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November 10, 2015, 09:30:31 PM
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I ask this question because I am learning to play Blackjack it is simple if you follow the standard rules of the game but there is some luck involved too.
I haven't tried my hand in Poker yet but wanted some suggestions before trying it out.
Wanted to get a pokerstars account is this not recommended for beginners?

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November 10, 2015, 09:46:14 PM
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If you are playing on a site where you can't verify that it's provably fair; it doesn't matter what game you play as your odds are the same.
In the fair game it would be easier to win at blackjack i think, because dealer has rules that he must follow, and u as a player don't.
In the end the last factor is human greed, which in most cases erases all logic and leads most into bust :/
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November 10, 2015, 09:48:16 PM
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i think its blackjack if you are not experienced poker player as in poker you can loose to good players and in blackjack there is only a house edge

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November 10, 2015, 09:50:21 PM
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well if your begginer in poker i would suggest you to play at netbet or some site like that pokerstars have alot of good poker players and you have like 0 chances of winning it if you are newbie.. Sad
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November 10, 2015, 09:53:57 PM
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for me its poker as i have strategies on it and i am pretty experienced player though it depends on player as you might win on bj more
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November 10, 2015, 11:25:51 PM
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I prefer Blackjack. Though Poker is easier for people who can psychologically manipulate others, Blackjack is simple, and strategies are not hard to learn.

Also, let's not forget about house edge Roll Eyes

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November 11, 2015, 12:02:23 AM
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BJ is much easier to win because in poker people are unpredictable anything can happen.

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November 11, 2015, 12:07:51 AM
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I would say Blackjack it requires little luck or no skill as its a fast game to play and very entertaining. Decision making is easy in Blackjack always know exactly what to do in every given situation for a chance of winning.
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November 11, 2015, 12:12:52 AM
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I ask this question because I am learning to play Blackjack it is simple if you follow the standard rules of the game but there is some luck involved too.
I haven't tried my hand in Poker yet but wanted some suggestions before trying it out.
Wanted to get a pokerstars account is this not recommended for beginners?

I hardly play blackjack. When I do it I use no strategy and jut go for the luck factor.
As for poker is a amazing game, and you should really try it. You can go just for luck to, but that would be a waste, unless you were getting plenty of fun from it, and you were ok with that, but I prefer to try always try to improve my skill in poker, as you have plenty of room to do that.

As for where to play, why not start in the btc workd? I play at betcoing.ag and I really enjoy it.


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November 11, 2015, 12:26:49 AM
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Blackjack is almost always -ev and you are going against someone (the casino) with the odds stacked against you that has way more money than you so it's difficult to win.

Poker CAN be +ev, but you need to beat everyone else at the table, so it's harder to win 1 hand of poker than 1 hand of blackjack. It's possible that you can be better than the people you are playing against and/or that luck may be on your side with that deal.

For the most part it's 6 of 1, half a dozen of the other. if you have enough practice you can make money playing poker, but it takes lots of work, some luck, and enough money to survive the bad luck/better player that are inevitable.

Keep both as a type of entertainment until you figure out that you can't win or you feel that you might be good enough to continually win at poker.

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November 11, 2015, 12:39:02 AM
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Blackjack is easier. Less variables and possible results.

Make the dealer bust. Like Phildo says, if the dealer busts, everyone else wins.

Play consistent. Figure out the 'laws' you want to play by and stick to them. For example, I stay on 16 rather than the textbook 17. My reasoning is only 5 (ace through 5) of 14 cards will not bust me. Let the dealer bust. Not you.


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November 11, 2015, 12:41:13 AM
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i prefer poker,I cant really explain it but its just simpler and more skill oriented imo. blackjack is a alot about luck.
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November 11, 2015, 12:43:21 AM
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Poker for sure, it's easy af to be stupid and go all-in, and get a good hand.
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November 11, 2015, 12:45:09 AM
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Blackjack is at best, a break even game.  It is not possible to win in the long run no matter what the books try and tell you. Poker is, ideally, a completely even game where everyone has the same chance of winning or losing.  However, particularly at lower stakes, the rake (the amount of money a table takes out of the final pot) can create a negative expected value.  
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November 11, 2015, 12:45:57 AM
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Blackjack is easier. Less variables and possible results.

Make the dealer bust. Like Phildo says, if the dealer busts, everyone else wins.

Play consistent. Figure out the 'laws' you want to play by and stick to them. For example, I stay on 16 rather than the textbook 17. My reasoning is only 5 (ace through 5) of 14 cards will not bust me. Let the dealer bust. Not you.



That's just bad advice. No textbook says to hit every 16 and stay on every 17, that's what the dealer does, not what you should do.

The first key to winning at blackjack is realizing that when you have a 16 and the dealer has a 10 you are fucked. There is no difference in how much money you lose when you bust and how much money you lose when the dealer turns over a 17-20 while you are standing with a 16.

The strategy for blackjack is out there. It doesn't guarantee that you will win, but people have looked at all the probabilities and expected values for every possible situation in blackjack and made tons of charts listing which option has the highest EV in every possible situation. There are many situations in blackjack where the option with the highest EV is still negative, but you are throwing even more money away than usual by not using basic strategy.

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November 11, 2015, 01:20:19 AM
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I will suggest u to play poker on FaceBook first. Try cash game, and tournament game. Feel the game first and after that u can choose where to play for real money there is good places, for bitcoins or fiat. I suggested FB cause there u can experiment with diferent styles of playing without fear of loosing your money. Black Jack on other hand is game against the house, for me there is much more excitement in poker.


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November 11, 2015, 01:39:28 AM
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Blackjack is easier. Less variables and possible results.

Make the dealer bust. Like Phildo says, if the dealer busts, everyone else wins.

Play consistent. Figure out the 'laws' you want to play by and stick to them. For example, I stay on 16 rather than the textbook 17. My reasoning is only 5 (ace through 5) of 14 cards will not bust me. Let the dealer bust. Not you.



That's just bad advice. No textbook says to hit every 16 and stay on every 17, that's what the dealer does, not what you should do.

The first key to winning at blackjack is realizing that when you have a 16 and the dealer has a 10 you are fucked. There is no difference in how much money you lose when you bust and how much money you lose when the dealer turns over a 17-20 while you are standing with a 16.

The strategy for blackjack is out there. It doesn't guarantee that you will win, but people have looked at all the probabilities and expected values for every possible situation in blackjack and made tons of charts listing which option has the highest EV in every possible situation. There are many situations in blackjack where the option with the highest EV is still negative, but you are throwing even more money away than usual by not using basic strategy.

I stand corrected. I am not a "card shark" by any measure. The only true advice I was offering to OP was play consistently and allow the dealer to bust rather than yourself.

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November 11, 2015, 02:38:48 AM
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Blackjack but only at a casino.  Don't play online, you'll lose with 20 and push with 21.  lol

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November 11, 2015, 02:40:05 AM
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Blackjack is easier. Less variables and possible results.

Make the dealer bust. Like Phildo says, if the dealer busts, everyone else wins.

Play consistent. Figure out the 'laws' you want to play by and stick to them. For example, I stay on 16 rather than the textbook 17. My reasoning is only 5 (ace through 5) of 14 cards will not bust me. Let the dealer bust. Not you.



That's just bad advice. No textbook says to hit every 16 and stay on every 17, that's what the dealer does, not what you should do.

The first key to winning at blackjack is realizing that when you have a 16 and the dealer has a 10 you are fucked. There is no difference in how much money you lose when you bust and how much money you lose when the dealer turns over a 17-20 while you are standing with a 16.

The strategy for blackjack is out there. It doesn't guarantee that you will win, but people have looked at all the probabilities and expected values for every possible situation in blackjack and made tons of charts listing which option has the highest EV in every possible situation. There are many situations in blackjack where the option with the highest EV is still negative, but you are throwing even more money away than usual by not using basic strategy.

I stand corrected. I am not a "card shark" by any measure. The only true advice I was offering to OP was play consistently and allow the dealer to bust rather than yourself.

Letting the dealer bust is a good thing, but you don't need to be a card shark to look at the basic charts and basic math of the game. The dealer is a lot more likely to bust when they have a 4,5,6 showing than when they have a 7,8,9,10,a showing. Hoping the dealer will bust when they are showing an ace is a bad strategy because it won't happen enough.

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November 11, 2015, 02:50:12 AM
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Blackjack is the easiest game but the payout is not good enough, may be 2.5 if you hit blackjack, otherwise poker with small amount you can win big too, it is not as easy as blackjack but you really need some skill and a little bit luck when you are in poker and that is why it looks poker harder than blackjack
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