Blackjack Strategy Guide

blackjackCheck these insider tips and strategy guide to help you win big.

There’s more to this classic casino card game than just luck.

Once you are armed with the facts, try the tournament mode in our Blackjack game for real excitement.

Blackjack strategy guides are based on mathematical analysis. The bottom line is a simple guide, like the one below. It will tell you exactly what to do to increase your odds of beating the dealer.

Dealer’s Up Card
  2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 A
10 DD DD DD DD DD DD DD DD H H
11 DD DD DD DD DD DD DD DD DD H
12 H H S S S H H H H H
13 S S S S S H H H H H
14 S S S S S H H H H H
15 S S S S S H H H H H
16 S S S S S H H H H H
A2 H H H H H H H H H H
A3 H H H H H H H H H H
A4 H H H H H H H H H H
A5 H H H H H H H H H H
A6 H H H H H H H H H H
A7 H H H H H H H H H H
A8 S S S S S S S S S S
A9 S S S S S S S S S S

DD : Double Down
H : Hit
S : Stand

Always hit if you have less than 10, and always stand on 17 (or more), unless the chart tells you to do otherwise. The chart doesn’t show when to split a pair, we can’t give always all the secrets, our computerized tournament players would stand no chance.

The computer opponents in tournaments use a similar chart. For the high roller tables, these opponents are also rumored to use various cart counting techniques.

For tournament play, knowing how to bet is as important as knowing how to play. To give you a benefit, the computer players will always bet first, which gives you a serious advantage. Use it wisely!

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