Blackjack is primarily a game of luck but over the years there have been countless theories and strategies on how to optimise your chance of winning and beat the dealer. In this article, we will look at some of the most popular strategies, by all means, try them, but don’t rely on them.
Once you have mastered the basic rules of Blackjack there are several strategies you can adopt to enhance your chance of winning, these include:
Blackjack Surrender Strategy
If you are unfortunate enough to be dealt a really bad hand Surrender is an option that allows you to fold your hand and get half your bet back. Not all casinos offer Surrender as an option so it is always worth checking before using it as an option.
Blackjack Pair Splitting Strategy
The rules for pair splitting are fairly straightforward if you are dealt two cards of the same value you can split them into two separate hands. In order to do this, you will have to place an equal bet to your original on the second hand.
Blackjack Doubling Down Strategy
Doubling Down is quite a simple strategy, basically, after you have been dealt your first two cards you can opt to double your initial bet, but only receive one more card.
Blackjack Hit and Stand Strategy
This is the most frequent decision you will have to make when you are playing Blackjack, you can either ‘Hit’ and receive more cards in the hope of getting 21 or as close as possible, or you can decide to ‘stand’ in the hope the dealer does not beat your hand.
Blackjack Insurance Strategy
Insurance is a strategy that comes into play when the dealer is showing an ace, basically, you have the option to place another bet of half your original bet insuring yourself in case the dealer gets Blackjack.