### BLACKJACK BASIC STRATEGY

Blackjack strategies are based on decision-making because making the right decision when you see your two cards and the face-up card of the dealer is the key to good winning chances in blackjack. We have calculated the odds for you and have put the right decisions in a simple chart for you to follow. The decisions are made by considering the value of your two cards and the value of the dealer's face-up card. The difference between the basic, intermediate and advanced blackjack strategy is that with the basic one, the player needs to make simple decisions brought to hitting, standing and doubling, but without splitting cards. After the player have gained experience, he may go to the next level and try out our intermediate strategy. With its help, the player will be able to take more complex decisions. The last level will prepare you to start taking into consideration all the cards that have passed - take a look at our advanced blackjack strategy.

All games of chance are up to luck, but blackjack is different - if players make the right decisions, they keep the chances in their favour. The basic blackjack strategy is very important for every player and it is a rule for every beginner.

With our basic strategy,the main goal is to get 17+ and to bust the dealer. For example, if your cards are valued on 15 while the dealer's face-up card is 8, then you need to hit. If the dealer's card is less than 6, you need to stand because the chance for the dealer to get busted is bigger.

The chart below will show you what decisions to make in the different situations during a game:

 DEALER'S FACE-UP CARD P L A Y E R ' S   H A N D ACE 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 17+ S S S S S S S S S S 16 H H H H H S S S S S 15 H H H H H S S S S S 14 H H H H H S S S S S 13 H H H H H S S S S S 12 H H H H H S S S H H 11 H D D D D D D D D D 10 H H D D D D D D D D 9 H H H H H D D D D H 8- H H H H H H H H H H H - Hit             S - Stand             D - Double

If you have 8 or less, you must hit untill you reach 17 or up.

In blackjack, players can double their bets and this is a good advantage over the casino since the dealer doesn't have this option. After you double your bet you have the opportunity to win double on a good hand that you have gotten. Now all you have to do is decide which hand is good and which not. In the chart above, you can see in which situations it is appropriate to double your bet.

Our basic blackjack strategy tells you what to do and helps you make the right decisions depending on the combinations of cards in the players' hand and the dealer's face-up card. It removes the emotion from the game and gives you a plan of action which every beginner player needs.

It is all up tothe player to determine what amount of money to use for the day and to divide it into 25 in order to determine the amount of money he needs to bet on every hand. For instance, if the player has taken \$125 to play blackjack with, then he needs to place \$5 bets on every hand. This way he will be able to take part in at least 25 rounds of betting and that would be a full day to play blackjack.

You can test this blackjack strategy absolutely free in an online casino (with virtual money balance) and you will see how effective and profitable it can be.

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