The first tool in your toolbox to free casino vacations is to learn how to play blackjack using basic strategy. Basic strategy is the optimal set of rules to follow for playing blackjack. Over the next few weeks you will learn basic strategy in a very simple manner that is appropriate for all blackjack games. Using this simple basic strategy you will cut the house advantage to approximately 0.50%. The actual house advantage for any blackjack game is determined by the specific rules for that game. At 0.50% house advantage you can expect to lose $.50 for every $100 bet per hand.
You will learn the most important rules first. Learning only the first few rules will make you a better player and help you lose less money.
The most important rule is to play blackjack games that pay 3:2 for a blackjack!
- DO NOT play games that pay even money for a blackjack (this adds 2.3% to the house advantage)
- DO NOT play games that pay 6:5 for a blackjack (this adds 1.4% to the house advantage)
- DO NOT play super fun blackjack (this game has a house advantage of over 1% playing perfect super fun strategy)
2 blackjack basic strategy rules for insurance:
- NEVER take Insurance
- NEVER take Even Money when you have a blackjack, it is the same as insurance (actually it is worse than taking insurance as you know that one less ten value card is in the deck because you have one in your hand)
Until next time, memorize the above 2 blackjack basic strategy rules.