Basic Blackjack Strategy Table

If your hand adds up to 8 or less always hit.
If your hand adds up to 9,10 or 11 always double down.
If your hand adds up to 17 or more always stand (unless you have an ace).
Stand on all totals of 13 or higher if the dealer is showing a 2 through 6.
If you are dealt either an ace 8 or ace 9 always stand.
If you are first dealt two 8s always split (unless the dealer shows a ten value card).
If you are dealt two aces always split.
Do not hit on a possible bust hand (12 or higher) if the dealer is showing 6 or less.
Avoid insurance.
Stay on cards of 12 through 16 when the dealer has 2 through 6 up.
Split 9s if dealers up card is less than 9.Never split pairs of 4s,5s or 10s.
Hit all totals of 12 to 16 provided the dealer is showing a 7 through ace.

Multi hand blackjack
Multi-hand Blackjack is an exciting way to play Blackjack, where you get to play up to 5 hands at once. It is a game where you are dealt up to 5 hands of cards and play all your hands against the dealer’s single hand. Most versions of Multi-hand Blackjack are played with 5 standard 52-card decks. All the cards are shuffled after each game and you play with all 5 decks at once, as this offers you the best possible chance of winning.

Basic Blackjack Strategy Table
Basic Progressive Blackjack strategy is defined as the proper play of cards knowing only your hand and the dealer’s exposed card. It does not involve card counting (an advantage lost in playing most online Blackjack games as decks of up to 8 are used and reshuffled after each hand) or remembering which cards were played previously. The basic Blackjack strategy is created through intensive computer simulations, which perform a complete combinatorial analysis. In this method, the computer “plays” tens of thousands of hands for each Blackjack situation possible and statistically decides which decision best favors the player.

Basic strategy is usually printed as tables with the dealer’s up card the first row and your two-card combination the first column. The other entries in the table tell you what to do (Stand, Hit, Double-Down, Split) with the different combinations of dealer and player’s hands. Basic Blackjack strategy tables (where 8 decks are used, dealer stands on 17, double-down on any two cards, double after split allowed, no re-splitting of cards allowed, no surrender) are shown below for hard totals, soft totals, and pairs along with a legend.

Legend:

S – Stand
H – Hit
D – Double
Y – Yes, split
N – No, don’t split

Hard Totals:


Dealer’s Up Card
Your Cards2345678910A
17SSSSSSSSSS
16SSSSSHHHHH
15SSSSSHHHHH
14SSSSSHHHHH
13SSSSSHHHHH
12HHSSSHHHHH
11DDDDDDDDDH
10DDDDDDDDHH
9HDDDDHHHHH
8HHHHHHHHHH

Soft Totals:

Dealer’s Up Card
Your Cards2345678910A
(A,9)SSSSSSSSSS
(A,8)SSSSSSSSSS
(A,7)SDDDDSSHHH
(A,6)HDDDDHHHHH
(A,5)HHDDDHHHHH
(A,4)HHDDDHHHHH
(A,3)HHHDDHHHHH
(A,2)HHHDDHHHHH

Pairs:

Dealer’s Up Card
Your Cards2345678910A
(A, A)YYYYYYYYYY
(10,10)NNNNNNNNNN
(9,9)YYYYYYYYYY
(8,8)YYYYYYYYYY
(7,7)YYYYYYNNNN
(6,6)YYYYYNNNNN
(5,5)NNNNNNNNNN
(4,4)NNNYYNNNNN
(3,3)YYYYYYNNNN
(2,2)YYYYYYNNNN

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