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Tip 8: Blackjack Strategies, Splitting & Doubling Down

Posted by Emily On September 14th

You already understand how to bet when you split a pair and double down…

This is the 8th tip in our series, “How to Play Blackjack: 21 Winning Tips.” If you would like to view these tips offline and at your leisure, just click for the Fort Myers Beach location or the Myrtle Beach location.

…but lets delve deeper on when is the right time to use these Blackjack strategies.

Double Down:

The best time to utilize a Double Down situation, is when you were dealt a hard 10-11 and the dealer shows a 4, 5, or 6.

By doubling down you are gambling that the dealer will draw and go bust.

This is why you only want to do this when the dealer is only showing a 4, 5, or 6.

Splitting Up Pairs:

When the first two cards dealt are pairs, you can split them and play two hands. This increases your gambling opportunity as you now have 2 hands to bet on.

You now need to analyze each of your new hands against that of the dealer’s to determine your next move.

After splitting you can:

  • Hit
  • Stand
  • Re-split
  • Double-down

There is one situation that you need to be aware of and that’s when you have split aces.

After the aces are split, some casinos have a rule that will only allow you to be dealt one card for each ace that was split.

This needs to be taken into consideration before you split aces.

It’s important to check the house rules before you sit down at the table so you have all the facts you need to adjust your Blackjack strategies.

Ready to make your move? Come on board the Big “M” Casino to learn more at our FREE Blackjack Training class or read on to learn about Blackjack odds.

“How to Play Blackjack – 21 Winning Tips” is also available as a free eBook at www.BigMCasino.com/fort-myers-beach/ebooks/ or www.BigMCasino.com/myrtle-beach/ebooks/.

If you are interested in playing either Florida Blackjack or South Carolina Blackjack or simply want more information – feel free to contact us online or call us.

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