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When To Hit

  • If the dealer’s face up card is 7, 8, 9, 10 or Ace, and your hand totals 8 or 12 through 16, Hit.
  • If the dealer’s face up card is Ace, and your hand totals 11, do not Double, Hit.
  • If the dealer’s face up card is 10, and your hand totals 10, do not Double, Hit.
  • If the dealer’s face up card is 7, 8 or 9, and your hand totals 9, do not Double, Hit.

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When To Stand

  • When your hand totals 17 or above, no matter what, Stand. (Some strategies will tell you to hit 17 if the dealer has an Ace.)
  • If the dealer’s face up card is 6 or below, and your hand totals 13 or above, Stand.
  • If you have a splitable pair of 10s or Face Cards, do not Split them, Stand

When To Split

  • Only Split 2s and 3s if the dealer’s card is 4-7
  • Never Split 5s; either Double Down, or Hit if the dealer is showing a 10 or Ace.
  • Split 6s and 7s if the dealers card is 6 or below.
  • Always split 8s, no matter what.
  • Always Split Aces if allowed.

When To Double

  • Always double a total of 10 unless the dealer has 10 or Ace.
  • Always double an 11 unless the dealer has an Ace.
  • 9 should only be doubled when the dealer has 3, 4, 5 or 6 showing.

 

 

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