You should know that there are 4 main factors that affect blackjack betting techniques: your cards, the dealer’s up card, the table limits, and your money management strategy. Let’s look at these in order…
1. Your cards: While you’ve already made a wager before the cards are dealt, you will have different blackjack betting options open depending on whether it is favorable to split your cards, requiring a doubling of your original bet, or “doubling down” on your hand (asking for one more card and one only) where your bet is also doubled. You ought to refer to the basic strategy chart for guidance here.
2. The dealer’s cards: You may be facing with two further blackjack betting options based on the dealer’s cards: surrender and insurance. Insurance is actually a side bet when your dealer springs a nasty ace on your. You place an extra side bet that the dealer will in fact draw a blackjack, a bet equal to one-half of your original. But don’t be fooled, honey – Insurance is a misnomer, a bad bet that usually just separates you from more of your roll. Surrender is another option: it lets you cut have your losses before you play on. The dealer checks for blackjack, and if they haven’t got one, you may be allowed to surrender, meaning lose half your bet BEFORE you play on. Rarely you will be allowed “early surrender” where you many surrender before the dealer checks for blackjack…. this is a much more favorable rule for the player so be aware if you want to make surrender part of your overall blackjack betting strategy.
3. Table limits: Assuming you don’t use bad systems like the Martingale to gauge your blackjack betting success, the table limits are only important so far as the minimum bet. Remember that you should have around 25 or so betting units based on the table minimum (e.g. at a $10-limit table you should have at least $250 before you sit down).
4. Money Management: Many players use a kind of “rhythmic” blackjack betting technique to maximize their winnings and minimize losses. It’s a trade between playing time and risk, however, and you ought to choose the strategy that works for you best. On a winning streak, some players are determined to double their bet until they lose. Others always bet the minimum, still more choose to use systems like Martingale and practice the worst kind of money management (i.e. they lose it all!) Please, Cherie, do not try to look macho by doubling your bet after every loss. if you’re so keen to part with all that money you can always buy a girl something nice !