The Most Common Mistakes For Blackjack Beginners

The Most Common Mistakes For Blackjack Beginners

May 24, 2021

THE MOST COMMON MISTAKES FOR BLACKJACK BEGINNERS ARE:

  1. Not reading the fine print
  2. Not knowing sign language
  3. Misadding the ace(s)
  4. Playing “what if”
  5. Showing off
  6. Believing in the team approach
  7. Being too serious

MISTAKE #1: NOT READING THE FINE PRINT

Deciding where to sit is important. It’s not which spot at the table you choose, but which table. Before you sit down, find out the basic rules and the minimum bet. One important factor is whether a player natural (an Ace and a 10-value card on your first two cards) gets paid at a rate of 6-to-5 or 3-to-2. That could be written in large letters on the table felt itself or be posted on a sign to the dealer’s right. If the payout is 6-to-5 – or, worse, just even money – find another table. When you get a blackjack, you should get paid 3-to-2, or $15 for a $10 bet. Tables paying 6-to-5, which are spreading like a nasty virus, pay only $12 for a natural with a $10 bet.

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