I have wagered on millions of hands of blackjack. I began sneaking into the gambling halls when I was still underage. I have enjoyed online 21, I have counted cards, and worked with a team for a little while. Given all that I have still lost all kinds of cash at 21. The casinos have made it very hard to beat the game.

I still like the game and bet on a regular basis. Over this time period I have gambled on a variation of vingt-et-un called "The Take it Leave it Method". You most certainly will not get rich with this method or defeat the house, still you will have an abundance of fun. This method is based on the idea that vingt-et-un seems to be a game of streaks. When you are on fire your hot, and when you are not you’re NOT!

I bet with basic strategy blackjack. When I lose I wager the table minimum on the subsequent hand. If I lose again I bet the lowest amount allowed on the next hand again etc. Whenever I hit I take the payout paid to me and I bet the original wager again. If I win this hand I then keep in play the winnings paid to me and now have double my original wager on the table. If I win again I take the winnings paid to me, and if I win the next hand I leave it for a total of four times my original wager. I continue betting this way "Take it Leave it etc". Once I don’t win I return the wager back down to the original sum.

I am very strict and never back out. It gets very enjoyable at times. If you win a few hands in series your bets go up very quickly. Before you know it you are gambling $100-200/ hand. I have had awesome streaks a couple of times now. I left a $5 table at the Luxor a couple of years back with $750 after 35 minutes using this tactic! And a number of weeks ago in Atlantic City I left a table with $1200!

You must comprehend that you can lose a great deal faster this way too!. But it really makes the game more exciting. And you will be aghast at the runs you see betting this way. Here is a guide of what you would bet if you kept winning at a $5 game.

Bet $5
Take five dollar paid-out to you, leave the first $5 bet

Wager $5
Leave $5 paid to you for a total wager of ten dollar

Bet $10
Take $10 paid-out to you, leave the first $10 wager

Bet 10 dollar
Leave 10 dollar paid-out to you for a total wager of 20 dollar

Wager 20 dollar
Take twenty dollar paid to you, leave the original 20 dollar wager

Bet twenty dollar
Leave 20 dollar paid-out to you for a total wager of forty dollar

Wager $40
Take forty dollar paid to you, leave the initial forty dollar wager

Wager $40
Leave forty dollar paid to you for a total wager of $80

Bet $80
Take eighty dollar paid-out to you, leave the initial $80 wager

Bet eighty dollar
Leave 80 dollar paid-out to you for a total bet of one hundred and sixty dollar

Wager $160
Take 160 dollar paid-out to you, leave the initial one hundred and 60 dollar bet

If you departed at this instance you would be up $315 !!

It is hard to go on a streak this long, but it does happen. And when it does you can NOT alter and lower your wager or the end result will not be the same.