Blackjack Tips

Blackjack tips can help you to improve your game and increase your chances of winning.

Here we will look at some of the blackjack tips and strategies that may come in handy, and if you follow them you will certainly improve your chances of winning.

The Game

Blackjack game is played with a single 52 card deck. All cards have the same value with the exception of ace which is assigned a value of 1. Blackjack is the total of all your cards or a specific number if you decided to use it.

At the beginning you can only see the up card, this is called the up card. Once you are happy with the card you will start the round of betting, this will start from the person left of the dealer. Typically there are three possible options to bet on when you are betting on your hand or on a point.

You can bet on your hand, on a hand total between 17 and 21, on a range of numbers between those two, on a color or also on a point. When you bet on a number or on a hand, you need to get the same number or hand total in your cards in order to have a chance of winning.

You Can’t Between the Dealer And Yourself

When you bet against the dealer you will be hoping for a card total of 21 or less. If the total is more than 21 you will lose the game, this is called going ‘bust’. The dealer will then keep the cards they have and will deal another hand.

Going Bust

If the dealer has a card total of less than 16, but you have a total of 21 or higher, then you will win the game. This is called a “natural” hand and will lead to the player ultimately winning the game. If the dealer has a card total of 16 or less, then the player will lose the game.

Dealers Choice

In blackjack each dealer has a different decision to make; whether to hit or stand. Before the dealer has dealt the cards, each player is dealt two cards. If the player has a total of 16 or less they must start of by betting, starting again with the player who has the dealer button.

If the player has a total of 17 or higher they may choose to hit, and if the dealer has a card total of less than 17, they may choose to stand.


The player needs to go first, so the dealer can make his decision before the player. The player has to decide whether to hit or stand before the dealer.

The player has to hit if they have a total of 12 or below, as they go into the next round.

The player has to stand if they have a total of 13 or higher because they have to draw one more card.

The Casino Way

This is the strategy; all players go first, and the dealer last.

Before the dealer deals the cards, he will have already compared his cards to the players. If the dealer has a better hand than the one already on the table, there is a good chance that the casino will win.

On the player’s turn, they have the option to hit or stand. If they think they have a good hand, then they must at least call.

But, if the player is confident that they have a good hand, the player can represent and the dealer will have no choice but to match their bet if they desire to stay on the game.

Afterwards the dealer will deal each player another card face up, and the process begins again.

The reason for the game being played within thedivision of the dealer is Because the first card dealt by the dealer is considered as going to the player.

If the dealer has an ace for a card total of 4 and cards totaling 9, 10 or Ace, then the situation is referred to as a soft total in which the player cannot lose.

However, if the dealer has a 5 and a 6 for a card total of 4, 5 and 6 are the only possibilities that can lead to loss. Therefore for the soft total to happen, the player must have at least a 12.

The soft hand total for the dealer is preferred because the casino house edge is far less, usually about 5%.

Following are some of the options that a player has. Hand total can include a multiplier.

The first example is to bet the Casino’s favored hand, a five and a two.

The second example demonstrates a six and an ace, again in blackjack terms.

When playing baccarat, options are a choice of two hands.

Over/Under Bet

The bet is placed on whether or not the Dealer will go over 21.

In the 2nd example above, the bet is placed over whether the dealer will draw 21 or less.

In all the examples, the face up card is the dealer’s.