# Should you always double down on 11?

If the dealer is showing a lower card than a 10, it is good strategy to double down. If the casino rules dictate the dealer must hit soft 17, you should always double down on 11 no matter what the dealers up card.

## Do you double down on 11 against a 10?

When you double down, you risk losing double your original bet, but with 11 vs. 10, you win double your bet more often, giving you a higher average profit.

## Why should you double down on 11?

That's because there's a good chance that if you're showing an eleven, then one more card could hit blackjack – or get close to it. Or at the very least, you won't break 21. This is why so many people choose to double down when their total cards equal 11.

## When should you always double down?

You should always double down if you are holding ten and the dealer is holding a card lower than a seven. However, if you have ten and the dealer also has 10 or 11, you should not double your bet. If they have 7, 8, or 9, doubling or not will be fairly even in value.

## What numbers should you double down?

Doubling down on soft totals

This is worth either 8 or 18. After doubling down, any 2 or 3 will make you a total of 20 or 21. However, a 9 or 10 will make you 17 - that's a good hand against a dealer showing a poor low card.

## Is 11 always a double in blackjack?

If the dealer is showing a lower card than a 10, it is good strategy to double down. If the casino rules dictate the dealer must hit soft 17, you should always double down on 11 no matter what the dealers up card.

## Do you hit 12 against a 6?

12 stands against dealer 4 through 6, otherwise hit. 11 always doubles. 10 doubles against dealer 2 through 9 otherwise hit. 9 doubles against dealer 3 through 6 otherwise hit.

## Should you double down on 12?

According to the chart you should always double down (or hit) on a hard 12, regardless of the dealers card.

## Do you hit or stay on 16?

It is best to hit when holding a hand of 10 or 12-16, and stand on anything 17 and over. An ace gives you a good chance of making 21 with a hit. When a dealer has a seven, eight or nine card it is impossible for them to make a blackjack, so your chances increase.

## When should you hit or stay in blackjack?

Your decision to stand will also be based on which group your hand total falls into. For instance, you should stand if the dealer's face-up card is a 6 or below and you have a hard 16 (say consisting of a 7 and 9). Hit if the dealer shows a 2, or double down on cards 3 through 6 if you have an ace, 2, 3, 4 or 5.

## What should you not do in blackjack?

Blackjack Etiquette - Do's and Don'ts
• 1 Don't hand your money to the dealer. ...
• 2 Never hold your cards with two hands. ...
• 3 Never remove your cards from the table. ...
• 4 Never touch your chips once the dealer calls "no more bets". ...
• 5 When the cards are dealt face up, don't touch them. ...
• 6 Signal your decision, don't say it.

## Do you split 7s in blackjack?

In multi-deck games, always split 7s against a dealer's 2 through 7, otherwise hit. In double-deck games, split 7s against dealer's 2-8 if DAS or 2-7 if NDAS; otherwise hit.

## What cards should you split in blackjack?

However, regardless of the various situations, the common strategic wisdom in the blackjack community is to "Always split aces and eights" when dealt either pair as initial cards. This is generally the first rule of any splitting strategy.

## Is it better to play blackjack at a full table?

Playing at a crowded table or an empty table, blackjack odds are the same. The only way that one blackjack game could offer different odds than another is due to variations in game rules.

## Do you hit on 12 against a 3?

Bottom line: Even though you'll never get rich on 12 against a 3, no matter how you play it, hitting is the better play, because in the long run it will save you money compared to standing. Play #4. Not Splitting 8s Against a Dealer's 9, 10, or Ace. “A 16 against a dealer's 9, 10, or Ace is a loser.

## Should I split 10s in blackjack?

In Face-up Blackjack, where all the cards dealt are exposed, including both dealer's cards, the correct strategy is to split 10s against the dealer's 13, 14, 15 or 16.

## Do you hit 15 against a 10?

In a double- or multi-deck game, if your 15 consists of an 8-7, hit against a dealer 10 upcard (rather than surrender). In all games, if your 16 is multi-card or the result of a pair split, stand against a dealer's 10 upcard instead of hit.

## Should you stand on 15 blackjack?

If you stand on that 15, you will win 25.36 percent of the time and lose 74.64 percent of the time. That makes a net loss of 49.28 percent. Now, by hitting that 15, you will win 29.02 percent of the time and lose 66.46 percent of the time and push 4.52 percent of the time.

## Can you make a living playing blackjack?

It's definitely possible to play blackjack for a living. It takes hard work, determination, and self control, but we are living proof that you can make a living counting cards at blackjack (not to mention the 100 people we hang out with at the blackjack ball, half of which are millionaires thanks to the casinos).

## Do you hit 12 against a 5?

It's true that you should stand on 12 against any dealer's 4, 5, and 6 up card because of the dealer's high bust frequency (40%, 43%, and 42% respectively).

## Do you split 4's against a 6?

Summary: Split 4-4 against 5 or 6 and hit against all other upcards if you can double after split, and just hit against all upcards if you can't. In a single-deck game, there's another wrinkle. In one-deckers, the best play is to split against 4, 5 or 6 if you can double after splits.

## Do casinos cheat at blackjack?

There are some common methods of cheating in blackjack that players often use. These are marking the cards, changing the bets, denying their playing actions, and trying to take a look at the dealer's hole card while playing blackjack in a casino.

## Should I hit on 17 blackjack?

If it's good enough for the dealer, it's the same for players … hitting soft 17 is always better than standing. Therefore, one of the golden rules of smart play is this: No matter what blackjack game you are playing, never stand on soft 17.

## What is the best blackjack strategy?

• STRATEGY #1: ALWAYS DOUBLE DOWN ON A HARD 11. ...
• STRATEGY #2: ALWAYS SPLIT A PAIR OF 8s AND ACES. ...
• STRATEGY #3: NEVER SPLIT A PAIR OF 5s OR TENS. ...
• STRATEGY #4: ALWAYS HIT A HARD 12 AGAINST A DEALER'S 2 OR 3 UPCARD. ...
• STRATEGY #6: ALWAYS DOUBLE DOWN ON 10 WHEN THE DEALER'S UPCARD IS 9 OR LESS.

## Should you hit soft 17?

When the casino rules specify that dealer's must hit their soft 17 (rather than stand), the house edge increases, meaning hitting a soft 17 is better for the dealer than standing. It's the same for players … hitting soft 17 is always better than standing.

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