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What is Doubling Down in Blackjack?

In order to do well in blackjack, you need to know the different rules and mechanisms that are available to players. One of those mechanisms is called "doubling down", which is an important concept to learn so that you can maximize your odds of winning. Without knowing how doubling down works, a...

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What Is The Correct Amount To Tip a Blackjack Dealer?

Just like eating in a restaurant, people have different rules when it comes to tipping a blackjack dealer. Again, just like in a restaurant, the size of the tip will be largely dependent on the job that the dealer is doing. Is the dealer avoiding mistakes? Is the dealer a relatively fun person? ...

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Why Do Blackjack Dealers Clap When They Are Leaving The Table?

Why do blackjack dealers clap their hands before they leave the table? This is a commonly asked question that we receive and there is a very simple answer. Blackjack dealers are required to "clear their hands" when they leave a table to show that they are not keeping any chips, cash or cards ...

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Who Invented Blackjack?

Blackjack is one of the most widely played casino games in the world. The game has many variants and is played by people from all walks of society, ranging from the highest of the high rollers to those plunking down a few dollars at the local casino on a Friday night. The game is so popular beca...

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Three Common Mistakes That Blackjack Players Make

Are you the type of blackjack player who will walk into the casino with a few extra dollars in your pocket, looking to blow your money quickly on a few hands of blackjack? If so - this article isn't for you. Are you the type of blackjack player who wants to maximize his/her chances of winning...

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What Are The Odds of Getting Blackjack in a Single Deck?

One of the questions that we receive most often via our inbox - what are the odds of hitting blackjack using a single deck? The answer to the question is roughly 4.8%. Let's break down the calculations to show you how you would arrive at this number. First off, there are 52 cards in a single ...

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Jan Flato Misses Out on $100,000 Jackpot After Female Friend Scoops Prize

Consider this a warning against letting your "friends" press buttons for you at a casino for "luck". Jan Flato, a gambler from the state of Florida, travels the country to play the slot machines in different casinos. In some cases, Flato will have his friends push buttons for him for "good luck"...

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What is the Martingale System?

What is the Martingale System? If you have researched the game of blackjack, then there is almost no doubt that you have heard of the "Martingale System". The Martingale System is quite simple - if you lose a hand, you simply keep doubling the size of your bet until you eventually win. On...

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Why Don't Casinos Allow Card Counters?

Ok, in recent articles we've touched on the fact that casinos will ban card counters if they are detected. The question you might now be asking is - WHY do casinos ban card counters? Let's break this down from the top. Casinos are in the business of making money. Casinos have an edge ...