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@betkate92 what's basic strategy? Is it hard to learn?

@WellerD what's rakeback - how does it work with BJ?dude forget refs and look for rakeback instead. blackjack usually has good rakeback deals since the house edge is so low

Basic strategy is basically a cheat sheet for blackjack - it tells you the mathematically best play for every possible hand. Here's a tip: start with live dealer blackjack, not RNG. The pace is slower so you'll have time to think about your moves, plus it's more social!Thanks guys!

@betkate92 what's basic strategy? Is it hard to learn?

@WellerD what's rakeback - how does it work with BJ?

@DagaW true but that's assuming perfect play. most newbies make tons of mistakes and end up with way worse oddsLemme drop some actual math here - using perfect basic strategy in blackjack gets the house edge down to about 0.5%. Compare that to slots at 3-5% or worse. No wonder casinos hate advantage players!

start with the $5 or $10 tables on stake. good dealers, no pressure, perfect for learning. and yes, basic strategy is 100% worth learning!Wait, so I need to memorize some kind of chart? That sounds complicated... Is it really worth it? Also, any specific tables you guys recommend for beginners?

fr fr, bc.game's rakeback is but their table limits are higher than stake's

- Start small. Like, really small. Basic strategy takes time to learn.
- Avoid side bets like perfect pairs or 21+3. They're sucker bets with huge house edge.
- Set strict loss limits. Blackjack can drain your bankroll fast if you're not careful.
- Pick ONE casino and stick with it until you're comfortable. Casino hopping while learning will just confuse you.
- Watch some YouTube tutorials before playing. There are tons of great ones out there.