Busting the Myths Around Blackjack

Busting the Myths Around Blackjack

Published Date · Feb. 23, 2021 · Last Updated · Dec. 14, 2022 ·Read Time · 3 mins

Blackjack is one of the most popular card games that you will find at a casino. In land-based casinos, you will find that the blackjack tables gather the most crowds. The game itself gathers a lot of concentration, memorisation and self-control when the action gets going. In general, blackjack is one of the most interesting games you will find in a casino. However, there are many common misconceptions and myths that can prevent you from enjoying the game.

The Myth Around Card Counting

Many people believe the way to win at blackjack is to count cards. You can also win games by chance, which is how the game is meant to be played. We really doubt that the creator of the game had any idea that people would try and create strategies to beat the system. Card counting though is the most common strategy used, but it isn’t the only winning formula. It is just the point that the other ways to win are less known and can be less effective.

The other myth about counting cards is that you have to be a mathematician as good as Albert Einstein. This is not the case whatsoever. The counting procedure is very simple and straightforward, anyone can do it.  Some people do it by counting the cards as they come out of the shuffle, or some practice by counting the trees on the morning commute. This results in an automatic counting system that will tell the player when the deck is hot or cold.


Myths Around Online Blackjack

People often think that playing at an online casino gives them a lower chance of winning at blackjack because you are playing against a computer instead of a live dealer. Online casino blackjack is pretty much the same thing as blackjack in a real-life casino, except that the cards are shuffled by a software program instead of an actual dealer. The cards are mixed every game at an online casino, whereas live dealers use multiple decks and normally shuffle them all after about 75% of the deck has been used. This means that you can’t count the cards when playing online.

Most online casinos nowadays use automatic shuffler, so most operate similarly, so there aren’t any real notable differences between the online versions of blackjack. You can also try playing with a live dealer if you think you can “read” the dealer, guess what cards they have and therefore increase your chances of winnings like you would in a normal casino.

It Takes Ages To Learn

Many people think that it will take a while to learn how to play blackjack. This is not entirely the case. There are very few rules of how to play blackjack at a casino and there are some rules that the dealers have to follow as well.

You Can Win Big Quickly

You might see some people winning big money whilst playing blackjack. That isn’t strictly true. People who play poker tend to win big prize pools at tournaments with big sponsorship deals and all that. This isn’t the case with blackjack. The game of blackjack is, in general, slower and normally has a restriction on the maximum bet value you can place unless you are playing with the millionaires somewhere like Monaco. This means that you won’t become a millionaire overnight by playing blackjack.

It Can Be Very Addictive

Some people believe that blackjack is more addictive than any other casino game. This is not true at all. It is a more intellectual game that requires a lot of skill to play. Players have to be more rational when they play blackjack because you can only make a choice when the cards are on the table, the likelihood of you getting what you need and what the chances are of you getting the cards. It is less addictive than a game like roulette, for example, as people get hooked on games of chance and the games that have the bigger odds on them as they can win bigger in an instant.


So hopefully we have dismantled some of the myths around the casino card game of blackjack. Are there any tips and tricks you would like us to cover in our next blog. Let us know!


Matthew Wojciow

Content Writer