Five Always Plays

Blackjack doesn’t always have to be about winning a lot of money. Sometimes it’s just about going to the Casino and having fun with your friends without losing your shirt. If don’t do anything else just remember these “Five Always Plays” and it will be a great advantage to you.

1. Always “double down” on “11”. If you double down every time, even against an “Ace”, you will end up 1.63% better off financially than if you just took a hit.

2. Always stand on a hard “16”. Hitting a “16” will have a net loss 44.08% of the time. Standing will have a net loss 41.98% of the time. You are 2.10% better off standing.

3. Always stand on a “Blackjack”. By standing I mean never take “even money” and never take “insurance”. You are 3.89% better off by riding it out.

4. Always split a pair of “8’s”. If you hit, you lose 44.10% of the time. If you stand you lose 41.90% of the time. By splitting you still lose but only the equivalent of 13.60% of the time. That’s an advantage of 28.30% of the time.

5. Always split “Ace’s”.  If you hit, you lose 15.82% of the time. If you split, you win the equivalent of 1.39% of the time. That’s a 17.21% turnaround.

So , My Friends, enjoy your game a little longer by not losing as often.


Happy Blackjacking