Like in any casino game, before you play Blackjack, it is best to have a strategy with regards to how you will play your stake during your session in the game.

The payout on a winning hand will always remain the same before each game so you will know exactly how much you are going to win or lose, unless you hit blackjack where you will be given a higher payout than any other hand.

The most common betting strategy that most people use in Blackjack is to stick with a level stake regardless of success or failure. Winning runs are just as common as losing sequences therefore you should not be too concerned about chasing your losses in one hand if you do get behind in a session. If you adopt this strategy, you would need to have more winning hands than losing ones to show a profit at the end of the day.

With the payout of winning hand standing at even money in Blackjack, it does encourage some players to double their stake after a losing bet. For example, if you start at 1 unit and your opening bet is a loser, your next bet would be 2 units. This will be repeated until there is a winner. In theory this looks like a successful strategy and it may work for a lot of people. However, there are two things to consider before adopting this method. Firstly, you need to have a large bankroll to be able to keep doubling your stake after loss. Secondly, it is very dangerous and could allow yourself to lose a substantial amount of money in a very short space of time.

Written by John, a casino player.

Comments

  • The Martingale betting system is based on doubling. It would work but that’s why casinos have max bets.

  • The ‘double your bet after every loss’ system has been around for a while. It’s bad advice for any gambler.

    It works great untill you hit a string of consecutive losses. Then you lose big!

    It’s no designed to win you any money, only get you even.

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