How to Beat the Dealer in Blackjack


Blackjack is a card game where you try to come as close to 21 as possible. There are certain tricks you can use to improve your odds of winning. For example, if you have two Aces, you can split them into two separate hands. Also, if you have two 10’s, you can split them into two separate hands as well. In addition, if you have an Ace in addition to your fours, you can make a decent hand of 19 without going Bust.

Aces are always valued at 11

The ace is one of the most flexible cards in blackjack. Its flexibility is reflected in the way it is valued in the game. The ace can be valued at one or eleven, depending on the situation. An ace can be used to get closer to 21 than another card in a blackjack game.

An ace with a value of 11 in blackjack is called a “soft hand”. This means that a player cannot go bust by taking any more cards. However, if he has a hard hand, the ace is worth only one.

Players can double down on initial score of 9, 10 or 11

Blackjack players can double down on an initial score of nine, ten, or eleven to increase their chances of winning. Depending on the dealer’s card, this is often a profitable strategy. Usually, doubling down will result in twice as much money as a standard bet.

Players should always double down if they have an ace and a number that is close to 21. A blackjack player who has a score of eleven should double down on it if he believes that the dealer will hit an ace and a number lower than 21.

When to “Bust”

There are many factors to consider when deciding when to “Bust” a blackjack hand. First, you need to know what the dealer’s bust out rate is. A dealer busts out when he or she has a number lower than 21. Also, the dealer is highly unlikely to bust out on an ace.

A good rule of thumb is to play based on the dealer’s true count. If the dealer has a high true count, this usually means that he or she is on a good table. A high dealer bust percentage is an indication of a bad table. This is because there are more Blackjacks and tens in the deck. This can lead to more players having a good hand and less chances of a dealer bust.