Blackjack is a social game for most recreational players. A big part of the gambling fun playing a blackjack game in a casino is having fun with old friends and making new ones along the way.
Having said that, don’t take much stock in what others do or say regarding blackjack. It will have little effect on your game moving forward.
It always has to be said that we always want to win when gambling. For some reason, there are some that think it’s only possible to have fun playing blackjack when winning.
The general public wants to win and have fun while gambling. Shocking, I know.
While chopping it up with new friends can be fun, there are plenty of people that want to offer advice. Sometimes the information is useful. Most of the time it’s not. Ultimately, it doesn’t matter.
The good and bad plays at a blackjack table are essentially a wash when we zoom out and look at the number of hands that will be played. Sure, there could be a short-term impact but that won’t last forever.
Some blackjack players will offer advice in part to help themselves. These players typically aren’t aware that their advice won’t have an effect on their overall performance.
In general, one player’s good or bad plays at blackjack won’t have much of a long-term impact on anyone else. Learning this changed my life as a blackjack player.
While I was learning blackjack, I thought I knew everything about the game. I didn’t but offered my two cents when I felt necessary.
When I was new to blackjack and learning the correct basic strategy, I’d make some kind of noise or motion when people made bad plays. Sometimes I’d groan so the players could hear and move to the table next to me.
All of these actions were as obnoxious as they sound. I was letting strategy get in the way of having fun when gambling.
I had no idea how little my advice to others mattered to my hand and possible winnings. Most recreational blackjack players don’t appear to know this either.
My fun when playing blackjack games increased exponentially after learning that other players’ bad moves will essentially even out over time. The stress of worrying about other players went away and I’ve been able to enjoy blackjack more than I ever expected.
Learning that the house edge doesn’t change and that my bankroll won’t be affected by how other people play allows me to focus on my game and just have fun while chatting with others at the table.
The short-term impact from someone misplaying a hand may be annoying but it will all even out over time. There’s no reason to get testy about other people.
I’ll gladly offer advice to others when they ask but don’t just offer it for no reason. Unwanted advice is one of the reasons that some gamblers stay away from playing live blackjack games.
Some players feel pressure to use blackjack advice from other players whether it’s right or wrong. It can be uncomfortable for all involved.
Machine game players enjoy the games without others offering advice. This goes for slot machine players as well as the stadium or electronic blackjack game players.
The bottom line is that if you enjoy talking blackjack strategy at the table feel free. Or don’t. It really doesn’t matter. Just have a fun time playing blackjack. Afterall, that’s why you’re reading a blog about blackjack.
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