Blackjack Myths

Blackjack Myths

  1. Bad players hurt good casino blackjack players game – Many good players believe that if a player sitting at their table makes incorrect playing actions, it decreases their advantage. This is not true. There may be times when a player sitting at third base (left-most seat) hits his 16 when the dealer is showing a 5 and this player ends up busting and the dealer ends up with a good hand whereas if this player did not take the hit the dealer would have busted and everyone at the table would have won (the third base position gets a lot of heat from the other players if basic strategy is not followed). People tend to remember these bad incidences but in reality these kinds of actions have just as much chance of helping the other players as hurting them.
  2. You need luck to win at casino Blackjack – This is of course, false. While it is true that over the course of a few sessions you may come out a loser. The Blackjack player who is skilled, over time, will not need luck, they will come out on top.
  3. You have to be a mathematical genius in order to learn casino Blackjack – This is incorrect. Anyone can learn to play winning blackjack. Even children ages 10 and 12 can learn to play and most importantly, WIN.
  4. You have to have a photographic memory to win at casino Blackjack – Not even close to being true. All you have to do is be able to learn the basic strategy charts along with your winning system. If I, someone who cannot remember someone’s name after meeting them can, anyone can learn. You can find strategy charts elsewhere on this site.
  5. Dealers deal too fast for anyone to keep track of the cards – Ha! I doubt that the dealer can deal faster than you or I can see the card and recognize it so that it can be properly tracked. In addition, the dealer cannot deal any faster than you can play. Until you make your playing decision, the dealer cannot continue.
  6. It is impossible to win playing against 4 or 6 decks because there are too many cards to keep track of – Again, while it is true that the house has a slightly larger edge with multiple decks, tracking the cards works just the same with 1,2,4,6 even 8 decks. Tracking multiple decks is just a little more fatiguing. If you don’t believe you can track 4 or 6 decks, go ahead and buy them shuffle them and track them. After a few short sessions, you will know that you will be able to track any number of decks of cards!
  7. You need a bankroll of thousands of dollars to make any money at casino Blackjack – You can start with as little as $200. It will take you longer to make larger amounts of money as you must start small using small bets and lower profits, but as you accumulate your winnings you can move up and bet larger and larger amounts.
  8. There is no cheating in Las Vegas – I personally have never experienced cheating by any dealer, but it is possible it can happen. Dealers can get unhappy with the casino or try to help their friends. But, if they get caught cheating the casinos risk losing their gambling license and in affect lose their source of income.
  9. They only cheat high rollers – If a dealer is going to cheat, they do not restrict it to the high rollers.
  10. Casinos use shills to cheat players – Shills are casino employees that play with the casinos money in order to attract players to empty tables.