Five Frequently-Asked Blackjack Questions – Answered
Professional blackjack players make the game look so easy. But they had to ask basic questions, too, and now they’re masters of their craft. You can also become a blackjack aficionado, and to help you get there, we’ve rounded up the five most-frequently asked questions posed to our team.
- How much should I bet per hand?
The rule of thumb is, you should be able to lose 20 hands back to back. No one likes a losing streak, but they do happen, so betting an amount that will accommodate a 20 losses will protect you. If you plan to dedicate $400 to a session, making $20 bets will allow for a 20-round losing streak. Betting $20 a round means you can play any blackjack variant other than Single-Deck Blackjack, which requires a minimum of $25 a round.
- Should I change my wager amounts on a winning or losing streak?
No. Betting the same amount every hand creates consistency, which allows you to track your gameplay. And with decks being re-shuffled after every round, one round is completely independent from the next.
- Are there definitive rules of blackjack I should follow?
Blackjack strategy rules should be followed in order to improve your skills and reduce house edge. Strategy charts can be found online and tell you when to hit, stand double down, split and more. Just make sure you’re using the right chart for the variant you’re playing.
- Blackjack is one of the best casino games to start with. Is that true?
Yes, blackjack offers some of the best bets in the casino, with a house edge as low as 0.6% with optimal play. It’s our most popular table game for good reason.
- What’s the difference between Classic Blackjack and Zappit Blackjack?
Classic Blackjack is the traditional version of the game, whereas Zappit Blackjack is a modified version. In Zappit, you can eliminate the dreaded 15, 16, 17 hands. These hands are undesirable because they’re too high to hit (you could easily bust), and too low to be strong. The option to zap them is a huge advantage to you, so to counterbalance that advantage, the game applies the push 22 rule: If the dealer busts with 22, and your hand is under 22, the round is a push.