The blackjack strategies involved in the game

Based on the calculations that have been made by the statisticians, blackjack strategies are created to put the money in your pocket and make the casino lose some. At the time of computer creation, the only thing in mind of the Blackjack players was to calculate all the odds and all the hands that have a chance of being dealt. With the data received they began making the strategies that we are aware of today.

Basic Blackjack Strategy

The when the strategies were developed other factors were taken into account, the factors of doubling down, splits and the other decisions that the player may make in order to get a blackjack and win by the ratio of 3:2. In the basic strategy a dealer has to stick to the rule of standing on 17 or more, he also can't double down or split, he's also only allowed to win at a ratio of 1:1.

It's well known that the dealer is in possession of over 35% chance of his bust if his/her facing up card is a 6, 5, 4, or 3. In such cases, when you have a soft hand total from 13 to 16 you are better off standing since the dealer is more likely to bust. With that said, in a situation when the dealer is showing an Ace, 10, 9, 8 or 7 you are better off by taking another card, due to the increased chances of the dealer's hidden card being a 10.

Strategy Changes Based on Rules

There are some things that the casino can do in order to increase their advantage, which lead to the changes to the used strategy. The changes include:

  • Amount of decks that are played.
  • If the dealer stands on 17? Ace? 6?
  • The allowed amount of times to split hands.
  • The cards allowing to double down.
  • The possibility of doubling down after splitting.
  • The possibility to surrender late/early.

In any case, the players win in Blackjack is always based on luck with the help of strategies the player only has a chance to reduce the house edge, and increase their own advantage to a maximum. To find out more, check out the strategy chart page of our site.

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