Before you ever play your first hand of blackjack, you need to take account of a few things about blackjack. As a blackjack player, you need to understand the concept of ‘reasonable winnings’. Additionally, it’s a tremendous aid for you as a player if you keep a detailed record of your wins and losses. ‘Reasonable winnings’ is a simple concept, easy to understand but hard to put in practice. When you’re at the blackjack table, you simply cannot expect to walk away with millions or maybe even anything in your first trips to the casino.
It’s important to be realistic when you gamble generally or play blackjack specifically. The number one tip I can give you is bankroll management. It’s essential to maintain absolute control of your bankroll; you can use the size of your bankroll in order to realistically estimate your reasonable winnings. If you have a bankroll of a couple thousand dollars, it’s highly unlikely you’ll play blackjack and come back with tons of cash. Keeping your winnings expectation within reason helps you play blackjack smarter. You won’t make foolish bets thinking you’ll get all of that money super fast. It should help you to extend the life of your bankroll by playing more conservatively which will mean smaller winnings but also smaller losses in blackjack.
The bottom line is, if you understand the concept of reasonable winnings in blackjack, you’ll be playing a lot longer and as you increase your bankroll, your reasonable winnings will also increase.
Lew "Chubs" O'Connor