One of the most intriguing parts of playing blackjack is strategy and different people have their own take on how it all works and what is the best way to play. What is recognized by the biggest majority of players is that you should always be playing with a basic strategy card. This is a simple card that tells you whether to hit, stand, split, double down or surrender on each possible card combination for both you and the dealer.
Following one of these will cut the house edge to a minimum so it really doesn’t make a whole lot of sense to play without one. Where players differ though is deciding how much to bet. Some believe that you should just bet the same amount on every single hand while other think that you should use some kind of a mathematical progressive system. There are loads of different progressions that you can use and the biggest majority of them are covered at Online Blackjack Guru in the strategy section.
I’m kind of on the fence with this one because on the one hand, if you just bet the same amount on each hand you will just have the house edge eating at your bankroll over and over again. With a progressive system you can definitely get ahead and experience a winning run but it can all come crashing down in one bad losing stint. Your best bet would be to read about all the different options and then test them out for yourself to see which idea you’re the most comfortable with. Maybe test these ideas on some free blackjack games as well to get a full feel for them and gauge how well they would do in real money games.