I have played countless of hands of twenty-one. I started sneaking into the casinos when I was still underage. I have played online twenty-one, I have counted cards, and worked as part of a team for a short time. With all that said I have still lost all kinds of funds at vingt-et-un. The gambling dens have made it basically impossible to beat the game.

I still enjoy the game and wager on a frequent basis. Over this time period I have played a type of twenty-one called "The Take it Leave it Method". You most certainly will not get flush with this tactic or defeat the house, still you will have an abundance of fun. This method is founded on the fact that blackjack appears to be a game of runs. When you’re on fire your hot, and when you are not you are NOT!

I wager with basic strategy blackjack. When I lose I bet the lowest amount allowed on the subsequent hand. If I don’t win again I bet the table minimum on the subsequent hand again etc. Once I profit I take the winnings paid to me and I wager the original bet again. If I win this hand I then leave the winnings paid to me and now have double my original bet 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 4 times my original bet. I keep wagering this way "Take it Leave it etc". Once I don’t win I lower the wager back down to the original value.

I am very disciplined and do not "chicken out". It gets very thrilling at times. If you win a few hands in sequence your wagers go up very quick. Before you know it you are wagering $100-200/ hand. I have had awesome streaks a couple of times now. I departed a $5 table at the Flamingo a number of years back with $750 after 20 mins using this tactic! And a couple of days ago in Las Vegas I left a table with $1200!

You have to understand that you can give up much faster this way too!. But it really makes the game more thrilling. And you will be surprised at the streaks you notice gamble this way. Here is a chart of what you would wager if you continue winning at a 5 dollar table.

Bet 5 dollar
Take 5 dollar paid to you, leave the original 5 dollar wager

Bet 5 dollar
Leave five dollar paid-out to you for a total wager of 10 dollar

Wager 10 dollar
Take 10 dollar paid-out to you, leave the initial 10 dollar wager

Wager ten dollar
Leave $10 paid-out to you for a total wager of $20

Wager 20 dollar
Take twenty dollar paid-out to you, leave the first twenty dollar bet

Bet twenty dollar
Leave twenty dollar paid-out to you for a total bet of 40 dollar

Bet forty dollar
Take 40 dollar paid to you, leave the first $40 wager

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

Wager 80 dollar
Take $80 paid to you, leave the first eighty dollar bet

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

Wager one hundred and sixty dollar
Take 160 dollar paid to you, leave the first 160 dollar bet

If you left at this moment you would be up 315 dollar !!

It’s iffy to go on a run this long, but it can happen. And when it does you can’t deviate and lower your wager or the end result will not be the same.