The GameMaster's Blackjack School
introduction to lessons
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Blackjack is a game of skill and this is where you can learn the skills it takes to beat the game.
The 7 lessons you see here will take you step-by-step through the process of
learning how to play each hand properly, how to count cards, how and when to properly bet and literally hundreds of
other "tricks of the trade". The course is long, but this is not something you have to learn overnight. Take your
time, do what we say and you'll soon be on your way to playing a winning game of Blackjack.
Developed especially for the Internet, this course was originally taught 'in
person' at a cost of $400 for each student. Now it's free, but you're still able to contact The GameMaster via
e-mail and he will personally answer any questions you may have.
Start at Lesson 1 and go as far and as fast as you wish. The thrill of winning
at casino Blackjack is literally at your fingertips.
The foundation of winning at Blackjack is to utilize proper basic strategy in
playing the hands. "Proper" means that each decision you make on hitting, standing, doubling or splitting pairs is
the correct mathematical play for that hand. There is no room for intuition, gut feelings or guessing when it comes
to basic strategy; you must make the "percentage" play each time. Even if you've doubled an 11 against a dealer's
10 five times in a row and lost, when that hand comes up a sixth time you must double. Consistency is a big part of
playing a winning game, so resolve right now that you are going to make the proper play, regardless if the dealer
rolls his eyes upward or the other players at the table groan quietly when you do it. You are there for the money
-- there's no other reason to play blackjack -- and the application of proper basic strategy is going to get that
money for you; what others think of your play is not important.
The correct basic strategy for a blackjack game depends upon the rules of the
casino where you will be playing. The strategy which applies to a single deck game in Reno, for example, is quite a
bit different than the strategy for an eight- deck game in Atlantic City. I'm going to show you how to learn the
basic strategy of your choice; exactly what that strategy is will depend on you.
Here's what that looks like for a fairly common game: Six decks, double on any
first two cards, double after splitting pairs is permitted and the dealer stands on A-6