A friend of mine just asked me why I love to play Blackjack so much. I just came back from a nice — and profitable — casino vacation with him a couple of days ago and he was wondering the whole time about why I love to spend hours at Blackjack tables. I do play Texas Hold’em Poker and Roulette for different reasons, but Blackjack is definitely my personal favorite when it comes to casino games.
The reason why I love Blackjack so much is actually very simple: Blackjack is a very beatable game that is easy to learn and master and can be very profitable at the same time. You wouldn’t find any better casino game than this when it comes to house advantage and profitability. A lot of avid casino players even stated that Blackjack will never be accepted by casinos — for the low and arguably reducible house advantage — if it were introduced recently. The only thing that makes Blackjack available at your favorite casinos is the fact that the game is among the most popular and it dated back to hundreds of years ago.
Even when you don’t have prior experiences of playing Blackjack, you can master some basic strategies and be moderately profitable at Blackjack tables. The Blackjack matrix, the most basic strategy in the game of Blackjack, is actually very easy to understand and can help you win a lot of rounds. Couple that with a solid bankroll management strategy and you will be profitable for sure.
The key to winning in Blackjack is understanding the game completely. If you think the basic Blackjack strategy matrix can help you win more rounds already, wait till you read some of the best books about Blackjack. You can find a lot of valuable playing tips in several books discussing Blackjack and Blackjack strategies easily.
The Blackjack Zone by Eliot Jacobson is probably the best book to help you get started in no time at all. The book generally discuss about several known Blackjack strategies, from basic matrix to advance card counting methods, and help you sort out which of these strategies work best for you. After reading this book, expect a lot of improvements in your Blackjack playing skills.
Twenty-first Century Blackjack by Walter Thomason offers a nice alternative to available Blackjack card counting methods. If you are not into advanced mathematics and you want to find a simpler way to reduce the house advantage greatly, this is the book you should be reading. It basically talks about basic betting system — including the positive progression system — that works best with the game of Blackjack.
If you don’t want to get too serious with the attempt to improve your profitability at Blackjack tables, read Blackjack: Take the Money and Run by Henry Tamburin instead. The book can take you through some simple methods to improve profitability without confusing you with rocket-science theories; you can find some playing strategies for the beginner, intermediate and advanced player in this book.