Push the blackjack odds in your favour
Written the 2012-08-17 in the "Casino Games" category.
Blackjack is one of the most popular games that you will find either in a land casino or online. Land casinos especially love blackjack for the simple reason that they make more profit from it than any other table game, although they will never admit that.
The truth is that many players come to a land casino, enjoy a few subsidized drinks, may even eat a subsidized meal and feel obliged to pay for all these subsidies by playing some blackjack and putting their losses down to entertainment.
Playing blackjack online is a whole different ball game. There are no subsidized meals and drinks or reason to feel guilty about taking them. Instead there are bonuses and promotions to keep players happy and contended instead. These bonuses should never be regarded as something for nothing. Instead a thinking blackjack player will use these bonuses to push the odds in their favour as much as they can.
Online bonuses have become a very major party of online casino culture and it takes a very brave of very stupid customer services department to refuse a player who has been depositing regularly.
Where many players make a mistake is when asking a bonus after they have made a deposit. Players who know how to extract the maximum from their favourite online casino will only ask for a bonus before they make a deposit, and usually send out a heavy hint that they are “shopping around” for the best match deposit bonus deal. Even though they have no intention of going to play their blackjack at another casino.
As well as asking for the highest percentage match bonus that they can get, a wise player will take their time to check out exactly the terms and conditions for accepting this bonus. With competition for cash players becoming increasingly fierce online casinos are becoming much more liberal with minimum wagering requirements before being eligible to make a withdrawal and are prepared to negotiate with a player who they want to keep.
So once the deal has been done, then a player can sit down to a blackjack session knowing that they have put only half of the chips that they have in front of them at risk. If they play well and lady luck is on their side then they have a much better chance of coming up with an overall playing profit. If the curve is working slightly against them, then they could still be eligible to withdraw their initial stake, plus some of the bonus that they received after meeting the minimum wagering requirements.