No matter how much money you earn, there’s always room for some more. This was the thought that occurred to me the last time I went for a coffee with my friend Joe, a stay at home dad, freelancer and general nice guy. As I was the one to pay for his coffee (a delicious espresso), he shared one of his money making secrets with me, one that I decided to try as soon as I got home – blackjack. He said he was a passionate player, and found this popular card game to be the best way to combine playing games with making money. So, I gave it a try – and this is what I learned.
1. Choose your gaming operator wisely
After reading a series of reviews and asking my friend Joe about it, I ended up registering at the Royal Vegas online casino. As I learned in the process, it is one of the highest rated and most secure places I could choose, licensed in the European Union and audited by independent bodies. It is an operator with a long history and thousands of users – it seemed the safest choice for me.
2. Be mindful of the table rules
I was surprised how many variants a simple game like blackjack can have. Ever since it was introduced to the casinos of Las Vegas, blackjack has been offered with a variety of table rules, different number of decks played, and other variations that I will cover some other time (it would take a separate article just to list them all). I was surprised to see how many available casino offers there were.
3. Use at least a basic strategy
Blackjack is not just another game of chance – using at least a basic strategy helps you stay profitable. If you have no idea about what this means, do not despair – a quick search on the web will help you. Using the basic strategy proposed by some of the best gaming websites, I was able to make an extra $10 during my first week at the Royal Vegas Casino, playing at low stakes of course. It doesn’t seem much at first, but think of this – I made them while playing a game!
4. Don’t let yourself be carried away
The most important thing when playing for money: don’t let yourself be carried away! Don’t play “just one more hand”, and don’t desperately try to win back what you’ve lost – this is almost always a bad idea. Set limits for yourself – limits to how much you can afford to lose and how much you want to win – and walk away whenever you reach any of these limits. The Royal Vegas Casino has a strong anti-problem gambling policy, helping players detect their compulsive gaming behavior, limit their daily, weekly or monthly deposits and generally prevent issues from appearing while playing there.