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What Makes a Good Blackjack Player?

23 January 2006

We all know or have heard of someone who is very good at blackjack, They appear to win all the time, but you can't seem to do it yourself. The question is: why not? Let's take a look at some of the traits that make a good blackjack player. Then you can compare them to the way you play the game.

  • Plays and bets systematically.
  • Knows and follows the basic strategy system of when to hit, stand, etc.
  • Is very knowledgeable of all the odds.
  • Manages money with a purpose.
  • Knows how to recognize and ride a winning streak.
  • Knows when to "walk" and stop playing.
  • Concentrates completely on the game.
  • Is not easily distracted by the dealer or the goings-on while in the casino
  • Does not drink alcohol while playing
  • Makes good use of the proposition bets like; double down after spilt, surrender, etc.
  • Is able to use a method to keep tack of cards already played.
  • Keeps a log of all playing sessions.

Even if you are not proficient in all the traits listed above, try and practice a few each time you visit a casino to play blackjack. Each one will help you improve your win-rate.

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John Marchel
John Marchel is an author, speaker, teacher and player -- what John plays are casino games. He’s been a casino player for over 25 years and has played successfully in Europe, Panama, the Caribbean, Canada, Atlantic City, Las Vegas, on Indian reservations, cruise ships and in over 350 casinos throughout the US. He is also the author of six books about gambling, and has written numerous magazine articles and is currently a columnist for three gambling magazines and one internet magazine.

Since 1988 John has combined his experience as a manager, teacher and player to present seminars and lectures about gambling. In addition, John has had an Internet website since 1995 that offers books, special reports and tips about gambling. He also publishes a monthly Internet gambling newsletter. The newsletter keeps subscribers alert to trends, information and winning techniques that allows them to be more successful when visiting casinos.

John Marchel Websites:

johnmarchelgambling.com

Books by John Marchel:

KISS Guide to Gambling

> More Books By John Marchel

John Marchel
John Marchel is an author, speaker, teacher and player -- what John plays are casino games. He’s been a casino player for over 25 years and has played successfully in Europe, Panama, the Caribbean, Canada, Atlantic City, Las Vegas, on Indian reservations, cruise ships and in over 350 casinos throughout the US. He is also the author of six books about gambling, and has written numerous magazine articles and is currently a columnist for three gambling magazines and one internet magazine.

Since 1988 John has combined his experience as a manager, teacher and player to present seminars and lectures about gambling. In addition, John has had an Internet website since 1995 that offers books, special reports and tips about gambling. He also publishes a monthly Internet gambling newsletter. The newsletter keeps subscribers alert to trends, information and winning techniques that allows them to be more successful when visiting casinos.

John Marchel Websites:

johnmarchelgambling.com

Books by John Marchel:

101 Casino Gambling Tips: Affordable Strategies & Techniques for Maximizing Profits & Reducing Loses

> More Books By John Marchel