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A Reason To Increase Your Blackjack Limits

February 15, 2013 at 5:47 PM | by | ()

Gambling is funny.

The majority of players believe old wives tales and myths more than they believe the actual math of the games they're playing. Myths can be argued, but actual statistics can't. Blackjack is one of the most popular casino games and it seems like it has the most myths about it. Players recount these inaccurate tales almost every time we sit down to play. It's mathematical fact that the players next to us have little, if any, effect on the results of playing blackjack; however, we can't help but hate when the person next next to us makes the wrong play.

Generally, when sitting at a lower limits table, we'll find a less educated player next to us. That's fine. Low limits are a great way to get into the game and learn how to play. New blackjack players generally don't know the correct strategy on how to play. The players and dealers will often offer friendly advice, for better or worse. Sometimes, the facts and what we see in front of us don't always connect. That's human nature. There is one way to avoid this frustrating situation. Step up to higher limits.

It's not always true that higher limits blackjack players know the correct strategy, but there's a good chance that they will and that's not because higher limits players are any smarter then the folks playing the low limits games. Most people don't start playing blackjack at higher limits which means higher limits players are generally more experienced. The more experience someone has playing blackjack, the more they will learn the right and wrong moves to make. If you're spooked by people making wrong plays at your table, you will likely find less of that if you step up to higher limits tables.

It's not always in the wallet to play higher limits and we shouldn't play above what we can afford so if you can't swing the move up in limits, don't worry. The math says that, over the long run, the person making bad plays at the table won't have any affect on whether or not you win.

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