Posts Tagged ‘online blackjack advantages’

Internet Blackjack Tips

Wednesday, November 30th, 2011

One advantage of playing blackjack on the Internet is that there is no time limit. If you are playing at a table at a brick and mortar casino, you don’t want to take too long. There are other people at the table waiting for you to make your move. The dealer is waiting for you. If you sit there and ponder your decision for too long, people are going to get upset.

Online, however, you don’t have that problem. You are playing against a computer program and there is no human dealer or other players at the table waiting on you. You can take as much time as you need. If you don’t have blackjack basic strategy memorized, you can work off of a strategy chart. If you don’t have a chart handy, you can access one online. If you want more strategy advice, you can even read tips on howtoblackjack.org while you play. The casino doesn’t care and it doesn’t bother anyone else.

Too few people take advantage of this. Having as much time as you need is important for new blackjack players. For that reason, some people advocate new players cutting their teeth online before they ever sit down at a real table to play. Even if you don’t want to do that, utilizing the options available to you online can help you save money.

By taking your time, consulting strategy guides and getting tips wile you play, you can avoid making the wrong decisions when playing blackjack. That doesn’t guarantee that you will make money, but it gives you better odds.

Online Blackjack Advantages: Better Rules

Friday, December 3rd, 2010

There are a number of advantages to playing blackjack at online casinos rather than at brick and mortar casinos. One of those advantages is that online casinos sometimes offer better rules. It seems that standard blackjack rules are no longer standard, and the rules are getting worse in land casinos.

In the past, you could take it for granted that the casino would pay out 3:2 for a blackjack. However, with casinos hurting for cash, many are turning to 6:5 payouts, and that is for multi-hand games. It has gotten to the point where blackjack tables with low limits and 3:2 payouts are becoming hard to find in Las Vegas, Atlantic City and other popular destinations.

It’s not just the blackjack payout, either. Casinos are going away from player friendly rules such as having the dealer stand on a soft 17, allowing surrender and more. While the blackjack rules in brick and mortar casinos are getting worse, those in online casinos are staying the same for the most part.

That is because online casinos have a much lower overhead. They have no large building that they have to pay for. They have a smaller staff. They don’t have to offer drinks, food or any of the other perks of gambling on the Strip. Because they have fewer costs, online casinos can offer better rules for blackjack and still make money. If you find an online casino that doesn’t have good rules, then don’t play there. With thousands of online casinos available with the click of a mouse, there is no excuse for playing a blackjack game with bad rules.

Online Blackjack Advantages: Clean Air

Friday, November 12th, 2010

I have written a lot about the advantages of online blackjack over playing at a brick and mortar casino. There is one advantage, though, that did not occur to me until I read about the dealers suing Wynn Casino.

Some blackjack dealers at Wynn Casino in Las Vegas have filed a lawsuit, which actually dates back to October 2009, arguing that dealer Kanie Kastroll was exposed to second-hand smoke as the result of the casino failing to provide a safe and smoke-free environment.

The truth is that many casinos have signs and rules that prohibit smoking on the casino floor. However, those rules go largely ignored. Let me put it this way. If a high roller is puffing away on a cigar while he bets hundreds of dollars on each hand, do you think a casino employee is going to ask him to stop smoking? No, they will do anything in their power to keep him happy and keep him playing.

Some players find the smoke annoying and as the lawsuit indicates, many dealers also find it annoying or, worse yet, unsafe. If you play blackjack at a brick and mortar casino and are annoyed by a smoker at your table, you can always move to another table, but why should you have to? Plus, what if a smoker goes to that table or if there are no empty tables far enough away from smokers?

If you play your blackjack online then you don’t have to worry about that, unless a family member smokes. If so, then that’s something you need to deal with anyway. You might want to tell them that it bothers you. In any case, when you play online blackjack, you can control the environment because the environment is your home. You can make sure it is smoke free or if you are a smoker, you can smoke as much as you want without getting dirty looks! You can also control the air temperature, how dark the room is, how loud the games are and more. You can also choose the music you listen to while you play, which is a benefit because some casinos have terrible music.

So that is just another thing to keep in mind. There are some things that online casinos cannot duplicate, but in other ways the online version is better. Getting to control your environment is one of those ways.

Online Blackjack Advantage: No Waiting

Wednesday, April 28th, 2010

A lot of people prefer to do their gambling at a brick and mortar casino, where you have all of the sights and sounds, performances, cocktail waitresses, glamour and style. However, there are a lot of advantages to playing at an online casino instead.

If you play online blackjack, you don’t have to worry about feeling intimidated or rushed by the dealer or other players. You also don’t have to worry about tipping the dealer. Since you’re home, you can be as comfortable as you want, including lying in bed in your underwear while playing online blackjack on your laptop computer. There are also fewer distractions, or at least you can better control any distractions.

There is another advantage, though, that is not often discussed. When you play online blackjack, there is no waiting. If you walk into a busy brick and mortar casino and want to play blackjack, you may have to wait your turn. Blackjack is the most popular table game in casinos, so there is never a shortage of people playing.

Different blackjack tables offer different rules and odds, so once you find the one at which you want to play, that table might be full. If it is, you have to wait until someone is done playing and gets up from their seat. Sometimes this happens within a few minutes and it’s no big deal, but other times that blackjack table will be full for some time. So what do you do then?

If you’ve been waiting for a while and a seat hasn’t opened up at your preferred blackjack table, you then have to either keep waiting or go find a different table. Maybe there’s another table that has the rules you want or maybe there is not. You might have to compromise and take a table with less favorable rules just in order to play right away. Or maybe you should go play a different game and then come back to blackjack.

When you play at an online casino, you don’t have that problem. Online blackjack tables are virtual tables that really don’t have anyone playing there. Because of the online setting, the internet casinos have the effect of having an unlimited number of blackjack tables with an unlimited number of seats. That is because you are simply playing against the computer and no real table is necessary. Likewise, there is no limit of how many dealers the casino employs (since there is no dealer) and there are no other players at the table. Instead, it is simply you and the dealer, or more accurately, you and the random number generator.

For that reason, you can visit the online casino at any time, whether it’s peak hours or a slow time, and have no problem playing right away. You can join an online blackjack table instantly and have no wait. That’s one of the reasons I prefer to play online blackjack. There is no wait and no annoying guy next to you telling you his life story and about that time that he almost broke the casino.

To take advantage of being able to play instantly, find a good online casino and play today.

Online Blackjack Advantage: No Tipping

Friday, April 23rd, 2010

As I have said before, there are many advantages to playing online blackjack rather than playing at a brick and mortar casino. For one thing, you don’t need to travel to an online casino, pay for lodging or food. There are no hookers or drug dealers trying to talk you out of your money (well, probably not, depending on where you live).

Another advantage of playing online blackjack is that at an online casino, there is no dealer. Why is that an advantage? It is for a few reasons. First of all, even though it’s irrational, new blackjack players are often intimidated by a dealer, especially when it seems that they’re trying to speed up the game. They feel rushed and pressured into making a quick decision, which can lead to mistakes. When playing at an online casino, you can take as much time as you want, pull out your blackjack card, study it, call a friend to ask for advice, take a nap, and then decide to take a hit. It doesn’t matter because there is no dealer waiting for you, nor are there other players at the table.

Another reason that playing online blackjack is better is because no dealer means that you don’t have to tip. You may not know this, but you are expected to tip at a blackjack table at a brick and mortar casino, especially if you’re having a hot streak. If you didn’t know this, then you were probably right when you thought the dealer was unhappy with you. How much you should tip depends on who you ask – mostly it’s personal preference – but you tip more if you’re betting more and in the end, tipping can increase the house edge.

With online blackjack, however, there is no dealer, so even if you wanted to tip, there’s no one to give it to. I’m sure if you contacted customer service and told them that since you made a lot of money you want to give some to the casino, they would probably laugh and assume it was a prank. When you play at an online casino, there is no tipping, which means you hold on to more of your winnings. In a land-based casino, even if you only tip in one out of every 100 hands, that adds 1% to the house edge. By playing online blackjack, you get to keep that 1% (or more).

Therefore, if you are new to the blackjack game, don’t have a whole lot of disposable income, or simply don’t like tipping, playing online is the better way to go. Online blackjack is easier, less stressful and it saves you money.