How To Fine Tune Your Blackjack Skills

How To Fine Tune Your Blackjack Skills

Blackjack casino games are widely known all over the world. It is one of the most played games by casino players because of the easy wins, wide variants and interesting game sets. However, if you don’t know the primary Blackjack skills and strategies, the game will give you a big hole in your pocket no matter how many times you play the game. To help fine-tune your blackjack skills, read down below the tips and strategies listed.

How To Fine Tune Your Blackjack Skills

Use the basic strategy

It solely means to make the best out of the odds. There is a chart for Blackjack that you will find on the internet where many casino players learn about the basic approach of the game and help lessen the house edge to a minimum, boosting your odds of winning. The graph describes how to play each hand in blackjack, cross-referenced by the dealer’s face card. However, knowing the basic strategy does not cover everything. It only shows the players when to stand or hit.

Use the Soft Blackjack Hands

Any kind of one or two cards which contains an ace is called soft blackjack hands. The soft blackjack hands offer you one of the best techniques to win at blackjack games. There are basically five soft hands that are identified in the basic strategy:

A-2= Soft 13

A-3= Soft 14

A-4=Soft 15

A-5= Soft 16

A-6= Soft 17

The basic idea of soft hands is that, if you hold an A-2 or A-3, double it when your dealer shows a 5 or 6, and hit when they show other cards. Likewise, if you have an A-6, multiply it when the dealer has 3 through 6 and hit if he/she reveals any other card.

Know when to split

Mastering when to split pairs is another way to fine-tune your blackjack skills. If you’re new to the blackjack game and still learning the basics, this strategy might look complicated and confusing, but it’s simpler than you think. Here are the combinations which you must never split in any situation- pair of tens, pair of fives, pair of face cards. This is because a  set of tens or face cards adds up to 20, which considerably increases your chances of winning. In contrast to that, you should split when you have Aces and Eights because its value is low in blackjack.

Know when to double down

This is another uber important strategy of winning at blackjack games. Remember that you must always double down when you have 11 because at that point you have a high chance of landing a 10 or face card, which means, there are high odds of winning. You can also double down at 10 if the dealer has an 8 or under because the dealer has a high chance of busting at that point. However, do not double down when you have 12,13,14,15,16, because, then, you would have a big chance of busting and you do not want to put that extra money at risk.

Tips and Tricks For Easy Wins at Blackjack

Splitting pairs of Aces and 8s.Splitting pairs of 10-value cards: 10s, Jacks, Queens or Kings.
Split twos, threes, sixes and sevens and nines (not if the dealer has 7 or higher)Buying insurance(dealers only even get a natural 30% of the time once he gets an ace, so it makes no sense to bet on him)
Double down with a total of ten but not if the dealer has a ten or an ace.Adhering to the ‘dealer rules.’
Double down with eleven but not if the dealer has an ace.Take any more hits with a soft 19.
Take a hit with an 11 or less.
If you have between 12 and 16, take a hit when the dealer’s card is seven or higher.
It is a good idea to not take anymore hits with a hard hand of 17 or higher.
With a soft 17 or less always take a hit.
With a soft 18 take a hit if the dealer has a 6 or less.

Using the Basic Strategy.


Name: How To Fine Tune Your Blackjack Skills
Author : Luna Smith
Published Date: 06/06/2019