Blackjack is one of the few games in which the player is actively involved in determining his own fortune, or loss thereof, rather than merely wagering on the outcome of an event over which he has little, if any, control. This aspect is one of the factors that makes blackjack a winnable game … For the player who knows how to win. Lets discuss the more reliable blackjack strategy options.

## Blackjack Basic Strategy

Basic blackjack strategy is a mathematically-proven formula that indicates the best decision—hit, stand, double, split, or surrender—a player can make in any situation. By following Basic Strategy, a player can trim the house’s advantage to less than one percent.

In between the blackjack basic strategy and the advanced blackjack strategy there sits a few  strategies which ought to be termed “intermediate”. However, for the sake of simplicity we’re going to consider intermediate blackjack strategies as basic. These instruct a player how to wager in a manner that will increase his winnings over the course of many hands, regardless of how each individual hand happens to come out. While dismissed by many as hokum, a few intermediate strategies are mathematically sound.

We will also discuss bad blackjack strategy – important to know what not to do.