Basic Blackjack Strategy to Outwit The Dealer

Basic Blackjack Strategy to Outwit The Dealer

Blackjack is always in favor to the dealer. If both the dealer and player bust where they exceed 21, the player loses. Still a lot of people earn their winning cash at the blackjack tables, and there are as many professionals on the subject of blackjack strategy as there are people willing to listen to them. If you desire to lengthen your game at the casino table, the following basic rules may be of help.

Find and stay at a table where minimum bet does not exceed 5% of the total stash brought. In choosing a table where to sit, consider the various rules that aid the player to win like the rule that the player can do a doubling down on any combination of two cards, or the dealer having to stand on soft 17. Even if a player does not totally understand them, these rule modification can work to his advantage.

Here's a common and basic strategy. Once the dealer has a hand which is 16 or lower, he will hit for sure. A player will never win if his hand is less than 17 except if the dealer is busted. The player should hit if his hand is lower than 17 if the dealer's face-up card is any of the following: ace, 8, 9, 10, J, Q and K. These cards can't make a dealer bust. When the dealer has any of these cards: 6, 5 or 4 (dealer has 40% probability to be busted), the player should stand if his hand is more than 11.

In doubling down, the process includes the player doubling his bet and then the player receiving an additional card. A player does this strategy when his intuition strongly suggests that he will win against the dealer. A smart blackjack player knows that doubling down is his best advantage in the game. The general rule is to do a doubling with a 10 versus a hand lower or equal to 9 and with a hand equal to 11. There are also rules that allows to do a doubling with a 9 or with soft hands (ace is counted as 11) equal to 13 to 17 versus a 6, 5, or 4.

If the player is holding a pair, meaning two cards has identical value, he may decide to split these card, double his bet and play two hands. One should never split 5's, 10's and face cards. If the cards are 7's or 8's and the card of the dealer is less than or equal the value, better split them. 2's and 3's are always split against 6, 5, or 4. Aces should always be a split

As luck comes to a player, a nice tip to the dealer is really appreciated. A dealer works for awful wages and depends on the generosity of the winning player. Sometimes a player may opt to tip a chip for every twenty dollar win. A generous one doubles his tip when he wins double!


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