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Blackjack Articles And News: Progressive Blackjack, Jackpot, Tips, Blackjack Strategy

September 25, 2010.

Progressive Blackjack Strategy And Tips To Turn The Odds In Your Favor.

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Today's casinos offer so many variants of the blackjack game that it's hard to know which games offer good odds and which increase the house edge against you. New rules have been introduced that make more money for the casino. Although card counters can't beat the game because the decks are re-shuffled after every game, you're likely to find more favorable blackjack odds playing in an online casino with the right choice of blackjack tables. Players can use strategy cards for different blackjack games and play the optimal strategy with the highest possible odds. But where you do can beat the odds is Progressive blackjack games with growing jackpots.

One type of action that you can't get in a regular casino that you can get online is progressive jackpot blackjack games. Even the best card counters in the world can't hit a huge payoff in one hand, but some online casino blackjack games offer this. The added feature of hitting a big payout has made this action very popular, and some online blackjack jackpots have been impressive to say the least. The change to the game is a minor one - blackjack player just has an additional betting option ($1 side bet) where they enter their hand into the jackpot for the price of a dollar. The wager goes toward the jackpot and pays out depending on how many aces the player is dealt.

We review OddsOn (Vegas Technology) progressive blackjack game but the princeple of all other such games is the same - for a side bet you are given a chanc to hit big progressive. The thing is how big is the jackpot because when the jackpot reaches a certain level (typically 4 - 6 seeds or minimum values) the odds turn in your favour, e.g. for every $1 bet your "expected return" is over $1! Jackpot hunters wait for the jackpot to grow enough and play aggressively to hit the big one.

OddsOn Progressive blackjack games - that can be found at English Harbour or SuperSlots online casinos - pay out the following table with a $1 progressive bet and a minimum $2 wager on the hand:

  • 4 Aces of the same suit wins 100% of the jackpot.
  • 4 Aces of any suit wins 10% of the jackpot.
  • 3 Aces of the same suit wins $2,500.
  • 3 Aces any suit $250.
  • 2 Aces same suit $50.
  • 2 Aces any suit $25.
Whether the progressive bet is good or not depends on your bankroll. For low rollers the bet can be costly to play every time. If you normally bet $1 on each hand, adding the progressive bet doubles the wager, but the progressive bet is a big longshot. If you play at bigger stakes, then the one dollar progressive bet is a much smaller percentage in increase of your overall bet on the hand. When it only increases your regular bet by 10% or less, it's a better bet to play.

The jackpot feature changes the decision-making process when deciding to hit for another card. It's wise not to chase too many aces in the hopes of hitting the progressive payouts in the blackjack game. Don’t jeopardize soft totals if they're within basic strategy to win the hand, especially if you're wagering more than $2 on the hand. Don't jeopardize losing a smaller progressive payout if you could bust out and lose what you have with one card.

We would advice you actively playing Oddson progressive blackjack when the jackpot is over $100,000. As far as all spins/hands are random, this will not increase the probability of hitting the jackpot but increase your overall odds or, mathematically speaking, "expected return". Good Luck!


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