Blackjack Odds: Playing Hit or Stand will improve your
blackjack strategy, and increase your chances of winning money.
However, unless you count cards, the odds of blackjack are against
you, even if you are a perfect player. By chance, the outcome
may sway in your favor from time to time; but the rule is: the
more you gamble the more money you lose.
Gambling Addiction: Gambling is addictive, really. If
you find yourself spending an unreasonable amount of time in casinos,
or if you find that gambling is having a negative impact on you
life and finances, seek help. There should be nothing embarrassing
about it. Visit the Gambler's
Anonymous website to learn more.
Counting Cards: While counting cards can put the odds
of blackjack in your favor, it requires a huge time commitment.
It is difficult to learn, and very time consuming to play. You
can learn about counting cards from books on our blackjack book
list and from websites on our links
page. Please remember that many blackjack books and
websites are trying to sell you something. They have incentives
to convince you of the ease and profitability of card counting.
Also note that online casinos shuffle the deck after each deal,
so it is impossible to count cards when playing blackjack online.
Gambling can be fun and harmless, if you expect to lose. View
your losses as the ticket price for a night of entertainment.