The quote stating you should never surrender in life might be spot on, but I doubt that the author played all that much BlackJack. The basic strategy actually states that you should surrender a reasonable amount of time. Well, thanks to this game type that has been developed by PlayTech, you now have an option to do that!
So what does the term ”surrender” actually mean in BlackJack? It allows you to claim half of your wager back and be done with a particular hand. Imagine that dealer throws you a ten and a five for fifteen total and deals himself a 10. You’re screwed, right? Well, for the most part that’s the case, but having an option to surrender helps in these situations. You claim half of your initial wager back and can move on to the next hand.