Following are some myths about blackjack which you should ignore.
1) Bad players at your table throw your game off
The fact is that these players only affect their own games. And only you can affect your own game. They may annoy you, but it is up to you to keep track of the cards and your play.
2) Never choose the last position at the table.
Each player has as much impact on the hand being played as the last person at the table. It’s just common for the other players to blame the player in the last position if the hand goes sour for them. That’s just as stupid as blaming a basketball player for missing a shot which would have won the game for his team. The whole team contributed to the loss, not just that one player.
3) The order of the cards is hallowed
Sure, each time a player joins the game or another player leaves, the order of the cards will change. But who says this wouldn’t help you win, rather than lose? The point is that each player is responsible for his own play. Blaming either this or one of the previous 2 myths is just making an excuse for poor play.
4) It is illegal to count cards
Casinos love when players believe this one. In reality, counting cards is perfectly legal, and is one of the best strategies you can use to even your odds with the house.
5) When you are dealt a blackjack, you should always take insurance
Many players think you should also take insurance when you have 20 and the dealer is showing an ace. Did you know that when you take insurance you are surrendering 13 percent of the profit that blackjack pays? So, when should you take insurance? The answer is: Never.
6) Always assume the dealer has a 10 in the hole.
Mathematically, there is only a 3:7 chance that the dealer has a 10 in the hole.
You should dump the above myths now and take responsibility for how you play blackjack.