Learning new blackjack skills is a multi-layered process. The basics of blackjack are fairly easy to learn, if you want to know the basic rules that help you bet and play blackjack. But if you want to learn the best move in every single blackjack scenario, this becomes much harder to learn. As they say, blackjack takes five minutes to learn and a lifetime to master.
Learn new blackjack skills one at a time. I would suggest learning blackjack rules first, then "basic strategy" second, then move on to more advanced blackjack concepts like card counting last. Don't take on everything at once, or you won't learn any of the basic blackjack skills well. Once you have a thorough understanding of one blackjack skill, then and only then begin to master other blackjack skills.
Betting in blackjack is fairly simple. To get into a hand, you place a minimum qualifying bet. The dealer begins by dealing one card face down to every player at the blackjack table in a clockwise fashion, then one card to himself. The blackjack then deals a second face-down card to each of the players, and finally deals himself a second card facing up. At this point, players can raise their bets.
Basic Blackjack Strategy
Blackjack "basic strategy" teaches a player how to make the best play according to the odds. People can run simulations and break down the numbers for each possible combination in blackjack, so that basic strategy charts for blackjack exist in many places on the internet. These charts tell you how to play each hand in blackjack, cross-referenced with the face card the dealer is holding.
Most blackjack players learn basic strategy, because it helps them reduce the house edge to a minimum. "Optimal play" in blackjack means you get the most out of your odds. This doesn't mean you are certain to win. It means you are reducing the house edge, increases your chances of winning.
Not everything is covered on a basic strategy chart. Basic strategy only covers what to do with the first two cards dealt to you. After learning basic strategy, players know when to stand or hit. Players will also learn about special moves like doubling down. But there are other rules and scenarios you'll need to learn about to become a master blackjack player.
Players should always hit on an 8 or less. When you get a 9, double when the dealer has a 3 through 6. If the dealer has a higher card, simply hit on a 9.
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