Blackjack800 - Welcome
Hello, and welcome to Blackjack 800 - the online home for non-professional blackjack players - written and maintained by a team of true twentyone fans. We've all been playing on-and-off for more than 10 years, and pride ourselves in our responsible gambling approach. We don't believe gambling will lead you straight to hell; but we do believe every gamble made is a risk; and one that has to be taken seriously by the person making it.
We're not here to lecture anyone; and believe me; we've made bets that we've regretted too - but it's absolutely vital we always keep control of the money we're playing, the money we feel comfortable risking and the time we've been playing. That last part is crucial in our approach of non-professional blackjack. Controlling bet sizing is easy when you're feeling fresh and healthy; but after a session of ten hours of cards flashing in front of your eyes - you make irrational choices and moves; something that will cost you dearly (something that's never the case in other casino games like roulette or bingo).
So, read up on this web site. Learn the details of the blackjack game and learn how you can twist the odds in your favor as much as possible; and play feeling as fresh as possible.
Basic Strategy and Card Counting
Basic strategy is vital, and can't be underrated. You need to know exactly what to do at any point; and you need to be sure. Card counting is a cool concept, and it's been extremely profitable for thousands of blackjack professionals; but without full knowledge of basic strategy - card counting is useless. Take my word for it; minimizing your loss-rate is the first step in turning that into a win-rate.
Blackjack tournaments are the new hype in the world of blackjack; Trying to add a new allure of skill to a game of chance worked for the poker world through tournaments like the World Series of Poker and the World Poker Tour. Casino officials are trying to do the same with large-scale blackjack tournaments; and they're starting to get some ground. Our site has loads of information on blackjack tournaments; so keep your eyes on that section!
There's loads more information on our site, so browse through all the data and make sure to send us an e-mail if you have any questions!