If you don’t land 21 then your goal is to beat out the dealer. Unless you’re winning serious stakes, a dollar chip every twenty or so hands is generally appropriate. If there are tables with rule variations they almost always work in your favor like doubling down on any two cards, or the dealer having to stand on soft 17. Remember, the dealer must stay on 17. This article is about single deck blackjack.

Things You Will Need

The only prequisites for this article is either money, if you are playing in a real casino, or a set of cards.

Tips & WarningsWarning:

Always gamble responsibly, this guide does not guarantee sucess in Black Jack/ 21.

Always respect your areas law’s and age restrictions in relation to gambling.


-No matter what card the Dealer is showing you must always assume that the dealer has a ten face down.

Step 1BlackJack Strategy:

The object of the game BlackJack is to get 21, or as close to 21 as you can without going over (commonly known as going bust). If you win, the dealer’s tip doubles.

Blackjack or “21” is a game found in every decent casino.

Here are some basic rules you can follow to have statistics in your favor while playing:

If you’re lucky youre dealer may ‘tip’ the odds in your favour. Tip (or “toke”) the dealer. Your next move should depend on what card the dealer is showing. You tip well enough and you’ll keep winning, but pit bosses catch on to this quick so if you’re going to toke big, toke and leave to another casino. The Dealer has to stand on any total of 17 or more and hits on anything less giving the player a considerable advantage.

-If your first two cards are equal to ten or less you always hit for another card. Even if you don’t understand the variation it will still most likely help your chances of winning. There are a few methods to increase your odds of coming out a winner. They are not unionized, work for lousy wages, and depend on your generosity.

-If your cards total 12-16 this is the danger zone. If the dealer has a card between 2 and 6 then you should stay. If the dealer has a card showing between 7 to an Ace you should draw until you are over 16. The only exception is if you have a soft hand [meaning you have an ace plus another card, since an ace can be 1 or 11]

BlackJack Tips:

Also never pick a table with a min bet higher then 5% of your total gambling money[your stash]. Never gamble what you can not afford to lose.

If you are at a casino Then there is one thing that can really help you out.

-If you have cards valued between 17 to 20 you should never draw another card. If you want to make sure the dealer has your best interests at heart, place the tip right in front of your wagering circle, essentially turning it into a side bet on your hand. If You get 11 and there are no card of face value ten or more on the table then the odds are not in your favor to hit

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