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blackjack-iconBasic gambling strategy in Blackjack assumes that the dealer’s hole card is a 10. Most of the time it won’t be but that is what we have to assume. We can only see the top card and make our decisions based on that card and our own hand.

The goal for us in our Online Blackjack strategy is to turn the dealer’s cards into one of two hands, either a hand that they are likely to go bust on, or a hand they are likely to win with. If the dealer is showing a 2, 3, 4, 5, or 6 he is more likely to bust.

The five and six are the key cards for us to double up against, as they are the most likely cards to cause the dealer to bust. When we see these cards we don’t have to risk much to get closer to 21, we just need to play it safe. If the dealer is showing a seven or anything higher, there is a significant chance he will make a good hand of 18, 19, 20, or 21. If we have a hand that is lower than that we have to be aggressive and hit in Online Blackjack game.

This basic Blackjack strategy chart tells you what to do for each possible combination of your hand and the dealer’s up-card. You can also use it as a Black Jack strategy card.

H = Hit     S = Stand     D = Double     SP = Split

  Your hand        Dealer's up card
2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 T A
  Up to 8 H H H H H H H H H H
  9 H D D D D H H H H H
  10 D D D D D D D D H H
  11 D D D D D D D D D 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
  17 or higher S S S S S S S S S S
  Ace
  A-2 H H H D D H H H H H
  A-3 H H H D D H H H H H
  A-4 H H D D D H H H H H
  A-5 H H D D D H H H H H
  A-6 H D D D D H H H H H
  A-7 S D D D D S S H H H
  A-8 S S S S S S S S S S
  A-9 S S S S S S S S S S
  Pair
  A-A H SP SP SP SP SP SP SP SP SP
  2-2 H H SP SP SP SP H H H H
  3-3 H H SP SP SP SP H H H H
  4-4 H H H SP SP H H H H H
  5-5 H H SP SP SP H H H H H
  6-6 H SP SP SP SP H H H H H
  7-7 SP SP SP SP SP SP H H H H
  8-8 SP SP SP SP SP SP SP SP SP SP
  9-9 S SP SP SP SP SP SP SP S S
  T-T S S S S S S S S S S

If your hand is 11 or less, always hit in Casino Blackjack. You can’t bust and you can only help your hand. If your hand is 17 or more, and the dealer doesn’t have a 7 or more showing, always stand. You will probably bust if you hit and the dealer’s chances of busting are already pretty good in online Blackjack. If you have 12, 13, 14, 15, or 16 and the dealer has one of those bust cards we listed above, always stand. We still have a weak hand but we are banking on the dealer going bust in Blackjack.

You can put one exception to that rule and that is if you have 12 and the dealer is showing 2 or 3. It always seems the dealer draws well with a 2 or a 3 and hitting on 12 is more profitable for you when the dealer has either of those two cards. If you have 12, 13, 14, 15, or 16 and the dealer has a 7 or more showing, you have to hit. The dealer probably already has you beat and the percentages are for you to hit in Online Blackjack .

 

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