Online Blackjack Strategy

online bettingThe ‘perfect’ Blackjack strategy has to cover every possible combination of cards. This quickly becomes hard to remember, especially under playing conditions. What this simplified strategy does is give you a basic strategy, suitable for most hands you’ll encounter, then takes you step by step to a more advanced level, until you’re playing like a pro.

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How to use this simplified Blackjack strategy

Basic rules

Aces should be treated as 1, except with 7, 8, and 9 when they equal 11.


A, 6 is always 7
A, 8 is always 19

Points total is the total of all cards in your hand, not just the first 2, so the same rules apply to

7 and 6,
5, 4 and 4
A, 4 and 8

all of which should be treated as 13.

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Stage 1 – Beginner’s Blackjack strategy

Points total Action
3 to 1112 to 16

17 to 20

Exception: A, 7

HITHIT if dealer > 6, otherwise STAND


HIT if dealer > 8, otherwise STAND


Stage 2 – Intermediate Blackjack strategy

As the beginner’s strategy, with the addition of the Split on a pair

Points total Action
ALL PAIRS except 4s, 5s and 10sPAIR 4s


PAIR 10s


HIT if dealer has 10 or A, else DOUBLE DOWN



Stage 3 – Advanced Blackjack strategy

As the intermediate strategy, but with Double Down on 9, 10 and 11

Points total Action


DOUBLE DOWN if dealer < 7DOUBLE DOWN if dealer < 10



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