The Most Frequently Asked Questions About Blackjack Strategy
There’s no one ‘best blackjack strategy’. Instead, pay attention to the rules we’ve given you above, memorize them, and get to practicing!
Or a hard 16 (no Ace), you should stand if the dealer has a low-value card (2-6), and hit if it’s a high card (7-10 or an Ace). For a soft 16, you should hit.
You should always hit if you have an 8 hand (two cards totaling 8). But also check out the blackjack strategy tips we’ve given you above for more details of when you need to hit or stand.
There is and we’ve outlined it above. Your blackjack strategy really depends on what the dealer holds in their hand, which is why it’s so important you memorize the above!
No. You should never split 10s. A hand consisting of two 10s is a hand that equals 20. Your chances of beating the dealer with a 20 are very high.
When you get to a 16 or a 17, depending on the dealer’s cards, you should stand.
Of course, but only if you memorize it and practice it. We suggest you practice in free play first so you get to know (and learn) the basic blackjack strategy we’ve outlined for you above.
Always! This gives you two very strong but flexible hands to play with!
That’s when you have an Ace as one of your cards to make up your hand. Since the Ace can be either a 1 or a 10 value, it’s a soft hand, because it’s more flexible.
That’s when you have a hand without any Aces, so it’s more rigid — the value you hold doesn’t change because there’s not an Ace there to potentially change it.