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The ultimate blackjack test

17 June 2017
So you think you are a hotshot blackjack player? Take this short test and see how much you really know about the game. (Assume a six-deck game, with S17, and DAS.) 1. You hold a pair of eights and the dealer shows a face card. Would you hit, stand or split? 2. You hold an A-7 (8 or 18) and the dealer shows a five up card. ... (read more)
 

Learning blackjack lingo

27 May 2017
Every game has its own jargon, and blackjack is no exception. To help you understand some common blackjack terms used by players, I’ve assembled this mini-glossary. I don’t have enough space to include all the terminology associated with blackjack, so I’ve focused on some common terms that may not be familiar to most players. ... (read more)
 

21 blackjack no-nos

6 May 2017
The game of blackjack has its procedures, codes of conduct and playing strategies. The procedures are essential to ensure the security and integrity of the game. The codes of conduct encompass the playing etiquette, so you don’t attract the ire of your fellow players or the dealer. The playing strategies help you win. ... (read more)
 

Stump them at blackjack

15 April 2017
If your friends think they know the ins and outs of blackjack, here is a little quiz to (hopefully) stump them. QUESTION: For every 100 hands that you play, using proper basic strategy, how many will you bust? ANSWER: You will bust about 16 hands on average out of every 100 hands played, using proper basic strategy. ... (read more)
 

Stump and amaze your friends

25 March 2017
The next time you belly up to the bar with a friend or co-worker who thinks he knows everything about the game of blackjack, ask Mr. Know-It-All a few of these questions. QUESTION: How did the game of blackjack get its name? ANSWER: When “21” was initially introduced in the United States in gambling houses, it wasn’t very popular. ... (read more)
 

What does a dealer do?

5 March 2017
The answer to the above question seems obvious . . . a blackjack dealer deals cards. However, when I contacted the person who asked me the above question, I discovered that what she really wanted to know are more details about the job. (The reader lives in a state where demand for dealers has outstripped ... (read more)
 

Blackjack mini-tournament playing tips

31 December 2016
Blackjack mini-tournaments are becoming quite popular. This is because they offer the player a chance to win a few hundred up to a thousand or so dollars for a modest entry fee of $25 or less. Also, the entry fees are usually returned to the player in prizes, so the tournament is a good deal from the player's perspective. ... (read more)
 

Managing blackjack losing streaks

10 December 2016
That’s a strange title for an article on blackjack. I mean, usually, I write about winning, not about losing, right? However, no matter how good a player you are, you will experience losing streaks when you play blackjack (even playing professionally). And how you manage yourself when you in the midst of a losing streak is just as important as knowing when to double down and when to stand. ... (read more)
 

Losing streaks at video poker

19 November 2016
A reader asked me if I’ve ever had a losing streak playing video poker. Short answer: You bet I did. But here’s why and how I deal with losing streaks. It’s been my personal experience that I lose on average about two out of every three video poker sessions, even though I’ve come out ahead 10 out of the past 12 years that I’ve played video poker. ... (read more)

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Henry Tamburin
Henry Tamburin is the author of the best-selling book, Blackjack: Take The Money and Run, editor of the Blackjack Insider e-Newsletter, and Lead Instructor for the Golden Touch Blackjack course. For a free 3-month subscription to his blackjack newsletter with full membership privileges, visit www.bjinsider.com/free. For details on the Golden Touch Blackjack course visit www.goldentouchblackjack.com or call 866/WIN-BJ21. For a free copy of his casino gambling catalog featuring over 50 products call 888/353-3234 or visit the Internet store at www.smartgaming.com.

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Henry Tamburin
Henry Tamburin is the author of the best-selling book, Blackjack: Take The Money and Run, editor of the Blackjack Insider e-Newsletter, and Lead Instructor for the Golden Touch Blackjack course. For a free 3-month subscription to his blackjack newsletter with full membership privileges, visit www.bjinsider.com/free. For details on the Golden Touch Blackjack course visit www.goldentouchblackjack.com or call 866/WIN-BJ21. For a free copy of his casino gambling catalog featuring over 50 products call 888/353-3234 or visit the Internet store at www.smartgaming.com.

Henry Tamburin Websites:

www.smartgaming.com

Books by Henry Tamburin:

> More Books By Henry Tamburin