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This is the 7th 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.

“Blackjack Surrender?”

Some Casinos offer a “Blackjack Surrender.” If this is an option where you are playing, then you should review the 2 ways this can be played:

The first option takes place after the cards are dealt, but before the dealer has looked at his cards. This is called an Early Surrender.

The second option takes place after the dealer has looked at his cards to reveal if a Blackjack hand was dealt. This is called a late surrender.

In both circumstances the dealer takes your surrendered cards, along with half of your bet.

Determining if this type of play is right for you will greatly depend on your strategy and the house rules of the casino.

The basic strategy for using the surrender options are when your hand values are:

  • Hard 16 versus dealer 9
  • Hard 15 or 16 versus dealer 10
  • Hard 16 Versus dealer A

When the surrender is not allowed, then the strategy would change to Hit on all but the Hard 16 Versus 10, you would stand.

If you are ready to surrender to the fun of the Big “M” Casino Gambling Cruise, then make your reservation today.

Still want to learn more, read our next tip “Blackjack Splitting and Doubling Down”.

“How to Play Blackjack – 21 Winning Tips” is also available as a free eBook at or

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

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3 Responses

  1. Learn to Play Blackjack Like a Pro With These 21 Tips! | Gambling Casino Cruise Says:

    […] Tip 7 – Blackjack Surrender: Surrender To The Fun of Blackjack! […]

    Posted on November 5th, 2010 at 4:15 pm

  2. charley wilson Says:

    is blackjack surrender early @ late offered on big m s.c.?

    Posted on January 17th, 2011 at 10:48 am

  3. Emily Says:

    When the dealer’s up card is an Ace– all players involved in the hand are given the option to take insurance before anyone acts on their hand. At the same time insurance is being offered if a player has black-jack, he or she has the option to take even money.
    After these options have been exercised or not, then normal play resumes on the hand. There are no other options concerning insurance offered.

    I hope this answers your question.

    Posted on February 2nd, 2011 at 3:59 pm

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