Tips On Playing Blackjack

Blackjack is proving to be an extremely popular card game nowadays, mainly because it’s so easy to both play and learn how to play. Blackjack, as opposed to poker, has no specific combinations that are required to be memorized.

Generally defined, the object of blackjack is for the player to get the total of two of their cards to 21 or as close to 21 as possible without going over. If a player goes over 21, they lose the game. Typically, a player will receive two cards at first. Once this happens, the player will then be able to decide whether they want to hit or stand. If a player decides to stand, this means that they feel they are close enough to 21 to hopefully win the game. If they decide to hit, this means they think they will need additional cards to get to 21. A player may draw as many cards as they want in order to get as close as they can to 21, and whoever is the closest will win the game.

Seems like you can’t split cards if they are not the same denomination. Here it was a queen and 10. I don’t think you can split that. I gather we are supposed to pretend it was 2 10s.

There are some players, however, who have come up with some certain strategies that they feel give them an edge over most others. Here are five great tips that may prove to be useful in helping you win your next game of blackjack.

If you get to 17 or higher, always stand at that number. Additionally, if your total is anywhere from 13 to 16 and the dealer’s total is 6 or lower, you will still want to stand as well. On the other hand, if the dealer has a total of 7 or more, your next move should be to hit. The theory behind this is that if the dealer’s card is 6 or lower, they can take a card, which is automatically assumed will be a 10. The player will then assume that the dealer has a busted hand that they are banking on, meaning the player can then maintain a lower-card number.

  • If you have aces or 8’s, always split them no matter what the dealer’s hand currently is.
  • Never split any 10’s because you could end up with a busted hand.
  • If the dealer has a 4, 5, or 6, always stand on a hard 12; however, if the dealer has a 2, 3, 7, or anything higher, hit.
  • Never split any 4’s, 5’s, or face cards.