Here are 5 ways to take back control of your money and the game of blackjack:
#1 Contemplate – Take your time playing your hand, once the cards have been dealt you can act as if you are not sure what you would like to do. Should I split my fives (NO NEVER!) should I double, should I double after I split. You can not control how fast the blackjack dealer removes the cards from the shoe but you do have control of how long it takes you to play your hand. * Do not be unreasonable with your actions but definitely contemplate your next move.
#2 Change it up – Ask for change for bigger chips. This will give you a chance to slow down the blackjack dealer and let the dust settle for a minute. Coloring up works too, although most casinos will ask you to wait until the shoe is over if you try to color up too many times during the shoe.
#3 Bet the Rainbow – Place wagers in different denominations using different color chips (highest valued chips on the bottom). This is one of the best strategies to take control back because no one can say anything to you and it really does slow down the game and increase your control. * Bonus if you are lucky enough to get a blackjack sit back and watch as the dealer breaks down your checks (another word for casino chips) and sweats the payout.
#4 Go Valdez on Them – Spilling a drink on the layout will demand immediate attention from the casino pit staff and it brings the game to a screeching halt! Since the floorman or pit clerk will have to come over and mop up the mess with a bunch of paper towels or a rag, action ceases until the spill is cleaned up (most likely they will have to change out some cards too). This technique is to be used in extreme cases, say the table is just ice cold and the blackjack dealer is a jerk and no one is having fun. * Since it is kind of a hassle make sure you only use this one time, maybe two tops but after that you will most likely be asked to leave.
#5 Gratuity is Added – You would be absolutely amazed at how simple tipping the blackjack dealer and asking them to slow down can be. Most blackjack dealers work on tips or tokes and they do not realize that they might be running you over on the blackjack table. Nine times out of ten they will slow down if you ask, and hey if you are betting the rainbow bet, a little $2.50 bet for the dealers is a great touch!
So if you arm yourself with helpful hints and quick tips on how to lower your chances of getting clobbered right out of the gate, you will find that playing blackjack is a lot of fun and could lead to winning some loot! Just make sure you use some of these techniques to help you take back control at the blackjack table. Slow the game down and enjoy your casino experience.