Blackjack Mistakes to Avoid | Gambling Tips


Hey guys. I wanted to go into some mistakes to avoid
at the Blackjack table. There are a few. It’s not as daunting as you may think it is. It’s not really a whole lot of things that
you need to avoid, but I just wanted to touch up on the basic ones. Here we’ve got a wide set of circumstances
where a lot of people will do the wrong thing. In the case here, it’s a player here with
a 15. One of the big mistakes that players will
get a little too passive with their hands. 14s, 15s, 16s. Even when the dealer is, it doesn’t matter
what the dealer’s showing, they’re just afraid that they’re going to bust, so they’re not
even going to bother. And that’s not really a good way that you’d
want to play, because, generally, with the dealer showing a card like, say, this 9, he’s
going to make a hand more often than he’s not going to make a hand, so by just deciding,
I’m not going to hit my 15, in the long run, you’re going to end up costing yourself a
lot of money. In the case here, he hit, but he ends up over
21. But at least he gave himself a shot against
the 9, as opposed to just being a sitting duck with a 15. A lot of times another thing players will
do, too, is they’ll be a little too aggressive with their hand. Where a player will have a soft 14, versus
a 9, and he’ll do something like he’ll just want to double down on it. He just wants to get more money out. Which, that never works out very well, because
any hand where you can’t make at least a 20, it’s generally not a hand you’re going to
want to double down on. True, he can make a 6 or a 7 with the 3, but
if he misses, which, most of the time, he will; like, now, he’s got a 12. He’s stuck with a 12, nothing you can do about
it, and he’s got 400 out, versus a 9. Another thing that people want to do, and
this falls under the category of aggressive, is do moves like splitting 10s. Where, everybody at the table probably winces
as you do it, you split these 10s, now you’re looking for two 10s or better. Now you’ve got a 15, and then you elect to
hit the 15. He lucks out with a 20, but then this hand
here, he’s got 18. He’s behind. So if the dealer ends up making a hand, then
he will more than likely just push, as opposed to if he would have won straight out with
a 20. Another thing that falls under aggressive
plays would be splitting too often. So a lot of times people will want to split
a pair of 7s because they want to get more money out, just for whatever reason. So now, you’ve got one hand that was okay,
the 14, but now instead, now you’ve got a hand where you turned your marginal hand,
now you’ve got two of them that you’re stuck with. So, if he decides he wants to hit the 16,
now he busts, now he’s got a 17 that he’s stuck with. What’s going to happen now, he’s hoping he
had a 19, he did, and he’s got a 14, dealer draws to a 20. So now he just lost two bets by splitting
his 7s. And he loses his bet, and then you’ve got
the guy who decided to split his 10s, he loses one of them, he pushes one. He could have just stayed and whatever would
have happened with the cards would have happened with the cards. But instead, now he loses money, and the guy
who was aggressive with his soft 14, he ended up with this hard 12, he ends up losing as
well. So, these are a lot of mistakes that a lot
of players make that I like to try to help you guys avoid, because mistakes like that
cost you money, and then it swings the odds even further in the house’s favor.

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