The internet is awash with pieces of advice which are, put politely, less than accurate or helpful. When you consider just how huge the online gaming world has become, particularly since the introduction of 'live' games, in other words games which include real dealers and real cards rather than computer generated results, it makes sense that there would be thousands of folks out there who each have a system which they are sure could guarantee you bigger wins and smaller losses. The truth of the matter is as follows; Blackjack is a game of chance. Of course, whether to hit or stick is your choice, as is when to fold and when to double up but you cannot, effectively, predict what card going to appear next. You can narrow it down, but you cannot predict; a sad fact but one which needs to be understood if a gamer is to have any level of success at a Blackjack table, be it virtual or in house.
The best advice we can give to an expert player is as follows, avoid falling for certain scams and so-called fool-proof systems such as the ones we are about to mention as these are likely to provide you with little more than a swift way to lose your hard earned cash. First up is the famed 'Mimic the dealer' approach. This system promises you the same success rate as the house right? Wrong. As a dealer cannot double or split, a gamer could also never take these options on board and, as a result, the house is given an edge. A shame as the basic premise suggests that equality is guaranteed.
Other systems such as 'Assume Ten in the Hole' also fall flat, leaving the house with various advantages which, though these systems are meant to benefit you the gamer could actually see the house gain an advantage of 10% or more on you and your hand. So, put plainly, the best Blackjack strategy for an advanced gamer who constantly seeks to improve her or his game is simple, avoid too many strategies as they can often lead you down the wrong path.