Welcome to the blackjack winners guide. This is the place where we tell blackjack players who are new to the game a thing or two about the cool game of blackjack and the kind of blackjack strategy they should use to try and win the different blackjack casino games more regularly.
As you might know the aim of the game of blackjack is to get 21 points or get as close to 21 as possible but getting a higher total than the dealer. The cardinal rule is not to go over 21 points because you lose and this is called going bust.
Let’s do a quick revision of the rules of the game. In blackjack all the cards have values. The face cards are 10 points each and the numbered cards are the same value as the number denoted on them. The game of blackjack is the player vs. the dealer so you are only trying to beat the dealer and not other players. At the beginning of the game the player places his bets and the dealer deals 2 cards to the player and himself. The player gets hi cards face up while the dealer’s first card is dealt face down and the second is dealt face up. The player must check his total hand value and the face up card of the dealer to decide his next move.
Hitting and standing are the two primary actions in blackjack gambling. ‘Hitting’ or to ‘hit’ is the action of asking the dealer to deal you another card. You do this so that you can make a total hand value as close to 21 as possible. To ‘stand’ means you do not wish to get anymore cards, because doing so could cause you to go bust.
Let’s take a look at the basic blackjack strategy:
Always hit if your hand total is 2 to 8 points
Hit if you have a hand value of 12 to 16 and the dealer’s up card shows 7 or higher
Always stand if you have a hand value that totals to 17, 18, 19 or 20
21 points on the first hand is a blackjack and you win
Always stand on a soft 19 or 20
Doubling down blackjack strategy:
Doubling down is where you can double your bet in exchange for getting only one more card from the dealer.
You can double down if
You have a soft 13 to 18 and the dealer’s up card is 4 to 6.
You have a total of 9 and the dealer’s up card shows 2 to 6
You have a total of 10 and the dealer’s up card is 2 to 9
You have a total of 11. Always double down if you have 11 unless the dealer’s up card is an Ace.
Splitting blackjack strategy:
If you are dealt a pair of cards, say an 8 of hearts and 8 of clubs, you can opt to split the hand and play them as two individual hands
Always split a pair of Aces and 8’s
Never split a pair of 5’s, 10’s or face cards