It’s one of the casino’s most popular games and it continues to grow in terms of its availability and presence on the casino floor. Blackjack is something a casino, online or otherwise, just wouldn’t be complete without and players often feel it’s one of the best games to actually make quite a bit of money from. For players, this means going into the game with a bit of strategy and fortunately, the competition is solely against a player’s own mind. It’s not like poker, where players are actually competing against one another to one-up the situation. Bitcoin Blackjack is all about having acute mental agility to survive in a one-on-one situation.
Knowing When to Fold
One of the most important things blackjack players need to know is when it’s time to give up the game altogether and fold. This answer lies in what the dealer is holding for himself.
Players need to assume that whatever the dealer is holding is the maximum possible face value, so a 9 would be 20 (9 + A). Doing this will gauge whether or not a player should hit or stand and players should only stand when they’re in a position to safely do so, which will be covered shortly. So, if players are holding something that’s less than what the dealer is holding, then it’s usually best to keep hitting. Should a player bust, then the reveal turns out to be what the player assumed in the first place (which happens more often than not), then players know they weren’t destined to win that particular hand. It’s just a matter of having the confidence to admit defeat in a particular situation and, also, to push a hand to its very limits.
Knowing When to Stand
Next, players need to know when it’s wisest to stand. This again relates to what the dealer is holding because it largely controls whether or not a player should press on. However, what about those situations where players are holding an 18 and dealers are holding a possible 19 or 20? In this situation, it is usually best to stand when the dealer is only holding a potential hand that’s one number higher than the player. If there are two or more numbers in between what the player is holding and what dealers potentially hold, then it could be a wise move to hit to close the gap.
Of course, players aren’t necessarily in the wrong to stand on any high value hand, but it doesn’t necessarily play in their favour when they’re holding onto hands with considerable gaps just because they’re high value. More often than not, players will find that their suspicions are right regarding what a dealer is holding and it would’ve been wise to press on. Even if a player busts, then they’ll know that hand wasn’t meant for them and they can try again the next round. Well, so long as they didn’t go all in and place everything on the table.