High Limit Blackjack
High Limit Blackjack is where the action is.
Blackjack is a very straightforward game; best the dealers’ hand, but not exceed 21. Despite this obvious simplicity blackjack offers the adventurous soul opportunities to raise the stakes. High limit blackjack allows players a chance to wager higher minimum and maximum bets. As the stakes increase (i.e. bigger bets), so the rewards increase (i.e. bigger payouts). High limit blackjack tables are quite exclusive, evidenced by their being roped off in land based casinos and often requiring a specific invite in the online version.
What high limit blackjack means to you will depend on your circumstances. Players with only a limited bankroll will find that perhaps even $5 bets are relatively expensive. On the flip side, there are players with huge bankrolls, who think nothing of dropping several thousand dollars on one hand. A sensible to rule to play by (and this goes for any casino game that you might choose to play) is, if you can afford to lose the minimum bet then you have found a safe level.
Blackjack is ultimately a game of luck, but it does help to have systems in place to try to take advantage of increased winnings while attempting to minimize the inevitable losses. Remember that blackjack pays out at a ratio of 3:2, so a $1,000 bet will earn you $1,500 if your hand is successful. This is one of the key factors that makes high limit blackjack so attractive; for high rollers and for the more casual player (though admittedly one with somewhat deep pockets).
Players should be aware of a sort of tall-poppy syndrome that comes with success in casinos. They are always on the lookout for people who seem to be bucking trends and potentially card counting. Standard deviation should also be considered, i.e. that there will be runs of both good and bad fortune and if you have the wherewithal to lose many hands on high limit blackjack. If not, there is always the option of playing low limit.