How can I keep from looking like a big dummy at the blackjack table?

How can I keep from looking like a big dummy at the blackjack table?
In a few months, I’m heading to Las Vegas for a conference. I am absolutely not a gambler, but figure I’ll spend an hour or two checking out some of the gaudiest casinos and maybe playing some slots. But, for some reason, I also have an urge to try playing blackjack. My question is twofold: 1. What can I expect from the blackjack-playing experience? I’ve only played slots before and have never interacted with anyone at a casino. How can I keep from looking like an idiot? 2. Any recommended resources for basic blackjack strategy?posted by laze to grab bag (28 answers total) 14 users marked this as a favorite