We have mentioned the strategies and methods related to blackjack. They are systems of simple application, mostly based on a good memory and on mathematical and statistical calculations. To name a few, the very famous Fibonacci, Labouchere, D’Alembert, Paroli. The game of blackjack, thanks to its linear structure, has been particularly suitable as a test bed for these systems, allowing their development.
And adapted to the point of transforming them into real game strategies accessible to all, although they still require a lot of attention and some skill. Let’s analyze them together, starting with the simplest basic strategy, unfortunately not very well seen by casinos, which is card counting, whose logical sequences are exclusively and spontaneously intuitive, in the sense that the structure of blackjack, based on the exit more or less advantageous than cards, it leads the player to instinctively calculate the odds in his favor.
Several methods have been born around this basic strategy, some simpler and others more complex, firstly, the high low, high low, with which the three +1 values are attributed to the cards dealt. 0 and -1, adding them together, and when the count is high, it is the right time to increase the bet since the probability of favorable cards is greater. Another classic basic strategy is to evaluate the dealer’s face-up card, reinforced by the fact that among the basic rules of blackjack is one that forces the dealer to call and stand once the score of 17 or more is reached.
There is an actual player behavior grid, designed by probability calculators, that indicates what action the player should take in relation to the dealer’s face-up card. Without going into the specificity of each element, which refers to a business card or standing instead of doubling or dividing, we can say that for each type of card a percentage has been obtained, which represents the defeat of the banker. Suffice it to know, here, that the highest percentages are relative to 5 and 6. Of course, with the help of card counting, it is possible to further improve the house edge and thus have a better chance of beating it and win. As for checking scores and related payouts, in the classic version blackjack pays at a ratio of 3: 2 and beats the dealer even if the dealer is 21. The other scores are paid evenly in case of winning. If both the player and the dealer hit a blackjack, the payout will be even.