Some may consider blackjack to be another luck game. beginners are not aware of simple rules that may turn luck for their favor. OK, not completely true - the house will always have the upper hand, but don't you want to improve your odds?
As part of the blackjack tutorial guide, I found a great article that may teach a novice player to play like the pros. The article, called hit or stay? smart blackjack, provides a simple table that defines a strategy for improving the players odds against the dealer. You must read it!
If you want more information you can find a comprehensive infromation also on wikipedia's blackjack article.