Learn to Play Blackjack in Vegas or any Casino
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Learn to Play Blackjack in Vegas or any Casino

Lose less and have more fun by ditching the slots and learning to play correctly at the Blackjack table
3.6 (16 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
112 students enrolled
Created by Mark Radcliffe
Last updated 7/2015
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What Will I Learn?
  • explain the probability of profit in the game of Blackjack vs. Slot Machines
  • walk up to a Blackjack table, make a bet and complete one shoot of game play
  • make a decision on each hand that gives them the highest probability of winning
  • double down or split when appropriate, assess the quality of side bets and play with the dealer
  • assess their profit or loss and exit the game correctly
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  • Basic knowledge of playing card values

TradeUp Today brings you another way to improve your life with this course. This course is designed to teach you the best way to Blackjack. If you have played and lost at Blackjack before you will learn strategies which will dramatically increase your probabilities of winning and allow you to play for a long time with little money.

This course is short enough to watch on your flight to Vegas or if you have minimal time just download the handouts and take them with you to the casino!

If you are intimidated by table games and spend most of your time at the slots this course will take away that intimidation and let you play with confidence.

Through a series of video lectures and self quizzes you will learn everything about playing Blackjack in Vegas including:

  • choosing where to play in Vegas
  • deciding which table to play at in the casino
  • bring the right amount of money to play
  • assessing your hand against the dealers to make the best move possible
  • using side bets to increase your profits
  • using card counting to improve your probabilities of profit
  • correctly exiting the table casino

Each section of this course come complete with handouts you can print out and take with you to the casino as well as self quizzes to assess your knowledge of the material.

So many people walk up to the Blackjack table and walk away a few minutes later having lost all their money. For the price of a couple of losing Blackjack hands you can finally turn that losing streak around, have a lot more fun and spend a lot less money at the Casino

Enroll now and TradeUp your Blackjack playing experience today!

Who is the target audience?
  • people who have never played Blackjack before
  • people interested in learning the basic strategy of Blackjack
  • people that are interested in starting to card count
  • people that are intimidated by table games at casinos
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Curriculum For This Course
31 Lectures
6 Lectures 24:05

Welcome to this course! Lets talk about what to expect and why gambling should always be just for fun.

Preview 05:14

Download the attached sheet and take it to the table with you as a reference or to get started quickly.

Preview 02:11

You can apply this course to any casino (or online) but lets spend a few minutess talking about Vegas and where good places to play are.

Preview 06:27

Players cards can give you great freebies you just need to know when to sign up for one. It's also a good way to work out who owns all the casinos.

A note about players cards.

Casinos make most of their money on slot machines, you'd have to be crazy to play them. Let's talk about how most table games have a significantly higher probability of winning than slots.

Why play Blackjack vs. Slots

Are you going to win a ton of cash on Blackjack or any other casino game? Probably not, but you should at least know your chance of success in Blackjack and how the casinos make their money.

The House Advantage in Blackjack

This is a self quiz to test your knowledge on the basics of Las Vegas Casinos

Intro Quiz
9 questions
Start Playing Blackjack
9 Lectures 33:52

Everyone knows Blackjack right? You have to get 21! Wrong! all you have to do is beat the dealer. You can do this by betting you have a higher hand than them or betting that they will bust.

The object of the game of Blackjack

Don't do that! Put that cellphone away! Find out how you'll get your hand slapped at the Blackjack table and how to be nice to dealers.

Table etiquette

Don't loose your shirt! If you want to actually get some play out of the Blackjack table you'll need to know how much money to have an how much to bet. Then you'll be able to choose the right table.

Money Management

Table minimums, maximums and when and how to get in on play.

Finding a table and getting in on the play

How much can you bet and how much will you win. Also check out the table for information on payouts on side bets, Blackjack and when you can split and double.

Basic betting and Understanding Payouts at the Table

How many decks are there?! What's that big black machine doing with the cards?

The deck(s) and dealing hands

Once you get your cards you need to know what to do next and how to do it so you can argue with the eye in the sky if you need to.

Game play

Yep you really do get free drinks at the casino. They want you to make as poor decisions as possible, but hey might as well take advantage right?

Get those drinks!

Whether you are superstitious or not some of the traditions are fun and you'll probably get into them.

Traditions for luck and bad luck

What do you know about the basics of the game of Blackjack?

Blackjack Basics
20 questions
Playing probabilities against the dealer
6 Lectures 47:38

Get ready for some math. There's only so many hands you can have in Blackjack, let's talk a little about the probabilities of what will happen when you have each hand.

Probabilities in Blackjack

Now lets assess both your hand and the dealer's hand so you can make a good decision.

Assessing your hand against the dealer's hand using probabilities

Let's look at the rules that the dealer has to follow in most casinos

How the dealer plays

Ever been at a table and someone says "well the book says you should hit"? What is this book, does it really work? Should I follow it or not?

Using "the book"

You'd don't have to go to MIT to count cards, but it's not super easy either. Lets talk about what card counting is and whether you want to use it or not.

Improving probabilities with card counting

Card Counting Play Commentary

Lets get a little deeper and see how well you can play

Blackjack Strategy
25 questions
Additional Betting Strategies
5 Lectures 23:34

Double down baby! What is doubling down and when should you do it?

Doubling Down

Ready for some card gymnastics? Double your playing power with a split.


Ready to wave that white flag?


Like all casino games there are additional ways to get you to loose your money, lets look at a few of the more popular ones.

Taking insurance and side bets

You're such a nice girl/guy/non-gender identifying individual. Why not throw some good will the dealer's way by playing with them.

Tip the dealer by playing with them

Get you quiz some more money out of the house? Let's find out what you know about these bets.

Additional Bets
10 questions
Finishing Your Game
3 Lectures 08:39

Up down and all around, what's the best time to exit?

Deciding when to exit

You've decided to exit, now what?

Coloring up and tipping your dealer

You've exited the game, do you want to exit the casino? Time to hit up the cashier.

Get Your Cash!
2 Lectures 03:48

Download the attached sheet and take it to the table with you as a reference or to get started quickly.

The Strategy Sheet One More Time

Thanks so much of taking this course, go forth and increase your potential of getting 21. Also check out some other courses I have coming soon.

About the Instructor
Mark Radcliffe
3.2 Average rating
41 Reviews
3,958 Students
2 Courses
Principal @ TradeUp Today

Mark is a long time education veteran who has been teaching people to improve their lives for many years.

Mark has worked in K12 schools, colleges, universities, not-for-profit and for profit companies in the education space. He is an avid learner of all subjects and an avid teacher.

Mark's main focus is on the basics. Teaching the basics to complete beginners is an art form and requires a lot of skill and analysis. Mark prides himself in being able to put himself in the boots of a person with zero experience in a subject and then slowly peeling away the layers of detail until the lightbulb goes off.

Mark also believes that all individuals should have a way of supporting their friends and families without always having to rely on corporate jobs. He brings this philosophy to teaching long term and short time investment and trading strategies.

Mark currently runs his education company TradeUp Today in Las Vegas but travels throughout the USA and Europe on a frequent basis.