I remember the first time I sat down at a blackjack table; I was playing at the Windsor Casino in Windsor, Ontario. I won a few hands, and was feeling like a champ, but the guy sitting next to me was getting really upset at me. He said I was hitting at the wrong time and taking his cards. I had no idea what he was talking about, I was winning, but he got upset and left the table.
The dealer looked at me and recommended that I buy a blackjack strategy card from the casino gift shop, and study it for the next time I come to the casino.
I’ve decided to start my online gambling blog by playing Blackjack at Casino.com I’ll keep it pretty simple at the start, I’m playing one hand at a time, and I’ll be following the blackjack strategy card as much as I could.
I decided to play 30 hands, at $20 per hand, in the future I’ll probably switch up how much I’m wagering or at least gradually increase, but for today I kept it steady the whole way through. I started out hot, winning a few hands and after 5 hands I was up $60.
Twice I split a pair of aces, I didn’t record a blackjack on any of them, which was pretty disappointing. At some point I was dealt a pair of kings, the strategy card clearly says to stand, but I went with my gut on this one and split the kings. The dealer busted and one of my kings busted, so it didn’t end up costing me anything. I’m not sure why the strategy card insists on standing when you’re dealt a pair if 10’s, I think it’s a great time to split because the odds of getting dealt a good hand are in your favor.I believe that if you want to walk out of the casino a winner then you have to set a boundary before going in. I decided at the start to play 30 hands, and even though I was ending on a hot streak at the end I knew I had to sign off before I lost whatever I had made.
My stats for this post are I played 30 hands of Blackjack and won $100, giving me a grand total of $5100.
Till next time.