The Ultimate Blackjack Guide

  • Recommended Casinos The Wizard’s picks for the best places to play blackjack online
  • Blackjack for Beginners Advice, tips and rules to help you improve your game
  • Blackjack Tools Basic strategy charts, odds analysis, and advice
  • Advanced Blackjack Analysis, strategy charts and probabilities for that extra edge

Recommended Blackjack Casinos

The Wizard endorses these 3 casinos to play blackjack for real money.


Blackjack for Beginners

Our beginner’s guide to Blackjack is an introduction into the world’s most popular casino game.


Blackjack Tools

Analyze and improve your game with the use of these free tools, calculators, and advice.


Blackjack for Advanced Players

Serious blackjack players who are looking for ways to take the advantage away from the casino and put themselves on top.


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Getting Started: Blackjack for Beginners

Introduction: How The Game Works

Blackjack should need no introduction. It is the most popular table game in the United States, and is easily found in casinos throughout the world.

The object of the game of Blackjack is simply to get more points than the dealer without going over 21.

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Blackjack for Advanced Players

Advanced Blackjack Topics

Analysis and advice for experienced players who have mastered basic strategy, and are looking to add an extra edge to their game.


Basic Strategy Calculator

Let me determine the correct basic strategy for you, under just about any set of rules, using my basic strategy calculator.

I still have my traditional charts too:


My articles on blackjack.


Blackjack Variants

Books - Wizard Reviewed

Big Book of Blackjack

by Arnold Snyder

Topics include an in-depth history of blackjack, biographies of the influencial people to the game, how to beat lots of blackjack variants and side bets, cheating, team play, an FAQ, and blackjack poetry.

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Free Blackjack Trainer

I’m proud to finally add a blackjack game and trainer to my web site. The game is mostly self- explanatory. If you make an inferior play, the game will warn you first. If doubling or splitting is mathematically the correct play, but you don't have enough chips, the game will give the best advice for what you can afford to do.

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Blackjack Rule Variations

Rule variations will have an effect on the player's expected return. The numbers below show the effect on the player's return under various rules and after taking into consideration proper basic strategy adjustments. These changes are relative to the following rules: eight decks, dealer stands on soft 17, player may double on anyfirst two cards, player can double after splitting, playermay split to 4 hands.

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Blackjack Side Bets

Analysis of some popular blackjack side bets that I have seen.

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