# Does blackjack stop at 17?

The dealer must continue to take cards until the total is 17 or more, at which point the dealer must stand. If the dealer has an ace, and counting it as 11 would bring the total to 17 or more (but not over 21), the dealer must count the ace as 11 and stand.

## Why do blackjack dealers stop at 17?

Hitting soft 17 gives the dealer the chance to make the 18, 19, 20 and 21 hands that can win on their own against a player pat hand. This comes into play most often when the dealer's face up card is an Ace and basic strategy players hit until they have 17 or better.

## Is it better to hit or stay at 17 in blackjack?

It is best to hit when holding a hand of 10 or 12-16, and stand on anything 17 and over. An ace gives you a good chance of making 21 with a hit. When a dealer has a seven, eight or nine card it is impossible for them to make a blackjack, so your chances increase.

## Do blackjack dealers stand on 17?

The Dealer must draw on 16 or under and must stand on 17 or over. The Dealer's first ace counts as 11 unless it busts the hand. Subsequent aces count as one. If the player's total is closer to 21 than the Dealer's, the player wins even money (1 – 1).

## Does the dealer stay on soft 17?

As a player, you can do virtually whatever you like with your hand, but the dealer must act according to a simple rule. In every blackjack game, the dealer either stands on Soft 17 or higher, or hits Soft 17, which means they can only stand on Hard 17, plus any 18 or more.

## Should you always hit 16 in blackjack?

According to basic computations, a dealer with 7, 8, 9, 10 or Ace showing, is going to end with a total between 17 and 21, anywhere from 74% to 83% of the time. Therefore, a blackjack basic strategy will correctly dictate that hitting the 16 gives the player the best chance of beating the dealer.

## Is it better to hit soft 17 or stand soft 17?

When the casino rules specify that dealer's must hit their soft 17 (rather than stand), the house edge increases, meaning hitting a soft 17 is better for the dealer than standing. It's the same for players … hitting soft 17 is always better than standing.

## Do you hit 16 when dealer shows 17?

But there is one significant difference. In most casino blackjack games, a dealer must take a card if he hits 16 or below and stand at 17 or above.

## Do most casinos hit on soft 17?

These days you almost have to play in games where the dealer hits soft 17, as most casinos have adopted this policy. But if you have a choice, playing where they stand is better.

## Should I stay on 14 in blackjack?

17 and up always stands. 16 stands against dealer 2 through 6, otherwise hit. 15 stands against dealer 2 through 6, otherwise hit. 14 stands against dealer 2 through 6, otherwise hit.

## Is it bad to get 21 in blackjack?

A two-card hand of 21 (an ace plus a ten-value card) is called a "blackjack" or a "natural", and is an automatic winner.

## Do you hit 16 against a 7 in blackjack?

If you play basic strategy at blackjack, you'll hit 16 if the dealer's face-up card is 7 or higher.

## Why does blackjack beat 21?

If the dealer's hand exceeds 21, all players with 21 or less win. If your hand is higher than the dealer's, without exceeding 21, you win. If you have the same total as the dealer, it's a push—even if you got blackjack. A Blackjack will beat 21.

## Should I stick on 15 at blackjack?

Sam says: “Always hit a hard 15 when the dealer's up-card is a 7 through an ace. If you stand on that 15, you will win 25.36 percent of the time and lose 74.64 percent of the time. That makes a net loss of 49.28 percent.

## What are the odds at 17 in blackjack?

Hit on 19 = 85% chance of busting. Hit on 18 = 77% chance of busting. Hit on 17 = 69% chance of busting. Hit on 16 = 62% chance of busting.

## What is the 5 card rule in blackjack?

Five Card Trick: In the event you draw 5 cards to a hand without exceeding 21, you automatically win and the Dealer will pay you even money. ANY PAIRS Any Pairs is an optional side wager offered on certain Blackjack Challenge tables.

## What's the worst bet in a casino?

Keno – House Edge 20–40%

This is usually the worst game to play at the casino in terms of your odds of winning, so if you do play, know that you're unlikely to win. Ever.

## What game do casinos lose the most on?

The longer you play, the greater the odds are that the result of your play will match up with the house edge—and that you will lose money. The house edge varies significantly among the different casino games, with blackjack the lowest and keno the highest.

## What is the most money ever bet in a casino?

Buried Life: Roulette

The boys put \$125,000 on even money roulette bets and tried to roll it over 3 times, and ended up making the largest roulette bet in Vegas history of \$250,000.

## Do you always double down on 11?

If the dealer is showing a lower card than a 10, it is good strategy to double down. If the casino rules dictate the dealer must hit soft 17, you should always double down on 11 no matter what the dealers up card.

## Do you double 11 against 10?

When you double down, you risk losing double your original bet, but with 11 vs. 10, you win double your bet more often, giving you a higher average profit.

## Do you hit 12 against a 3?

That may be true for most stiff hands (meaning, a hard 12 through 16) but it's not the case when you are holding a 12 against a 3. There are only four cards that could bust your 12 — a ten, jack, queen, or king. On the other hand, five cards will get you to 17–21 (a five, six, seven, eight, or nine).

## Do you double soft 17 against a 6?

Now you've got a 2-4-ace or a soft 17 hand. Bingo, you remember the rule that you should double down on soft 17 when dealer shows a 6. But hold on here. In most land-based and online casinos, the casino rules prohibit doubling down on a hand once you draw a third card.

## Do you hit soft 17 against a 7?

Given that a single-deck table disallows soft doubling altogether, you should hit your soft 17 instead. Hitting on soft 17 is advisable against dealer upcards 7 through ace as well. The reason for it is that if players have a soft 17 and get a 10 or any of the face cards, this will leave them with a hard 17.

## Do you hit on soft 13?

Soft 13 and soft 14 should be hit against all dealer cards except for 5 and 6. Soft 15 and soft 16 should be hit against all upcards of the dealer except for 5, 4, and 6. Soft 18 is hit when the dealer has 9 through ace. Players should stand against the dealer's deuces, 7, and 8.