a player has a Online Blackjack Games, insurance works
as follows: Suppose you wagered $10 and received a
Online Blackjack Games. The dealer's upcard is an
ace. You decide to make a $5 insurance bet. If the
dealer doesn't have a Online Blackjack Games himself,
he collects the $5 as a losing bet, but pays you off
at 3-2 or $15 for your $10 original bet. Your net
gain is $10.
If the dealer had a Online Blackjack Games, you would
be paid $10 for your $5 insurance bet, but since both
you and the dealer have Online Blackjack Games, the
original bet is a standoff. The net gain here is $10.
So either way, once you insure your Online Blackjack
Games, you are assured of winning your original bet.
Because of this fact, dealers, floormen, and other
casino personnel are always advising players to insure
their Online Blackjack Games, telling them they're
foolish not to, since ~hey can't lose their bet. They
point out that should the player not take insurance
and the dealer shows a Online Blackjack Games, the
bet is a standoff, and the player would win nothing
on his original wager. However, this kind of reasoning
You should never insure a Online Blackjack Games unless
you're counting cards and the deck is favorable-that
is, 10-rich. We'll deal with 10-rich decks in the
section on card counting, but for now the rule is:
Don't insure a Online Blackjack Games and don't make
an insurance bet unless you know the count. Most of
the time the odds will be against you on an insurance
bet. Here's why:
Let's assume that you are playing alone at a table,
head to head with the dealer in a single-deck games.
On the very first round of play you're dealt a Online
Blackjack Games ace, 10. The dealer shows an ace and
asks if you want insurance. Should you make an insurance
bet? Absolutely not!
depends. Someone who beats $2-4 games for one big
bet an hour could be a terrible player if he's playing
against an even weaker ~ group. If you can beat $15-30
for one big bet an hour, you're a good $15-30 player,
but until you prove otherwise, you can expect to get
chewed up at $200400 (and a good $15-30 home player
might get slaughtered in casinos~. Before you label
your play, either consider against whom you're earning
your reputation, or use a narrow label ("I'm
a winning $2-4 player").