Blackjack is a great card game that seems so simple to play. In actuality, you only need to learn a few strategies and practice them diligently in order to turn the odds in your favor.
There are illegal cheats that will get your arrested and banned from the casino. Illegal cheating includes things like marking or bending a card to help predict your outcome. There are some stories about an “inside job”, whereby the player and dealer are working together. A casino is really the last place you want to do something illegal; I mean, have you seen the “heavies” in there?
After all the fuss you have heard about card counting, surprisingly, it is not illegal. A player uses a method or system to actually count the cards that have been played. All this happens in the player’s head and is the absolute best way to take advantage over the house. Although it is not illegal, most casinos are looking for players that have card counting abilities and try to dismiss them from the casino. Proof in the pudding that is really is an effective strategy.
A blackjack “cheat sheet” is not really as naughty as it sounds. You can look up this term online, or visit a casino gift shop and the images pop up. A cheat sheet is simply the chart of “basic blackjack strategy”. When you look at it, it will tell you the best action to take depending on your two-card total and the dealer’s up-card.
Knowing this chart is vital to reduce the house advantage and the first building block to a success story in blackjack. The house edge in blackjack starts around 8%, and proper use of the basic strategy will reduce the house edge to around 0.5%. Now you are getting closer to a winning night!
To find the blackjack cheat sheet, just look for the “basic blackjack strategy”. Print it, memorize it, just be sure to use it consistently in order to play wisely.