I have always enjoyed the game of Blackjack and rarely leave a casino after a night on the Blackjack table without winning. I do not however claim to be a professional player. My interest in the techniques and strategies behind the game of Blackjack became serious four years ago when my brother in law started playing online Blackjack to cash in on the bonuses offered. I decided to give it a go and made 10,000 pounds in 3 months playing on average 3 – 4 hours a night.
I registered with a few casinos and played for real money using the Basic Blackjack Strategy which can be found on any search engine. Playing strictly by this Strategy reduces the house edge to an absolute minimum. Most casinos offer bonuses as an incentive to join and play, sometimes a one off on signing up but often on a monthly basis. In order to qualify for the bonus you have to meet with certain wagering requirements.
To illustrate the technique we will take a look at a real play example taken from playing Blackjack at a well known online casino
I paid 50 pounds to the casino and must play 250 games (or hands) to qualify for the bonus. I wager the minimum bet on each hand (usually 1 – 2 pounds) and play strictly according to the Basic Blackjack Strategy. After the wagering requirement (250 games or hands) I would be roughly equal with the house (sometimes a little up, say 60 pounds and sometimes a little down, say 40 pounds). At this point the casino awards me their bonus, in this case 30 pounds. I immediately stop play and cash in. As you can see, even if I was down to 40 pounds, with the bonus added I still made 20 pounds. If I am up say to 60 pounds when I have met the wagering requirements and the bonus is awarded, my profit increases to 40 pounds. The game in the above example took half an hour to complete. I then simply sign in to another casino and repeat the situs slot process.
As illustrated above a lot of people, including myself, made very good money from playing Blackjack online for the house bonuses. Sadly, the online casinos soon caught on to the loophole in the bonus scheme and either upped the wagering requirements to such a degree that it is not worth the time involved or have eliminated various card games (including Blackjack) from their bonus schemes altogether. Thus, if a bonus is awarded whilst playing Blackjack you cannot cash it in until you have played 1,500 times the value of the bonus plus your initial deposit on the slot machines. Absolutely pointless!
Some casinos still offer good bonuses that you can cash in or use to up the amount you play with each session. All have conditions regarding how much you must wager before you can cash in. If in any doubt or you do not want to waste loads of time trawling through the small print, before you play for real money simply contact the casinos on-line live help desk and ask to be removed from all bonus and promotional offers immediately. If you are new to online blackjack I would recommend this as the safest option.