Blackjack - You Can Control Your Odds!
The online casino game that
requires the most skill is Blackjack. This is a game not
only worth understanding, but worth mastering as a sound
knowledge of Blackjack will give you some of the best
payouts at any casino. If, additionally, you take
advantage of the card counting, you might turn the odds
in your favor playing some of the blackjack versions.
See complete list of BJ versions provided by
Microgaming and corresponding strategies below on this
page. Simply by following the basic
strategy of Blackjack you can reduce the house advantage
of the game to almost zero. Following the basic
strategy and tips listed below will maximize your probability of winning each
hand. Of course, this does not guarantee that you'll
win every time, but in the long run, it will limit your
total losses, maximize your wins and ultimately increase your
enjoyment and fun. The simple rules listed below will
help you develop your own strategy and adopt it to the
changing rules. Nevertheless, for more accurate game
play we would recommend using our ready-to-use strategy
cards for most popular Microgaming blackjack game versions.
There are certain variables that alter the casino's
percentage advantage (house edge) one way or the other and also have
an effect on the correct basic strategy that should be
used while playing definite blackjack games:
- Number of card decks used
- If the dealer has to stand on a soft 17 (Ace and 6)
- If splitting pairs is allowed, and how many times
- If doubling down is allowed and whether DD allowed after splitting
- If surrender is allowed.
Blackjack Basic Strategy Rules
More specific strategy cards are available for Blackjack
but below are a basic set of rules that apply to all
blackjack games versions:
- Always stand on 17 or better.
- Always hit on 12-16 when dealer shows 7 or higher.
- Always hit on 8 or less.
- Always double down on 11.
- Double down on 10 when dealer shows 9 or lower.
- Double down on 9 when dealer shows 6 or lower.
- Always stand on soft 19 and 20.
- Always double down on soft 13-18 when dealer shows 4,5, or 6.
- Always split aces and 8's.
- Never split 10-face cards and never split 5's.
- Always split 3's and 2's when the dealer shows 4,5,6, or 7.
- Insurance is a worthless bet if you want to get the best odds. Never "insure" your already made bets.
That's the basic strategy tips for blackjack games you can find at Microgaming online casinos today.
Now Microgaming casinos offer up to 10 different versions of Blackjack
including (follow the links to see rules variations and optimal strategy cards):
Atlantic City blackjack,
Vegas Strip game,
Double Exposure and
Triple Sevens progressive blackjack.
There are also Bonus and High Limit variants.
Moreover, new Gold Series II & III version of MG
software has several variations of the basic games with
enhanced features. Follow the links above to see the basic rules of these BJ variations, how to play,
minimum house edge and optimal strategies and strategy cards calculated by
computer simulation of millions of corresponding blackjack games in order to
find the ways of getting the best odds while playing
each of the game variants.
Learn to play blackjack like a Pro and win big online. The
pages has the images with strategies that you can print
and use while playing online or off-line. When you remember the
strategy of your game you can try winning at land based
online casinos in Las Vegas or Atlantic City.. Moreover,
Microgaming's Triple 7's blackjack game feature
progressive jackpot that you can win for a fixed side
bet. Starting from a definite level this "jackpot bet"
has positive ROI, e.g. every dollar you bet brings you
more then a dollar in return (on average). See Triple
page to learn more. The progressive jackpots can reach
well above $100,000 giving you a chance to exploit the
best strategy and win a serious reward.