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How Many Hands to Play Blackjack

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Many inexperienced card counters wonder how many hands in blackjack are better for them. Of course, we mean a situation when the count is positive because when it is negative, you should play one hand or leave the table if possible.

There is a fairly common misconception that with an increasing positive count, you should bet on more hands and not raise bets. Supporters of this method explain it because they save the expectation, and the variance decreases.

But in fact, by doing so, we reduce the number of hands that can be played at a great value for us.

This dramatically reduces the chances of winning.

One or Several Hands in Blackjack

Read carefully:

• If the casino's rules allow, playing on one or two hands is better when you're the only player at the table.
• If one more player bets on one hand, you bet on two hands.
• If there are two more players, or one playing two hands, you wager on three hands.
• If three betting areas are occupied, you play four hands.

Sometimes your neighbors at the table can bet on various numbers of boxes in every hand. If the count is positive, bet on all remaining areas. It does not matter how big the positive count is.

More Tips on Number of Hands in BJ

Here's some more advice.

If you see a few cards in the shoe left before the plastic insert card, and your count is positive, you should bet on all hands available.

You can slightly reduce bets on all of them. You are interested in getting as many cards as possible. The main thing is not to hurry and not do it too early. This method is used by many experienced players, even in cases where they do not find the card, but the game is good for them.

You can increase the number of hands if the count is positive, but the table limits do not give the maximum opportunity to make the desired bets. Then there is nothing else to do but to bet on more hands. However, it is better not to play at tables with the slightest difference between the minimum and maximum bets.

Conclusion

Remember that playing on a different number of hands is as important as following the basic strategy and card counting. With their rational use, these factors significantly reduce the house edge and even beat the casino.

Frequently asked Questions

The number of hands depends on the rules of the blackjack. In some versions, you may make one bet only. In others, you may play several hands.

Yes, it is. If you play at land-based casinos, card counting will help you win. If you are a customer of an online casino, this method is practically useless.

You should realize that becoming a professional blackjack player will take a long time. You need to start from the general rules, then move to the basic strategy, optimal strategies, card counting, etc. You will have to practice much. Please, read articles about various blackjack issues on Casinoz.

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