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The best Blackjack Strategy to beat the dealer!

2017-09-30 14:00:00

Blackjack, also known as twenty-one, is the most widely played casino banking game in the world. blackjack is a comparing card game between a player and dealer, meaning players compete against the dealer but not against other players. It is played with one or more decks of 52 cards.
The objective of the game is to beat the dealer in one of the following ways:

  • Get 21 points on the player's first two cards (called a "blackjack"), without a dealer blackjack
  • Reach a final score higher than the dealer without exceeding 21
  • Let the dealer draw additional cards until his or her hand exceeds 21

We had a look at a popular blackjack strategy that is often used by professional blackjack players in casinos all over the world.

Basic Blackjack Strategy

To put it in simple terms, the best blackjack strategy is knowing exactly when to hit, stand or double down. Doing this correctly will enable you to cut the house's edge to below 0.5% instead of 2%. This percentage may seem small but it gives the player a better chance of winning.
You should stand when your hand is between 12-16 and the dealer has a 2-6 on show. If you have a 12-16 and the dealer has a 7 up to an Ace, it's best to hit when in this situation. If the opportunity arises you should be prepared to split 8s and Aces. If you have an 11 and the dealer has between 2 and 10 you should consider Doubling your bet in this case.