# To Be a Winner

New blackjack players normally do not comprehend that blackjack is a game of mathematical skills and not a game of emotions. Fundamental blackjack tactics should always be utilized to prevent the casino from increasing their house advantage. When playing blackjack and you adhere to your basic strategy, the casino will not have very much of an advantage. The casinos have the following edge which is predicated on the actual amount paid for a blackjack and the number of decks that are in play.

Blackjacks Paying 3 to 2

* 1 Deck: 0.063%
* 2 Decks: 0.201%
* 6 Decks: 0.357%
* 8 Decks: 0.376%

Blackjacks Paying 6 to 5

* 1 Deck: 1.331%
* 2 Decks: 1.575%
* 6 Decks: 1.717%
* 8 Decks: 1.734%

As you are able to see, you should never play blackjack when the game is only paying 6 to 5 for a blackjack because the house has an added advantage of 1.268%. Make sure that you check out what the blackjack payout is before sitting down at a table. The casino has the smallest advantage on a game that is played with only one deck when blackjacks are being paid at 3 to 2. Those games are extremely hard to find. Most of the games played with one deck generally pay 6 to 5 for a blackjack.

Blackjack Payouts…

Blackjacks paying 3 to 2 – a \$25.00 Bet = a Payout of \$37.50
Blackjacks paying 6 to 5 – a \$25.00 Bet = a Payout of \$30.00 (20% Less Return)

You’ll discover that a basic blackjack strategy chart is very helpful when you’re learning how to play blackjack. A strategy chart will tell you exactly how to play which is based on the two cards in your hand and the dealer’s up-card. If you have previously played blackjack, you’ve most likely heard a player state that they played that way because they were sure that the dealer was going to bust. That’s a classic example of trying to play blackjack based on their personal emotions. This is also a very good case in point of a player who will in all probability lose all of his bankroll if he maintains playing using his personal emotions to make important playing decisions.

There are many different basic blackjack strategy charts that can be found on the internet. After you have found a good looking strategy chart that is easy to understand always make sure that you are able to read it after it is printed. You’ll find quite a few strategy charts that have colored backgrounds which are quite difficult to read after printing. The best possible chart to print will always have a white background and black print.