I'm a new BJ-Player and want to know if I can use the Basic Strategy also in European Casinos...
There is one difference between those Casinos and them in the States:
The Dealer only gets ONE card first... so after the last player hit or busted or stayed, the dealer gets his second card and plays his hand.
this makes the following difference: if I split two 8's... and the dealer has for example an ACE (I could to an Insurance... but I never do that)... but the thing is: If this situation is in the States, no player plays his hands if the Dealer has BlackJack... So I would only lose my money on my hand...
But in the Casinos in Europe (for example) I would split my cards... I will play my hand... and after every one has played his hand, it would be possible that the dealer gets a TEN... so he has BlackJack and everyone will lose (and I would lose twice because I splitted).
So my question: should I use another Basic Strategy if such situations happens ??
I hope you can help and I hope you understood my poore English.
Greetings from Switzerland.
P.S. Which book can you recommend (CardCount...)?