The first and foremost thing to know about blackjack is the game of skill, not just luck like other casino games. But don’t be fooled if someone tells you that this blackjack skill set is easy to acquire because it isn’t. Keep in mind that practice is the key to being very good at what you do, not just playing blackjack. The more you practice, the better you will do again. Now, let’s see how we can apply it to the blackjack learning process.
Let’s talk about practice, what exactly is it? Is this something you do mechanically over and over for hours? Part of it, yeah. But the most important part of practice is developing patience and self-control, not just mechanics. Learn to control your emotions while doing something over and over again. This is how you learn yourself, your insides, while doing a routine that can drive other people crazy. Patience is a key factor for everything around us. There is an old saying: “Those who cannot control themselves do not deserve to be in the position of power.”
Why is it important to learn to control yourself? The answer is easy: risk of losing money. Gambling is an addiction, a psychological one, and we have seen many players chasing cards and odds and losing everything. Why? Due to the inability to control oneself emotionally. Now that we know what the foundation of all losses is, we can proceed to the mechanics.
Let’s talk about money. Imagine yourself in the real money casino, why are you there? You are there because you came to play, you came to win, and you had a great time enjoying what the casino has to offer. Think about your budget. How much can you lose by playing at the casino? Remember, gambling is psychology, the amount you lose at the casino is totally related to the ability to control yourself and your money. Don’t gamble to the last dollar. If you see that you lost more than half of your initial budget, walk away. There will be another day and another game to play, but today is over. You’ve been chasing money and I rekt you.