You've probably heard of the Texas Two Step as a dance, not a gambling system, but this two-step betting system is terrific. If you have ever tried a betting system to improve your chances of winning at a casino game, then you know they often return a small profit. The problem comes when you hit a streak of bad luck and lose many hands in a row.
The Texas Two Step takes that into consideration and focuses on getting more money into action when you are winning. When you are losing the system suggests that you react like a turtle and get down to a single, small bet, and wait out the storm. Although you can employ this style of betting at many games such as roulette where you choose two different even-money wagers and fire away, the Texas Two Step is ideally designed for blackjack. And, you don't need to count cards, just play basic strategy and you have a much better chance to win.How to Play - Step One
Your first step is to find a blackjack table where you have access to two spots. This is very important, because much of the time you will be playing two hands. If you can find a single or double-deck game you can improve your odds by placing just a single wager (one spot only) on the first hand of a new shuffle. You will need to bet twice the table minimum. Then, regardless of whether you win the hand or not, spread to two hands of the same wager if no aces are used. You will then continue playing two spots until the end of the deck or decks.
If one or more aces show up, continue playing just a single hand and your original wager until the dealer shuffles. This simple move will improve your odds considerably because you are getting more money involved when your chances for a blackjack are up, and that's good for the player because a blackjack pays the player 3 to 2 while the dealer just gets even money from you.>
If the casino is busy and you can't "hog" two spots and not play them all the time, or you can only find 4 or 6-deck shoes to play, you will be forced to play both spots from the shuffle. This is not as good, but works for the second step.How to Bet - Step Two
Follow this strategy for a shoe game, when you must play two hands all the time, or after spreading to two hands on a single or double-deck game:
If you are on a $5 game you will need to play double the table minimum on two spots, so put two $5 chips in each of two spots. On each hand you will be using a small, progressive betting strategy. Each hand is independent of the other. Any time a hand loses, the betting on that hand reverts back to $10.
Every time a hand wins, you increase your wager by the number of hands you have won in a row. So, the first time a hand wins, you increase your wager by one chip ($5) to $15. The second time in a row that it wins you increase your wager by two chips ($10) to $25. The third time you increase by three chips ($15) to $40. Follow this pattern until the hand loses, then revert back to a $10 wager and start again.
The beauty of this system is that you are constantly raising your wagers when you are winning - and betting more of the money you just won. When you are losing, you keep your wager small. There are a few more rules that you should follow.Double Down and Split Hands
Any time you double down or split (even if you re-split), drop your bet back to the original wager of $10 if you lose money on the hand. This can happen in several ways such as when you double down and lose, when you split and lose both hands, or if you split three times and lose two, or split four times and lose three.
Any time you double down or split hands, figure out how many bets you profited and raise your wager accordingly. If you have a single double down, add two chips to your last increase because you just won two extra bets. If you split and win both hands, do the same. If you split three times and win two while losing one, you only won a single bet. In this case you add one chip to your last increase.
To simplify things, just say no to insurance at the blackjack table. Learn a few tips for playing blackjack, and, remember the dealer is working for minimum wage. Don't be afraid to put up a few bets for the dealer.