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Basic Blackjack Strategy

It’s always a good idea for players to know the basic blackjack strategy. Even experienced blackjack players can benefit from a strategy refresher. By gaining an understanding of this basic blackjack strategy, players automatically eliminate the small percentage the house usually has over unskilled players. As a seasoned player, or a player brand new to the game, you will want the best odds. Having a basic blackjack strategy in your back pocket will give you an edge over other players and boost your chance to win real money!

Top Online Blackjack Strategy Tips

Here are something you should know

  • A “hard” hand is one that either has no aces or has aces that are forced to count as point, lest the hand bust. A “soft” hand is one with at least one ace, which may still count as one or eleven points.
  • With a hard 10 or 11, double if you have more points than the dealer, treating a dealer ace as 11 points. Specifically, double with 10 against a two to nine, and with 11 against two to 10.
  • If you need to double, but you have three or more cards, or table rules don’t allow soft doubling, then hit, except stand with a soft 18.
  • If the strategy says to surrender (16 vs. 10), but you can’t for whatever reason, then hit.
  • If the strategy says to “not split,” then treat the hand has a hard total of 8, 10, or 20, according to the pair in question.

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