How to play Blackjack
The idea for "Perfect 21" is understanding
what the cards you can't see likely are. There are 4 tens,
Jacks, Queens, and Kings and therefore odds are when you can't
see a card, it is a card valued at ten. If you play like the
unseen cards are valued at ten, you are taking the biggest
step to playing "Perfect 21".
-Do not use "feelings". "I'm feeling good, hit me!" Only suckers
having feelings in a numbers game. Stick to the rules
-Never split 4's, 5's or 10's. Split all other pairs when
dealer's upcard is less than 6
-Always split your Aces and 8s, regardless of what card the
dealer is showing
-Never take insurance with the possible exception of even
money when you have 21
-You should stand on a hard 13 through 16, but only if the
card the dealer is showing is a 6 or lower. If the dealer’s
showing card is a 7 through an Ace, you should hit.
-If the dealer is showing a 4, 5 or a 6, you should stand
on a hard 12.
-If the dealer’s showing card is a 2 or a 3, or 7 and
higher, you should hit a hard 12.
-You should continue to hit until you have at least 17 if
the dealer’s up card is a 10.
-You should hit a soft 17 (Soft means an Ace an a 6 which
equals 17 or 7) if the dealer’s up card is a 10.
-If the total of your cards equals 9 or lower you should
-If you have 10 or 11, you should double down, double your
bet, that is if your total is more than the dealers upcard,
if not just hit. Example, You have 10 and the dealer is
showing an 8, double down. You have 10 and the dealer is
showing a 10 as well, just hit.
-If you have 12 thru 16, hit when the dealers upcard is
7 or higher, stand the dealer is showing anything smaller
than a 7.
-If you have 17 or higher, stand
- If you have a soft 13 - 18, an ace and a 6 make a soft
17, Double down when the dealers upcard is 5 or 6
-Soft 17 or lower, hit
-Soft 19 stand
Never split 4's, 5's or 10's
Get your Free drinks!
Keep an eye on the other players, never play at a table
where someone clearly plays reckless.
When you're winning you need to put the big bet out there,
when you're losing you have to be patient