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Hi, my name is Mike and I will provide you with a quick tutorial of how to use the Blackjack Gear Strategy. When you open up the online casino, you can select to play for Real Money or Practice in Fun Mode. I strongly suggest that you practice the strategy in Fun Mode first.
The first thing you need to do is, go into Options and make sure the Fast Play mode is checked. Since this strategy was designed for multi-hand Blackjack, you can open up our Blackjack Table. Okay. Now, let's take a look at the Gears calculator.
The first thing you need to do is set your Unit Value. The current Unit Value is set to 1, which means 1 Dollar, Euro or Pound. Here, we see the required Bankroll for this Unit Value. Your Bankroll is the balance you need to have in your account when you start playing.
Since we are playing in Fun Mode, we have 2,000 Pounds to play with. But, after you practice this strategy and start playing for real money, 500 maybe too much for you to start with. So you can reduce your Unit Value to 10 Cents, and this will reduce your Bankroll to 50.
I'll set my Unit to be 1. After you've selected your Unit value, you see five vertical lines that represent the five Blackjack playing spots on the Blackjack table. The first line represents the most right spot and the last line represents the most left spot.
For this strategy, you must play all five spots at the same time. As you can see, at the beginning of each line, it says Bet, and a number. This is the amount that you Bet on that spot. So let's place our bets and deal the cards.
If you are new to Blackjack or you are not sure what is the right move, if we show the Hit, Stand, Split or a Double, refer to the Blackjack Cheat Card which is also available on the Blackjack Gears website.
For example, on our first hand, we have got 7. So I am going to reference the Cheat Card and see what I should do. And as it says, I am the Cheat Card, I am going to hit, 12, I am going to hit. Here we've got Blackjack, never take insurance. Hit, hit.
After the round is over, we will go to our Gears calculator, and report our Wins and Losses. So first hand, we have lost, so we will click on the Lost button. Next hand, we have pushed, so we just skip it.
Next hand, we have got Blackjack, so we click on the Blackjack button. Next hand we have Lost, so we click on the Lost button, and the next hand we have pushed, so we skip it. Note how the Bet amounts have changed. Let's try that again.
This time here we will bet 3, 2, 2, 3, and 2. Alright, so here we have got 20, so we stand. Here we got 9, and 9. If we reference our Cheat Card, we are going to see that we should Split 9 and 9 when dealer has an 8.
So let's Split them. 17, we Stand; 15, we Hit; 17, we stand. Here we Stand, Stand. Here we Hit. Okay. Now, let's go to the calculator and the report. The first hand, we have won, and the second hand was Split. So we click on the Split button, and we get another line for our Split hand.
So the first Split hand we have Lost, and the second Split hand we have Lost. Here, don't forget that we have to report both of the Split Hands. Next, we have pushed, so we Skip, then we have won, and we have won again.
Let's try another round. Don't forget that your bet is always the amount indicated on the Gears calculator. Our first hand, we got 10, and according to the Cheat Card, we should Double. Next 13, we Hit; 20, we Stand and 10, we Double. Dealer has too many, and we go to the calculator to report.
Here we have won, but I made a mistake. Within just Win, we bet Double and we have won. So when you make a mistake, click on Undo, and report again. So we Double, and we have won. Next, we have got Blackjack, here we have won, here we have won, and then again, we have Doubled and we have won, and this is how our Advanced Blackjack Strategy works. Since we continue playing, Betting the amounts indicated on the Gears calculator, and you will double your Bankroll in no time.