Black Jack Strategy

Follow basic strategy in Black Jack and greatly reduce the house edge
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The casino's advantage in black jack is about 5.75%. By employing the correct basic strategy you can reduce the casino's advantage to about 0.5%.

  • Correct hitting and standing -3.25%
  • Correct doubling -1.5%
  • Correct pair splitting -0.5%

The casino's advantage is less than 0.5% if they offer very favorable rules. For example a casino that uses a single deck game with the dealer standing on soft 17 with doubling after pair splitting allowed can result in the player having a slight edge (about 0.1%).

There are strategies for hitting, doubling, splitting. These are covered in order.

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