Myths about Blackjack

Blackjack is a game played with luck and planned strategy.

Within a day, a myth can grow. A legend can sprout up out of nothing and morph into something larger than life. Soon, the myth is so big that it can come back to where it started. This is how the myths of blackjack started. Somewhere, in the past, there must have been a winner who won so much, so quickly. Since then, players from all over are ready to win the big bucks right away. This is possible, but does not happen as often as most gamblers believe.

Aim of the game is to get close to 21

The players should have a clear concept in their minds that the game of Blackjack cannot be won by getting close to 21. Instead the objective of the Blackjack is to beat the dealer by getting a higher hand than him. This happens many times that the player wins at a score 12 or 13 only so its not necessary that cards near to 21 can only make a player win the game.

The dealer’s face down card is a 10

There are some players who have this misconception that the dealer’s face down card is a 10 which is a very wrong strategy that players use. It is known statistically that in a deck 30% of all cards are 10’s which implies that the dealer has 70% chances of having any other card. So the players should leave this misconception and play the game according to the basic strategy.

Counting Cards helps in winning the game

Some players think that counting cards is a predictive theory which is actually not true. The results received from counting cards are not always certain. It can just increase the chances of winning in a longer run. But if the player is a beginner then it is not advisable for him to use this strategy as it wont help him in making money. Counting Cards is a probability theory which a player can understand with experience.

Take Insurance

Statistically if the player takes Insurance at any early stage in a game that he tends to give 13% of his earnings to the casino. So it is proved that taking Insurance is a bad strategy in Blackjack. The players who believe in making quick money make use of this strategy. But it is advised that the players should avoid taking insurance.

Bad players affect the game

It is a pure myth that the bad players affect the game of other players. Winning and loosing of game completely depends upon the player himself. No other player plays any role in this. So the player should leave this myth and play the game fairly.