Blackjack is definitely a casino game that gives players quite a few advantages.
From a statistically perspective, blackjack odds are among the best on offer
in the casinos. In actuality, blackjack is probably the only game where the
player can actually have better odds than the dealer!
A big and obvious advantage is that of 'excpectation'. Blackjack isn't akin
to a game like video poker where you need to play 40,000 or more hands for example,
in order to see a positive return. Blackjack allows you to have a positive and
even short run expectation as you play. You are always in with a chance.
Blackjack also allows you to increase your bet as odds improve and decrease
it if odds are bad. There is no other casino game that allows you so many decisions
and options that can positively affect your situation after the initial hand.
On the contrary, games such as Caribbean Stud Poker and Let It Ride poker are
loved by casino owners because they allow few player decisions and come with
Nothing however can guarantee a win in blackjack, because it is just gambling.
It is also subject to winning and losing streaks, just like any other game.
You can play perfectly but yet the dealer wins ten hands in a row. Playing a
good basic strategy simply won't beat a straight-up 21 or a dealer twenty.
Facts on Blackjack Odds:
- Blackjack's house edge is usually in the region of zero to one percent,
but you must play perfect basic strategy to reach that number. Players who
don't use basic strategy give the house a three percent edge, sometimes even
- Every rule change affects the house edge. Some rule combinations can turn
blackjack into a positive expectation game, so you should always check the
rule details before playing
- Don't take insurance or make side bets. The house edge is much larger on
- Like other games, blackjack can be 'streaky' so make sure you're properly
bankrolled to stave of any pesky losing streaks