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Beating the ?Boss?

Come out ahead playing one of the web’s most trusted names.

Smart gamblers like nothing better than a fair bet. So it’s no surprise smart Internet gamblers have been turning to Boss Media and its Blackjack product since it launched in 1998. The company quickly grew in this burgeoning industry to its place today as one of the most trusted names in online gaming. Check Boss’ corporate website and you’ll find Swedish design high on style and elegance. Check out a casino like Pharaoh’s Casino using Boss Media software and you’ll find the same.

Players looking to beat Boss Blackjack should heed the advice of top Boss Product Manager Torgny Persson. “Basic strategy is the most successful way of playing,” says Persson.

Around since the 1950’s, basic strategy is a computer-generated system that dictates your best choice no matter what the hand. If used properly, you should be able to keep the house payout percentage in the high-90s.

There are three versions of Boss Blackjack: normal six-deck, single-deck and Super 7. Once you find the correct version of basic strategy, you can be sure it will play just like the real thing. “The game’s math is based on decks of card and our random number generator (RNG). It is renowned as one of the best in the industry and certified by several agencies,” says Persson.

A little research using Google or a trip to the bookstore will yield a basic strategy chart you can trust (try www.wizardofodds.com/software/images/cryptologicbs.gif.). With basic strategy, the house edge for the standard six-deck game is published at roughly 0.46% month-to-month. The single deck game has the same rules as the multideck version (splits and doubles allowed) except only one-hand may be played at a time. The standard house-edge for single deck Blackjack is a paltry 0.11%. Super 7 is a themed game with a slightly lower payout best suited for advanced gamblers.

Remember: don’t deviate from basic strategy by betting on “hunches” or “gambler’s intuition.” Play it cool and give the math a chance.

If you’re thinking about counting cards, there is little room to get an edge. The computer reshuffles after every hand. But you can slim the count as the games also come with multiplayer capabilities. Another advantage Persson notes is that players can play up to three hands himself/herself, and that up to five people can play together. This lets them watch each-others cards.

Another way to shave the house edge is to look for a match bonus. Most casinos will double your first deposit of the month. So if you deposit $30, you’ll play with $60. And that’s on top of comp points you’ll collect on every bet – win or lose.

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