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drawing a new card to add to the player's or dealer's hand. after a "hit", the player is said to "bust" if the new card causes the player's total to exceed 21.

a playing strategy that is designed to minimize the house edge as much as possible without using techniques such as card counting, shuffle tracking, or dealer tells. Basic strategy is used as a foundation for card counting, but is also used by many non-counters.


SURRENDER - Where permitted, a player may give up his first two cards and lose only one-half his original bet. Your first two cards are Ace & King of Spades and the dealer’s first two cards total 11. You may draw as many cards as you wish as long as you do not pass 21.

The correct playing decision often involves some consideration of the dealer's upcard. to place more than one bet before the cards are dealt.

Standing refers to staying with the cards that you have. Las Vegas casinos permit you to bring these charts at the table. The people sitting next to you might get a bit impatient as you look at it to figure out your play, but if you are playing against a machine or online, it won’t matter. They are completely legal to use by all Las Vegas casinos.

This is a multiple deck black jack strategy chart, but it's still pretty basic. (approximate, May vary with different rules) Without basic strategy average of 7%. Counting's card can reverse the advantage up to 1% to the player.

If you don't have enough money to double or split, hand some cash for the chips. If the dealer is showing a face card or an ace (especially an ace), consider if you should surrender. If you are holding 15 or 16, the chances are you will bust (more likely than not).

If the dealer is showing an ace, no matter how bad his first draw is (if he needs to), he will always be able to draw again. Basic rules of thumb are to always stand hard 17 and over, never stand a soft 17, double soft hands A,2 and A,3 vs 5-6, A,4 and A,5 vs 4-6, and A,6 and A,7 vs 3-6.

a measure of how well the card weights correlate to the change in the player's favorability for placing insurance bets. This gives an estimate of the accuracy of the card counting system for predicting when to take insurance.

There are more accurate charts for specific numbers of decks and certain rules. Stick to these basic Black Jack strategy tips to improve your odds! For example if you get a 7 and a 6, and the dealer has an 8, you have a hard 13, and according to the chart, it is in your best interest to HIT. If you have an Ace and a 5, and the dealer has a 5, according to the chart, it is in your best interest to DOUBLE. If you have two Aces, no matter what the dealer has, you best odds are to SPLIT.

Blackjack is mainly a luck and chance game, but also a strategy game. You too can have a dalliance with lady luck on one of the most popular casino games on the planet.