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How to play Blackjack - Basic Blackjack Strategy

One of the first strategies that blackjack players use when trying to beat blackjack is what is known as the Basic Blackjack Strategy.

In a Blackjack game you can follow basic Blackjack strategies to reduce the houses edge on the game. Use the chart below to work out whether you should HIT, STAND or DOUBLE DOWN. Using this basic Blackjack strategy doesn't guarantee a win everytime! but it has been mathematically proven to be the correct course of action during a hand.

The Basic Blackjack Strategy is basically a table that tells you exactly how you should be playing the game, depending on what cards you are currently holding, compared with the single card the dealer is holding that you are able to see.

To work out if you should 'Hit' or 'Stand' you need to look across the row of small cards to the right of 'your hand' under each of the dealers card is a coloured bar. Depending on the colour under the dealers hand you should either 'Stand' 'Hit' or 'Double'.

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