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Blackjack usually means you win the amount of your bet. Depends on the casino. Dealer will hit until his/her cards total 17 or higher. Doubling is like a hit.


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Although dealers are happy to help you, they can't place chips down on your behalf. 2 Hard/Soft In a standard game of blackjack, the dealer stands if their hand.


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Each game has a rule about whether the dealer must hit or bets only lost on dealer blackjack, dealer hits soft 17, and cut-card used. Though rarely used in standard blackjack, it is.


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As a general rule, casino rules specify that dealers must draw on "16 or less" and stand on "17 and more". In fact it states that right on the layout. However, when.


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The 'soft 17 rule' is a rule that requires the dealer to hit on soft a single deck game with h17 is only %, a good blackjack game by anyone's standard.


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The Wizard of Odds. If the dealer had an ace up, then I reverted to proper basic strategy, because the dealer would have peeked for blackjack, making a 10 impossible. The Wizard of Odds Search. Mimic the dealer: For my analysis of this strategy I assumed the player would always hit 16 or less and stand on17 or more, including a soft The player never doubled or split, since the dealer is not allowed to do so. The dealer will resolve insurance wagers at this time. After the players have bet, the dealer will give two cards to each player and two cards to himself. If he does, then he will turn it over immediately. So in September I developed the following "Wizard's Strategy. A reader named Jeff provided another table of my simple strategy, with exceptions in small print. However, after pitching the basic strategy for 20 years, I've learned that few people have the will to memorize it. The object of blackjack is to beat the dealer. This "mimic the dealer" strategy results in a house edge of 5. All three are very bad strategies. Sometimes re-splitting aces is not allowed. After each player has had his turn, the dealer will turn over his hole card. Following is a list of some common rule variations and the effect on the player's expected return compared to standard U. Aces may be counted as 1 or 11 points, 2 to 9 according to pip value, and tens and face cards count as ten points. More and more tables are showing up that pay less than the full 3 to 2 on a blackjack. If the dealer does not bust, then the higher point total between the player and dealer will win. Double : Player doubles his bet and gets one, and only one, more card. In my book, Gambling , I presented a "Simple Strategy," which is seven simple rules to playing blackjack. The cost due to incorrect plays with the Simple Strategy is 0. If this card causes the player's total points to exceed 21 known as "breaking" or "busting" then he loses. All other decisions were according to correct basic strategy. Winning wagers pay even money, except a winning player blackjack usually pays 3 to 2. If nothing says the win on a blackjack, then ask. If the dealer has a ten or an ace showing after offering insurance with an ace showing , then he will peek at his facedown card to see if he has a blackjack. Split : If the player has a pair, or any two point cards, then he may double his bet and separate his cards into two individual hands. The value of a hand is the sum of the point values of the individual cards. Sign Up Enter your email address to receive our newsletter and other special announcements. Practice Basis Strategy. To beat the dealer the player must first not bust go over 21 and second either outscore the dealer or have the dealer bust. Rule Variations Rule Effect Single deck 0. This "assume a ten" strategy results in a house edge of Enter your email address to receive our newsletter and other special announcements. Three popular bad strategies encountered at the blackjack table are: never bust, mimic the dealer, and always assume the dealer has a ten in the hole. If the dealer does have a blackjack, then all wagers except insurance will lose, unless the player also has a blackjack, which will result in a push. The following are the choices available to the player: Stand : Player stands pat with his cards. Some casinos have been short-paying blackjacks, which is a rule strongly in the casino's favor. Never bust: For my analysis of this strategy I assumed the player would never hit a hard 12 or more. If the dealer has 16 or less, then he will draw another card. The facedown card is called the "hole card. Surrender : The player forfeits half his wager, keeping the other half, and does not play out his hand. A special situation is when the dealer has an ace and any number of cards totaling six points known as a "soft 17". Enter your email address below to subscribe to our weekly newsletter along with other special announcements from The Wizard of Odds! Usually the player may keep re-splitting up to a total of four hands. Here are the full rules of the game. Insurance wagers are optional and may not exceed half the original wager. Perhaps the most frequent is this one, "The object of blackjack is to get as close to 21 as possible, without going over. This option is only available on the initial two cards, and depending on casino rules, sometimes it is not allowed at all. Details about the Wizard's Simple Strategy can be found in my Blackjack appendix See my Blackjack House Edge Calculator to determine the house edge under 6, possible rule combinations.

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For example, my simple strategy says to stand on 12 against a 2, when it is mathematically better to hit. Then, the player may hit, stand, or double normally. Blackjack may be played with one to eight decks of card decks. One of the dealer cards is dealt face up. Ever since my book was published it has bothered me that the cost in errors to my Simple Strategy was too high. Sign Up. Most of these tables pay 6 to 5, but some even money and 7 to 5 tables are known to exist. You should always check the felt to be sure, and if the felt doesn't say, look for a sign. Assume a ten in the hole: For this strategy I first figured out the optimal basic strategy under this assumption. Blackjack Introduction Rules I overhear a lot of bad gambling advice in the casinos. Privacy Policy. The dealer will automatically give each card a second card. Featured Games. Sometimes doubling after splitting is not allowed. This "never bust" strategy results in a house edge of 3. I've been preaching for years that to play blackjack properly requires memorizing the basic strategy. All rights reserved. However, when splitting aces, each ace gets only one card. Don't show this again. If the player gets a ten and ace after splitting, then it counts as 21 points, not a blackjack. Play begins with the player to the dealer's left. Share this. I continue to get Emails saying that when this strategy was used with my practice game , the player was corrected for following it. That is the cost of one hand for about every 12 hours of play. In my opinion, only games that pay 3 to 2 deserve to be called "blackjack," the rest fall under "21" games, including Super Fun 21 and Spanish Regardless of the other rules, you should demand nothing less than 3 to 2 blackjack. Hit : Player draws another card and more if he wishes. Compared to the cells in the Basic Strategy, the Wizard's Strategy has only 21, as follows. At some tables, the dealer will also hit a soft If the dealer goes over 21 points, then any player who didn't already bust will win. Following are my specific comments on each of them, including the house edge under Atlantic City rules dealer stands on soft 17, split up to 4 hands, double after split, double any two cards of 0. Except, a "blackjack" is the highest hand, consisting of an ace and any point card, and it outranks all other point hands. On This Page. If you want to learn a strategy that is correct all the time you should use the appropriate basic strategy for the set of rules you are playing.