3 months ago)
Innovative Power I disagree. I read and watched and learned about basic strategy and not to take insurance when I was getting into it for real money at casinos. Didn't figure that out on my own at all and played dumb at first.
Zar Heru (4 months ago)
towards the end “Absolutely not” but didn’t say WHY 🤷🏽‍♂️
Daniel Goodman (3 months ago)
Zar Heru if you look up basic strategy, while it may vary a bit depending on the rules of the particular table (and I'm not sure if the rules on 12 ever vary or not), you'll find that you DO hit on 12. In fact you always hit 12 *unless* the dealer's up card is 4, 5, or 6, at which point you stand.
secret angel (4 months ago)
what the meaning "soft 18" bro???
fijiandevil (3 months ago)
Soft 18 is when you have an ace and a number seven card. An ace can be 1 or 11 it’s called soft cause if you hit you won’t bust no matter what number is drawn next, the video is saying to draw another card is because he won’t bust and he is hoping for a 3, 2 or 1 to b drawn, his card will be either 21, 20, or 19. However he can get bad numbers as well and reducing his soft 18th to 17 and below and possibility of bust cause you have to draw maybe you got 15 and now you are forced to draw which may or may not cause you to bust.
jonathan ngo (4 months ago)
It is when the dealer draws an Ace and 7
unreal513 (4 months ago)
Haha did the dealer win every hand in the background?
Listener Canon (4 months ago)
Red Dead Redemption 1 & 2 taught me so much.
GangeHrolfr (2 months ago)
is there blackjack in RDR2?
Pat Malloy (4 months ago)
What do the amount of decks matter if you arnt counting cards?
Gary Lu Productions (2 months ago)
Pat Malloy More decks actually increase the casinos advantage because the odds are less likely to change.
mesa480az206 (4 months ago)
If you have a 12 stand on 12 ?
Merv McDonald (3 months ago)
Casinos slots
DragonPupEclipse (4 months ago)
+Leo WaltersHit on 12 against 2-3 and 7-ACE and only stand against 4-6
Leo Walters (4 months ago)
mesa480az206 stand on 12 if the dealer has a 6 or lower. Hit if the dealer got 7 or higher.
CHIRAYU PATIL (4 months ago)
Educational gambling 😓
Deeken Wheeler (4 months ago)
For Red Dead Redemption 2 purposes....
taydizzle412 (3 months ago)
I learned from the first one lol
Ozzman29 (3 months ago)
Shawww!!
MarkMorbidity (4 months ago)
LOL
Omar hello Tahiri (4 months ago)
He forgot to tell him to quit the tables when idiots playing
Gary Lu Productions (2 months ago)
He said that they don't affect your game.
ram dat (4 months ago)
He's telling us to hit on 18 when dealer shows a 10. He must work for a casino...
Gary Lu Productions (2 months ago)
If you have soft 18 and the dealer's upcard is 9 or higher, it is worth it to try to get higher than 18.
Daniel Goodman (3 months ago)
Thomas Wilcox...and the ace counts as 11 of the 18
Thomas Wilcox (4 months ago)
secret angel soft 18 is when you have 18 with an ace and other card/cards
secret angel (4 months ago)
what the meaning "soft 18" bro???
peace for all (4 months ago)
He said on soft, listen before you talk
Mystic Productions (4 months ago)
Just watching this for the entertainment.
tango bravo (4 months ago)
A very subtle tactic is to play the table minimum for a couple hands after you win a big hand the worst thing is to win a big hand then lose a big hand right after if you lose a table min your still up lose another your still up but losing three or four hands in black Jack just means you have bad luck so I usually start big if I win or lose I go small next hand and I work up a little after each loss but if I lose four I walk no matter what. losses per hour is a big thing
Henry Gonzalez (4 months ago)
It's the basic rules of the game that give the casino an advantage. Remember, the dealer is last to act. If you bust, you lose, no matter what the dealer does. That's the edge. So why the hell are people told to hit on a 14-16 ?? I always stay and I win a lot more than I lose doing that. If the dealer already has a twenty what’s going to save you? 6547 will and two just tie. Make the dealer bust
Gary Lu Productions (1 month ago)
Do you know why casinos are still making a lot of money? Because people like you think you know better than proven mathematics.
tango bravo (4 months ago)
it's not good to anticipate cards but if allot of tens have been delt out that means allot of bust cards are coming
Vaddix 99 (4 months ago)
wrong.
marin gheorghe (5 months ago)
Good job
Epicvoid (5 months ago)
Shuffler saves time? Seems like it still takes a while to take the lid on and off.
Daniel Goodman (3 months ago)
filosophia22 they don't take the lid off normally during play. They just drop used cards in the chute in the back. I think what you saw might have been a dealer loading the machine or demonstrating it or something maybe. The casino may change out the decks sometimes though, not sure.
john somerville (5 months ago)
obviously works or got paid from casinos how do u think he getsvfree coupons to give out
CoolBlue Games (5 months ago)
Why am I watching this I’m 13 😂
Aztec Warrior (4 months ago)
Hey...we play black jack at home. Good to know how
Crazy captain Tacos (5 months ago)
Lol same
flyingeagle357 (5 months ago)
coolblue: Because you have no friends?
greo909 (6 months ago)
Dealer here, the amount of dumb plays i see if staggering. You do need some luck (whatever that means) bit you should stick to these rules. Only thing i dont do is split 8's on tens. Usually goes 18 18 and dealer flip over 20. Better to surrender if you can or just hit and not lose double the money.
Doug Lee (5 months ago)
filosophia22 One hand doesn't mean you are right or wrong, but how the hell did you have 14 and 18, means you were stupid and stayed on 14vs 10. As far as the dealer giving advice, there is a reason why he is dealing and not playing.
Epicvoid (5 months ago)
A dealer said I was wrong for splitting 8s over 10, but I ended up having a 14 and 18 vs dealers 17, so I came out even. If I stayed with 16 I would have lost and if I hit I would have busted with 22.
UltimateBargains (5 months ago)
Mathematically, you are wrong. Psychologically, you are right.
Clarence LeFort (6 months ago)
Pegasus 2 count is the best.
Chris Baker (6 months ago)
Csm game = unbeatable game.
Roger cammack (6 months ago)
lol... "dont ever buy strategy books".... then he promotes his strategy book :)
Daniel Goodman (3 months ago)
To say that better, when they dismissed betting systems, they didn't mean card counting and don't seem to call it a betting system.
Daniel Goodman (3 months ago)
The thing to avoid is betting systems. The only arguably useful one is if you learn to vary your bets based on information you gain by counting cards.
Joel Nilsson (6 months ago)
If you quote someone, please quote them. Jesus.
americancasinoguide (6 months ago)
Watch it again. He said don't buy books that promote systems. He doesn't promote systems.
ArmchairQB (7 months ago)
"How does this work?" "Uhh..well the answer is very mathematically dufficult." If it's too hard to explain, why are you in a video about explaining blackjack?
Gary Lu Productions (1 month ago)
I bet that if it takes a long rocket science calculation to explain a simple strategy, you would be interested in hearing it.
GB and PG (6 months ago)
You need to retake English before you throw stones.
vanillaoreo251 (7 months ago)
ArmchairQB lol he meant too difficult for the audience. It would be a waste of time explaining advanced statistics to someone like you
David Whit (7 months ago)
Nobody is ever hitting 18 against a 9, come on now, really? Lol
Gary Lu Productions (2 months ago)
"Super unlikely you get above your 18" Bruh, it is more likely than you think that the dealer will beat you if the upcard is 9 or higher. Since your 18 is soft, it is worth it to try to get a higher value.
Irfan Keklikci (6 months ago)
if you hand soft 18 and then dealer hand 9 or more than , you hit
David Whit (6 months ago)
Jokerizbadass now that makes sense, dunno why I didn’t think that. Although you assume the dealer has 19, I prob wouldn’t hit it. Super unlikely you get above your 18. I’ll take my chances on dealer busting
Jokerizbadass (7 months ago)
David Whit I think it meant soft 18
Brian Gray (7 months ago)
the card says hit on 12-16 when the dealer is showing a 7-A. with a 12 you have 10,J,Q,K, 4 cards that can bust you so 9 cards wont but when your at 16 the percentage is really bad you have 8 out of the 13 against you. so depending on the cards I see on the table I hit or not, either way you got a lousy hand your dealing with
Chris Baker (6 months ago)
Read playing blackjack as a business there is two pages on the player gain or lose by hitting 12-16 vs different dealer up cards.
David Ekstrom (7 months ago)
His book consists of "The odds don't matter. The End"
Tivian Govender (7 months ago)
Was believin him..til he started talkin about where u sit..other players being worse.. and full or empty tables...Is he cooked??????????? Obviously that matters!!!! If people do stupid things on the table...everyone gets fucked...............And if its an extremely filled up table it wil be ridiculousy hard to win! And where u sit will matter, if theres shit players on the table..
Gary Lu Productions (2 months ago)
Other players are as likely to help you as they are to hurt you.
ThePollyPeanut (3 months ago)
Lets say dealer shows 6 and all stands except for last guy on the table who has 14. He hits and busts with a 10. Dealer then shows 16 and gets a 4, he now has 20. All players gets fucked by the last guy. BUT, there is no way of telling what is the next card to come at any time, unless you count cards. What im trying to say is, there is no reason to believe the next card for the guy hitting on 14 wont be an A-7. The cards are random, some situations player calls will fuck you and in some situations they will save you. All in all, after 100.000 hands with the same people on thes same table, the players with you wont change your odds of winning.
Chad K (5 months ago)
of course the actions of other players can effect your game on any given hand. but for every time an idiot player causes you to lose, they will cause you to win. When's the last time you ever heard of somebody thanking another Blackjack player for making a retarded move that allowed you to win??
Canal L (6 months ago)
Of course what others do matters it's a card game. But it's totally unpredictable so don't care about it. If more players/bad players actually had a positive impact for the casino they would hire people to play bad and you would see all BJ tables full with bad players. That obviously doesn't happen because it would be a stupid waste of time and money because again, the influence of previous hands in future hands is COMPLETLLY UNPREDICTABLE.
Derek Chatham (7 months ago)
What others do absolutely matters .
Jokerizbadass (8 months ago)
What is the right strategy when you have a 3 card 15-16 against a 7-A?
Nitish Joshi (4 months ago)
Sip your drink and get off the table if you lose
Chris Baker (6 months ago)
The book says hit 16 vs 7-A vs a 7 it is not close always hit. Vs a 10 it is close and you can stay if the deck is short on 5's.
David Whit (7 months ago)
Jokerizbadass hit 15, 16 is your call. I feel it out but usually stand. Whatever you do, either always hit it or always stand it. Consistency is key.
G Host (7 months ago)
Jokerizbadass depends on the count
D T (7 months ago)
Jokerizbadass hit
Gitti Gold (8 months ago)
Wieso ist die Überschrift in deutsch ? englisch quatscht der Mann ?
dronified (8 months ago)
Don’t buy any book he says. Yet he tells us to buy his book....
duncan kent (7 months ago)
droneified exactly
americancasinoguide (8 months ago)
He says don't buy any books that promotes gambling systems. His book doesn't do that.
Karim Lebbos (8 months ago)
A good gambler should know when to walk out the door
Canal L (6 months ago)
That's the most important lesson in gambling and one of the most importants in life
Spenser Hawk (8 months ago)
In Vegas, it's becoming increasingly hard to find 3:2 tables. Almost impossible on the strip. I did manage to find one at the Stratosphere with a completely empty table. It was a dream come true. That said, I understand about amount of time played and comps, but personally I don't care about getting two free buffets. I want to win cash. Whenever possible, find and empty or nearly empty table. And forget card counting with a CSM. In fact, forget about card counting period. Stick with the chart. Even still, luck still plays into all this. Casinos will always have the advantage and very few people make a living from this. In other words, bring in as much money as you're willing to lose.
americancasinoguide (7 months ago)
To get a better understanding of why you should not play 6-to-5 blackjack, read this article - https://www.americancasinoguide.com/blackjack/why-you-should-avoid-6-to-5-blackjack-games.html
D T (7 months ago)
So you get an extra 3 dollars for a blackjack... How often do you get blackjack in a night? After a few hours youre only up like 15 bucks from a 6-5...
Spenser Hawk empty table is very bad, here in Europe, if you playing alone on the table, you should play 2 hands. And this not good for my bakroll.
Nicholas Walters (8 months ago)
I see what you mean. I've played Blackjack at one of the games nights I used to go to and we had to deal with all sorts of cards but too bad no money could be won. Is it possible to get lucky when you visit Vegas?
Justin Hayward (8 months ago)
I have seen bad players hit when they had 19 getting 29. The dealer shows 15 the next card is a 6. If the bad player stayed the dealer would have gotten 25 and busted. So yes other players and mess up the game.
john white (6 months ago)
I’ve seen the dealer get 21 5 straight times
Drew Kjolberg (8 months ago)
Yeah I was playing blackjack at casino last night. The drunk guys next to me seemed to help but I guess it could of went the other way.
Kimmo Matikainen (8 months ago)
They can also save the game. "Bad" player can have 19 and take 4 when you have 10 and you get an ace. Thanks to "bad" player you got blackjack. All decisions made on the table have an impact until the end of the deck and not only for played hand. Maybe someone got blackjack four hands later and that would have not happened, if that "bad" player didn't hit at 19. In order to make that kind of conclusions, you need to follow all the hands in that deck to see if one decision by one player really impacted. One hand or even 5 hands don't change odds in a long run. If 10 000 or a million hands are played, then few hands are meaningless from odds and statistics perspective. Of course hand hand and one decision can impact you and your winnings or losses and that can hurt, but it is just a one hand out of millions of hands played every day.
Santiago Gonzalez (8 months ago)
10:32 I kept money by taking insurance.guys I think it matters how much you bet if it’s over 500 or something close then don’t.
Derek Chatham (7 months ago)
Dont take insurance
americancasinoguide (8 months ago)
Never take insurance, unless you are counting cards and you know that the deck is rich in ten value cards.
brigitte gold (8 months ago)
Deutsche Überschrift und dann iss englisch
SmartCasinoGuide.com (8 months ago)
I think its great video, full of honest.
Mike EL (8 months ago)
I understand the first and the third chart, but what is the second chart for, and what are the white "r"s?
Alp Çelebi (7 months ago)
It is hands with ace
americancasinoguide (8 months ago)
H Hit S Stand P Split Dh Double if possible, otherwise Hit Ds Double if possible, otherwise Stand Rh Surrender if possible, otherwise Hit
Alan Jackson (8 months ago)
I don't agree on everything you're saying but I will say this. Winners know when to hit the door. I've seen fortunes lost by players thinking that pendulum is not going to swing back.
ssj994 (9 months ago)
Other players skill DOES MATTER. It affects odds
Red Chevy (8 months ago)
No. Other players unless they count cards AND are working for the casino cannot affect the odds.
americancasinoguide (9 months ago)
The skill of the other players at a blackjack table does not matter. In the long run, sometimes their plays will hurt you and, sometimes, their plays will help you. In the long run, it doesn't matter what they do.
ssj994 (9 months ago)
I'm commenting as he speaks, HE IS FULL OF SHIT. Seat placement DOES matter!
Canal L (6 months ago)
+G Host yes they do if the last player hits and recives a 10 you lost a ten and if you recive an ace than you lost a BJ
fusionxtras (6 months ago)
+G Host but no one helps you either
G Host (7 months ago)
americancasinoguide seat placement matters to me. i like seat 1. so nobodies moves hurt me
americancasinoguide (9 months ago)
You seem to have a lot of bad theories on how to play blackjack. If you are counting cards you might want to be in the last seat so you can see more cards before you make your playing decision. Other than that, seat placement doesn't matter.
ssj994 (9 months ago)
This guy is full of shit. Shuffle machines ruin your odds. He must've been put up to it by the casinos.
americancasinoguide (7 months ago)
You can't count cards against a continuous shuffling machine, but you can count cards against an automatic shuffling machine. Players need to distinguish between the two as they are different types of machines. If you are just using basic strategy it really doesn't matter which method is used.
Derek Chatham (7 months ago)
americancasinoguide he never responded. Typical calls someone out then doesnt stick around do defend ot
Kimmo Matikainen (8 months ago)
Shuffle machines would impact odds if played cards went straight back to machine and deck was shuffled after every hand. Then it would not be possible to count cards. If there is for example 8 decks and cards are shuffled at the end of the deck like it is done, my question is she same as guide's. How can machine ruin odds? Machine shuffles cards better than the dealer and ruins odds? When dealer shuffles cards, they are not shuffled well enough and you expect to see the same four card order in the next hand? You saw ace, ten, queen and king in a row in previous hand and you expect to see the same row of cards in the next hand if dealer shuffles? I wouldn't count on that, if this is what you mean.
americancasinoguide (9 months ago)
You seem to have a lot of bad theories on how to play blackjack. Please tell us all your theory on why "Shuffle machines ruin your odds."
Don Charisma (9 months ago)
Sitting position does matter!!
Gabija Jamontaite (7 months ago)
As many people as many opinion.. Sad that there is any same one for all players but maybe its aa reason that 21 is so popular
Don Charisma (9 months ago)
maybe its luck but yes i am counting cards as well but when i look at the other players hands i can determine if i get a bad set of cards whether to keep hitting or stand, i also benefited from that
americancasinoguide (9 months ago)
Are you actually counting cards? If so, then you will sometimes have to deviate from basic strategy. If you sit in the last seat you will get a lot of abuse from other players when you do that. When I counted cards I learned to not sit in the last seat. Yes, you will be able to see more cards, but I found it uncomfortable because of the abuse people would heap on you for not following basic strategy, even though my strategy deviation was required in that situation.
Don Charisma (9 months ago)
because it helps with counting cards , if i see everyone on my right getting 10s i can count cards and anticipate to see the dealers moves
americancasinoguide (9 months ago)
Why do you think it matters?
Max Payne (10 months ago)
question for American casino guide with your experience with blackjack CSMs are becoming more common could we soon see CSMs that are used for all blackjack games the big reason why I'm concerned is it will render card counting useless
americancasinoguide (10 months ago)
Continuous shuffling machines (CSM's) are usually only used on low-limit games where the players are not very knowledgeable. Also, because the limits are low the casinos want to have faster-paced games to make more money. CSM's are not used on the higher limit games because the players don't like them and the bets are higher so the casino is making more money on those games even though they are dealing fewer hands per hour.
anglianchannel (10 months ago)
it's not fair. the casino should make the dealer act first
smokedout (4 months ago)
anglianchannel well that would be dumb of them.
anglianchannel (10 months ago)
stand on your first 2 cards regardless every time and you will be a winner
Daniel Goodman (3 months ago)
anglianchannel would you stand on a 2,3?
G Host (7 months ago)
anglianchannel bahahaha. stand on 7-A? maube stand on 12 to 16 if you want
Hisoka Morow (8 months ago)
Goes and hits 2 2. Haha
Scott_Freeman10 (9 months ago)
anglianchannel That's the most ridiculous thing I've ever heard
Billy (10 months ago)
if basic strategy really worked it would not be sold in casinos, thats just common sense
prwhite1000 (10 months ago)
Basic strategy works great for the casinos.
americancasinoguide (10 months ago)
Even if you play basic strategy the casino will still have an edge over you. However, that edge will be much smaller than someone who sits there and guesses about how to play their hands. There is always only one mathematically correct way to play any blackjack hand and using basic strategy will allow you to do so properly.
Nexus Achiles (10 months ago)
A smarter gambler is someone who quit gambling.
smokedout (4 months ago)
Well fuck you. What a dumb thing to say. I gamble because it’s fun to me. If I win then it’s a better night. If I lose o well. I will make Money.
Philosopher K (6 months ago)
americancasinoguide What’s the point in learning how to gamble professionally if ultimately you can’t win? Your making no sense. Even if you reduce house edge to 1% so what you’ll still lose? All you did was prolong the Loss. How can you make a living then? Selling ebooks on limiting losses?
Canal L (6 months ago)
+americancasinoguide yes maybe but in the end you will allways loose more than you win and only a bet strategy will help you to make a profit from the few hands you win
americancasinoguide (10 months ago)
"Smarter Gambler" is not an oxymoron. It all depends on how far you want to take your knowledge of gambling. There are some people who make a living at gambling and I know a few of them. However, it takes quite a bit of learning and a sizable bankroll in order to do this. Unfortunately, most people don't want to take the time and effort to learn about gambling. They think all games are based on luck, which is not true and they won't make any effort to learn a good bet from a bad bet. Take a look at the game of craps; some bets have a house edge of around 1% and one bet has almost a 17% house edge. Don't you think it would be wise to learn which bets are the good ones? A smart gambler will take the time and effort to understand the game they want to play and which are the best bets to make. Most people just want to go to a casino and have some fun, but their money should last a lot longer, and they should get many more comps, if they learn to be a smarter gambler.
Switch Clips (11 months ago)
This guy must work for the casinos. Every move everyone makes affects the whole table. One inconsistency can cost you a big bet. Also, streaks are a thing George Mcfly.
slay (7 months ago)
Of course one "inconsistency" can hurt you. However, one "inconsistency" can also help you. Play enough games and you'll find the hurt/help percentage is 50/50. It's equally probably, it makes no difference.
Switch Clips (11 months ago)
americancasinoguide Most players cant afford the long run and going home and back doesn't count because the next 100 hands won't be the same as a 100 more if they could stay. I agree others can help and hurt though.
americancasinoguide (11 months ago)
Bad players don't necessarily make you lose. Sometimes they help you and sometimes they hurt you. In the long run, it doesn't matter what they do.
X x (11 months ago)
First time I played blackjack was when I was 12 thru GTA San Andreas took me three years to learn how to fly a plane lol
J Mo (8 months ago)
Lancepants lol that’s where I learned blackjack too don’t remember black jack in San Andreas though I was also about 12
Lancepants (10 months ago)
I got into it through red dead redemption. Which is also where I learned hold em. Cheating in hold em was the best
DaSQuad gaming (11 months ago)
Johnny Rayo same here
TKD NWWIS (11 months ago)
Number 1. The odds are always in favor of the casino, thats the way the system is set up. Number 2. The house is betting it has more money in its cage than you do in your bank account. In other words. their bankroll is bigger and can out money you. That is why they watch whales so closely.
Gary Lu Productions (2 months ago)
TKD NWWIS In Blackjack, the odds do not always favor the casino. Card counters know when the odds are in their favor.
Shobhit Bhargava (11 months ago)
Wait. Haha you said books are a sham and end the video trying to sell on of yours? Basic strategy I suppose ;)
ev1lcupcak3 (9 months ago)
Shobhit Bhargava he is selling a book on information of the most popular games, information on casinos in the United States, and coupons..... not a betting system
americancasinoguide (11 months ago)
He said don't buy books that promote gambling systems because they don't work. His book is not about systems and neither is our book - the American Casino Guide. You can see our book on Amazon, here - https://www.amazon.com/American-Casino-Guide-Steve-Bourie/dp/1883768276/ref=pd_sim_14_3?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=TACS9X0GYSVRE1VGNCYQ
ERICK CORTEZ (11 months ago)
Wait he said don't buy books and other stuff, than he pushes his at the end lmao.
americancasinoguide (11 months ago)
He said don't buy books that promote gambling systems because they don't work. His book is not about systems and neither is our book - the American Casino Guide. You can see our book on Amazon, here - https://www.amazon.com/American-Casino-Guide-Steve-Bourie/dp/1883768276/ref=pd_sim_14_3?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=TACS9X0GYSVRE1VGNCYQ
Al May (11 months ago)
does the strategy chart work with online Blackjack?
Junior Jsn (11 months ago)
americancasinoguide .....I played online few days ago. I was in a situation where I put my last hand and I was dealt 8s . I couldn’t spilt cause I had no money. Dealer up card was a 10 ....I took a hit and bust with a 10 ...then the dealer other card was a10 . Did I made the right decision by hitting or I should have surrendered? Next is .... I was dealt 2s ...dealer up card was a 3 . I split...first 2 was dealt a 4 took a hit ...get an ace now I have a soft 17. I stood . I believe my next hand with the other 2 was a hard 13. I ended up losing both hands. Did I played that hand correct or I should have hit my soft 17 v a 3 for a harder total?
americancasinoguide (11 months ago)
Yes. Just make sure that the numbers of decks used, and the rules enforced, are the same.
She Hate Me (11 months ago)
morons hitting on 18 assuming a 10 is face down
Daniel Goodman (3 months ago)
secret angel Ace 7 cuz ace can be 11 or 1.
Daniel Goodman (3 months ago)
zack joseph man if someone else plays their hand in a way you don't like, let them fall. Leave it be. Worry about your own hand(s). You're not making anyone happy trying to yell at them and tell them how to play. I'm glad they kicked you from the table.
secret angel (4 months ago)
what the meaning "soft 18" bro???
almari222 (7 months ago)
You should if it’s a soft 18.
zack joseph (9 months ago)
She Hate Me got pissed at somone for splitting 10s when dealer had a 10 showing. I Got asked to leave the table when he diddnt split aces with dealer showing 5. He was last seat before dealer. Dealer got 21... everyone lost. I was showing “agression” lol. They werent wrong
vietprinceduma (11 months ago)
scam
Max Payne (11 months ago)
With the table I play at the house edge is .75 percent (rounded up) yes it is a 3 to 2 game and I know basic strategy would you say this a reasonable house edge?
americancasinoguide (11 months ago)
The usual casino advantage in blackjack, assuming they pay 3-to-2 for blackjacks, is around 0.50%.So, your games seems reasonable.
2pacssecondfather (1 year ago)
Wizard of odds. Lmao
Danny Irish Greene (1 year ago)
FACT IS...IT IS VERY VERY HARD To win A lot of Money Counting Cards.. 1% Advantage is Nothing at all.
Black Jack (1 year ago)
Danny Irish Greene one on one with the dealer is the best. Go to CASINO later hours and play to WIN, rather than play to give.
Black Jack (1 year ago)
Danny Irish Greene depends on where you play, how many are at the table, and if you're playing with those who are abiding to basic strategy or selfish hunches "these people are called coolers, sometimes sent by the CASINO to ruin a winning streak". Stay away from tables with those who are playing bad, they can ruin your bankroll. 😣
Danny Irish Greene (1 year ago)
Even when the Deck is Rich with 10's and Aces,You only increase your chances by 0.50 - 1.50% That's it..Even when u have a Rich Deck..And Most PEOPLE KNOW THAT The longer you play with a Big Bank Roll the better the chance of you winning..Usually after about 50 Hours of play..LOL.😂..Yep..Some say 100 Hours..If u play for a couple of hours u probably won't win FOOK SHIT ALL..
Black Jack (1 year ago)
This is how you win at blackjack! First you must form a pact with Satan, the fallen angel, and Prince of darkness, and then you my reader, will never lose at this satanic game, which is a ritual brought to you by no other than the city of sin, Satan's dominion, Las Vegas. 666. Player if you remember these numbers and know when to bet the most for a sacrifice to Satan, the devil will reward you with monetary reward. More than 3 6s come out on the table, look for the devils message to you for a sacrifice! You will never lose!
Danny Irish Greene (1 year ago)
Black Jack IM IN..LETS DO IT LUCIFER..BEEZLEBUG...LOL.😂 💪 💆 👽 💃 💃
Black Jack (1 year ago)
7s are neutral in blackjack, but 6s hold the greatest value in any card counting system! Especially the best ones!
americancasinoguide (1 year ago)
I would rather have three sevens!
AC DETO (1 year ago)
This guy is an idiot he has no clue
bassage13 (11 months ago)
AC DETO Ok. Then, explain why he's wrong, and give us some better advice. Go.
Danny Irish Greene (1 year ago)
AC DETO He thinks he has a Clue though
John Kang (1 year ago)
Hit on an 18 lol thats so hard to do
Gary Lu Productions (2 months ago)
He said soft 18, in which case, you should hit if the dealer has 9 or higher.
Danny Irish Greene (1 year ago)
John Kang Also no matter how Rich the Deck is..Even if it has A lot of 10's and Aces u still only have a 1% Advantage..LOL.😂...So good Luck with a 1% Favor for u..Which is Nothing
Danny Irish Greene (1 year ago)
John Kang NO YOU STAND ON 18...These losers know Shit Fook All.
Joshua Hernandez (1 year ago)
5:15 you can coun, count, cut. We all know how he really wins at blackjack 😂
NotATroll (1 year ago)
Joshua Hernandez I don’t understand how counting cards is bad
sultan Al muhanna (1 year ago)
Okay wait a second here!! Min 7:54 the person on the right got 21 and the dealer got 21 as well!! Why would he take his cards?? The way we play in Washington state, if you and the dealer got the same numbers then you guys are equal. He can’t take your cards.
Danny Irish Greene (1 year ago)
americancasinoguide It's Extremely Hard to win A lot of Money Counting Cards. Only a 1% Advantage for you IF you have a Rich Deck with a lot of 10's and Aces...1% Is not much..Also u also as u know,Need a Big Bank Roll and usually need to play for 50 Hours before u Win BIG.
americancasinoguide (1 year ago)
Actually, it was a mistake by the dealer. We noticed that mistake ourselves after the video had been posted. That was my son playing that hand and at that time he was a novice blackjack player. I explained to him that, ultimately, it is his responsibility to make sure that he gets paid when he wins, or that his bet doesn't get taken if it's a push. Dealers do sometimes make mistakes and the player has to point out the error or their bet could be taken, or not paid.
Nathan Wong (1 year ago)
sultan Al muhanna maybe it was BJ challenge. Basically somewhat the same rules at normal blackjack but I know for certain that if you get same as the dealer instead of a push they take ur cards/money. That’s how it was at The Star.
KJ SLOTS (1 year ago)
What do you guys/gals think? Should gamblers at the table be punished for trying to influence another gamblers play?
Daniel Goodman (3 months ago)
I had one guy who told me how to play my hand and he meant well, but it still bugged me cuz it messed with my head trying to remember basic strategy in the moment, then worrying about what he said, realizing everyone was looking at me waiting on me to go. Erggg.
Daniel Goodman (3 months ago)
Bugs the crap out of me when people bother others at the table trying to tell them how to play their hand or get mad at how they play. Mind your own! Dealer's not gonna give you that guy's chips either way! The other player's screw up could have helped or hurt you, and bothering him isn't going to make you well liked at the table by anyone except others who like bothering folks and imposing. STFU and play your own hand(s). /rant
Danny Irish Greene (1 year ago)
KJ SLOTS Punished how?Like the Movie Casino..Robert Deniro crushing the Cheaters Hand in a Vice and Hammer??But then again that dude was cheating with his buddy not just influencing people on the table...Anyways I think The person shud NOT Get punished because it makes no difference what he's doing as long as he's not hurting your Game.
KJ SLOTS (1 year ago)
Much agreed since it doesn't effect the outcome of your hand. I did like the Jimmy JJ Walker scene being thrown in. It added levity to the video. Thank you for sharing this!
americancasinoguide (1 year ago)
It's their money. Let them play however they want to.
Ona O Rae (1 year ago)
at 8:06 dealer takes money from blackjack winner i cant take this vid serious anymore :/
Danny Irish Greene (1 year ago)
Ona O Rae They both had 21
Danny Irish Greene (1 year ago)
Ona O Rae Mistake..It's up to the Player to know what is happening on the table..If he didn't catch it then it's his loss.
americancasinoguide (1 year ago)
You are correct and this was discussed previously with another poster. We noticed that mistake ourselves after the video had been posted. That was my son playing that hand and at that time he was a novice blackjack player. I explained to him that, ultimately, it is his responsibility to make sure that he gets paid when he wins, or that his bet doesn't get taken if it's a push. Dealers do sometimes make mistakes and the player has to point out the error or their bet could be taken, or not paid.
Harry Whalen III (1 year ago)
Awesome video! Love your honesty.
ferventheat1 (1 year ago)
title should be "how to minimise loss at blackjack". This shows me nothing of value!
americancasinoguide (1 year ago)
Try watching this video: "How to be a Long-Term Winner at Blackjack With Gambling Expert Henry Tamburin" - https://youtu.be/iB_P-y6wPSo
Piedad Stoffel (1 year ago)
Never bust strategy it works I
Gary Lu Productions (2 months ago)
I tested both the never bust strategy and basic strategy. The experimental house edge for basic strategy is 0.55% and the experimental house edge for never bust is 3.88% or higher. Never bust is an awful strategy.
Daniel Goodman (3 months ago)
I tried never hitting 12 or higher earlier on. Didn't understand the game very well beyond the bare minimum (total 21 or bust, aces are 1 or 11). I generally lost money. With basic strategy I keep more of it.
symbol sam (10 months ago)
right if I have 16 or close to it I stay no matter what the dealer has showing cause if I bust I loose, if dealer bust like they do 50% of the time, my Feince says I'm makeing other players mad lol cause I should hit and bust to let them win ha f that
Dominic Cavalli (11 months ago)
always stay if your hand is bustable and it does not work
Some One (11 months ago)
Piedad Stoffel what's that?
SanFranciscoBay (1 year ago)
Was it the invention of the high speed computer which allowed you and others to figure out the mathematics odds/percentages in Casino games and about what year did this occur?
americancasinoguide (1 year ago)
Edward O. Thorpe wrote "Beat The Dealer" in 1962 and he is considered the father of card counting. Google him for more information.

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