Using the Probabilities of Online Blackjack to Win Big

With so many user guides and books promising to teach blackjack players the odds of the game, it's surprising how few actually tell players how to use those probabilities. Unless players know what to do with the statistics and probabilities of online blackjack, the numbers are useless.

What the Numbers Tell

There are multiple guides and tables that lay out the odds of every card in blackjack. Whether players are enjoying a game with 1 deck or more, there is always the same number of cards in each deck and the values are always the same. As players keep track of the cards that have come before, the balance between high and low cards shifts, making it more or less likely that the next card dealt will be high or low.

Hit or Stand

Depending on what card the player already has showing, he or she always wants either a high or a low card. A high card can push a low total up towards 21 or cause an already high hand value to bust. A low card value can help give players a small boost to the hand's total. Players who know that the odds are good that the next card will be high will only hit if they have a very low hand total. If they have an already high total and it's likely the next card will also be high, the player should stand, lest he or she bust.

The nuances of using the probabilities of online blackjack are complex. Players should always practice on free games with their probability guides so that when they put money on the line, they know what they are doing.