I did pretty well at the blackjack table in Vegas this weekend, so I thought I'd share the basic blackjack strategy I used to win. It's not uncommon knowledge, or particularly difficult, but it will reduce the house advantage to less than 1%. Here's a picture of the plastic card it's found on:
Blackjack is the only game I do well at, and it's the only table game that's close to even -- but only if you play it right. I saw people buying insurance and holding 16s all night long, and losing money left and right. Ultimately, it's all in the luck of the draw, but you have to do your part to maximize your chances and reduce the house's edge.