Louis Wheeler

Louis Wheeler

With digital marketing strategies in his blood, Louis Wheeler has traveled around the world, exploring gambling cultures and gaining experience in casino games from 2003. If you are in a casino anywhere around the planet, you may find him right next to you, playing blackjack, roulette or texas hold'em. 

Blackjack Payouts Made Simple

For blackjack starters, you don't have to compete against other players for blackjack payouts. It's you against the dealer, in single-hand blackjack games, or multi-hand blackjack games.

As a newcomer to the blackjack scene, you may be surprised to learn that you don't need to form a hand value of 21, or even blackjack to win a game. The only thing that is required is a hand value that beats the dealer's hand, without exceeding 21. That being said, let's get down to the business of blackjack payouts. 

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Louis Wheeler
January 26, 2020

When Should You Hit or Stand in Blackjack?

The player is always first to act in blackjack and that is why it is a hard decision when to hit or stand in blackjack. Think about this for a second. The player must always risk drawing additional cards or standing on a hand total before the dealer is required to act.

Let's say you're dealt a Jack of diamonds and a 6 of hearts. That's a hand total of 16 and a pretty good hand at that. If the dealer’s upcard is a 10, should you risk drawing a card greater than 5? Or, should you simply stand on 16? It's an important decision that you're about to make.

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Louis Wheeler
January 26, 2020

Blackjack Insurance

Blackjack insurance is a side bet available to players when the dealer’s upcard is an Ace. In this scenario, players are presented with an interesting proposition: if you take the additional insurance bet, you can protect yourself in the event that the dealer’s hole card is a 10-value card a.k.a, the dealer has a blackjack. The insurance bet is offered at 50% of your original bet, and it pays 2:1.

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Louis Wheeler
January 23, 2020

What is Progressive Betting?

With a progressive betting system, players allow the results of one bet to determine how much they will be placing on the next bet. Whether you're playing progressive blackjack, progressive roulette, or progressive sports betting, the rationale is the same; your future bet depends on the performance of your past bet.

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Louis Wheeler
January 20, 2020

Blackjack Card Values Explained

Pretty much everyone understands that 21 is the magic number in blackjack. But what about individual cards? Is 10 + Ace the equivalent of King + Ace? What about a multi-card 21 like 7 + 4 + King? How do these combinations stack up? We will unravel the mysteries of blackjack card values by taking on concepts such as Hard Hands, Soft Hands and winning hand totals. Sit back, relax, and enjoy expert insights into blackjack card values.

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Louis Wheeler
January 8, 2020