Blackjack is a game that has been around for hundreds of years, which means that there are of course different versions of the game and myths surrounding it. Whilst these can be quite harmless many people often use them as rules as to how to play the game and be successful when playing – but it doesn’t always work out that way!
The Dealer Has a Hand of 10
When you read up on the rules of Blackjack you’ll read many different theories about how you should play with/against the dealer. One of the most popular is that you should assume when playing Blackjack that the dealers cards make up a hand of 10. So if your hands come to 11 or more, you should fold. Another theory based around the number 10 is that if the dealer shows you a card that is a low number, you should assume there other card is a ten… So if they have a 4 of hearts, you should assume the total number of their hand is 14.
Both of these are just theories and to be honest with you the mathematics doesn’t even really back you up because there is more chance of them not having the card you think they have than actually having.
Never Play With A Bad Player
It is a common misconception that if you are placed on a table alongside a bad player then you have lowered your chances of doing well. However,statistically this is not the case at all. People believe that having a bad player on the table ruins the flow of the game and so you are much more likely to be thrown off course and lose. As long as you concentrate on the game, the cards that have be dealt and your own cards then you always have just as good of a chance of winning as anytime.
The Order in Which You Play Matters
Many people believe that the order of the cards is sacred and that you shouldn’t join half way through a game or that you shouldn’t choose the last position of the table.
The truth is that where you are doesn’t really affect your chances of winning. The only thing that affects your chances of winning is concentration on the game, knowing the rules and making the right decisions. The best chance you have of winning is making sure that you know the rules inside out!
Counting Cards is Illegal
Watch any film based around gambling and the subject of illegal card counting is bound to come up. Actually counting cards is a fantastic way to win at Blackjack and not at all illegal. If you want to learn how to do this then there are different guides and help pages online so get researching now!
Whatever you do, learn the rules, don’t bet more than you can afford to lose and above all else- have fun and enjoy yourself!