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Psychology of the Blackjack Player

If you are ready to come into the casino, whether that be online or on land, you should be sure to come in with the right frame of mind. When you play in a competitive game of blackjack, emotions can run high. There are some important things to stick to in order to keep a lid on the emotional side of your brain and stick with the logical side.

Blackjack is a game of statistics, probability and skill. There is no way to know exactly what the next card turned over will be, but there are ways to have a pretty good guess. One of the best ways to control your way of thinking in a blackjack game is to be an expert at the basics. Any player, at any level of experience has the same ability to memorize the basic strategy chart. This is the first vital step. Playing with this in your mind will give you confidence, and in blackjack, confidence is one important key to success in the long term.

Some players can get whiny when they lose. This is no one's fault, but a result of your choices alone. Do not get angry with the dealer! They are a very controlled part of the blackjack experience. Every time they get a total of 17, they stick; they follow the casino's rules. Also, some players moan when less experienced players are playing at the table with them. They bellyache that their bad moves are affecting their cards. That is nonsense, and it is statistically more likely that their bad decisions will positively affect you.

The cardinal rule of playing games in the casino is to make sure that you are playing with money you can afford to lose. Even players that have the most advanced counting systems and use the latest strategies will have bad days. All of these methods are to help you win over the long haul. Never play beyond the bank limits you have set for yourself.