U4EA and a couple of others have encouraged me to try out Casino Bonuses, so I thought I would share a method for leanring Basic Strategy that I first saw in a Card Counting manual years ago. I no longer have the mail order Manual, but I found the method on Google somewhere and here it is....

Hard Hands

If you have eight or less, always hit.

If you have Nine: Double if the dealer has 3 thru 6 - otherwise hit.

If you have Ten : Double if the dealer has 2 thru 9 - otherwise hit.

If you have Eleven: Double if the dealer has 2 thru 10, Hit if dealer has Ace.

If you have Twelve: Hit if the dealer has 2 or 3, Stand if the dealer has 4 thru 6, otherwise hit.

If you have 13- 16: Stand if the dealer has2 thru 6, otherwise hit.

If you have 17 - 21: Always Stand.

Soft Hands

If you have Ace 2 or Ace 3: Double if the dealer has 5 or 6 - otherwise hit.

If you have Ace 4 or Ace 5: Double if the dealer has 4 thru 6 - otherwise hit.

If you have Ace 6: Double if the dealer has 3 thru 6 - otherwise hit.

If you have Ace 7: Stand if the dealer has 2, 7 or 8. Double 3 -thru 6 - otherwise hit.

If you have Ace 8 or Ace 9: Always Stand.

Pairs

If you have a pair of Aces or Eights: Always split.

If you have a pair of twos or threes: Split if the dealer has 2 - 7, otherwise hit.

If you have a pair of fours: Split if the dealer has 5 or 6 - otherwise hit.

If you have a pair of fives: Double if the dealer has 2 thru 9 - otherwise hit.

If you have a pair of sixes: Split if the dealer has 2 thru 6 - otherwise hit.

If you have a pair of sevens: Split 2 thru 7 - otherwise hit.

If you have a pair of nines: Split 2 thru 6, and 8 or 9. Stand if the dealer has 7, 10 or Ace.

If you have a pair of tens: Always Stand.

If you work through this and compare it to a Basic Strategy Chart, it all corresponds except for Surrender missing from the above. However, I notice so far that a lot of Casino Software/Rules I have seen don't allow Surrender so you have to Hit anyway.

Hope this helps some people speed up learning Basic Strategy.