Blackjack Shark is an essential tool for any blackjack player.
(Note: Blackjack Shark is not a blackjack game. It does not simulate gambling.)
- Are you playing with the correct basic strategy?
Different casinos have different rules for blackjack, and that can affect basic strategy. Blackjack Shark contains the correct strategy for every possible set of rules. Just enter your casino's rules in the "Rules" sub-menu and Blackjack Shark will show you the correct strategy. If you want to refer to the strategy at a casino table, you can e-mail it to yourself and print it out from a computer, or you can print it out directly from the app via AirPrint.
- Flash card mode
Sharpen up your basic strategy with Blackjack Shark's flash card mode. It uses the Leitner system to choose which scenarios to display, so it automatically focuses on the scenarios that you have the most difficulty with.
- House advantage
Blackjack Shark's world-class analytical engine can calculate the house advantage for any set of rules in a matter of seconds.
- Hand analyzer
If you're at 16 and the dealer is showing a 10, is it REALLY that important for you to hit instead of stand? Now you can find out with Blackjack Shark's hand analyzer. Type in any scenario you want and Blackjack Shark will calculate the expected value of every possible action, instantly.
Give yourself an advantage at the tables with Blackjack Shark!
Blackjack Shark is made by the developer of tChess (the popular chess app) and Learn Chess (the Apple Staff Favorite e-book).
Ratings and Reviews
Great Blackjack aid; Basic strategy and much more
I wish I had had this app when I first visited Vegas in the 90s. Back then you could buy a Basic Strategy wallet card from a gas station and do pretty well as the 21 tables. But this is on a whole new level. It has flash-card like capabilities and lets you tune the rules to match the variant you’ll play at the casino.
What’s extra cool is the odds calculation. It does it in real time apparently using a Monte Carlo simulation. This shows your or the house’s edge and verifies adages like “never take insurance” (almost never) and other advice (spilt aces, never split 10s, etc.).
Next time I go to the casino I’ll be sure to bone-up with this app beforehand.
The math and science behind blackjack
Playing Blackjack in the casinos is one my favorite games. So often I see people making the wrong call based on probabilities, giving the house even more advantage than they should get. This app rights that to a degree and precision I have never seen before. Instantly turning you into the best blackjack player the Bellagio has ever seen. This app is not even the price of a buy-in and could easily save you money buy helping you learn, understand, and make the right call based on science and math.
Great training tool
Perfect tool to practice every iteration that you might encounter at a casino. Makes practicing far more fun than reading a standard cheat sheet and has a tool to understand more complex scenarios. Important investment to look smarter than your friends next time you visit Vegas.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.