# How do you double in blackjack?

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Doubling down in Blackjack allows the player an option to double their wager following receipt of their original two cards. You then get dealt one – and only one – additional card. Then it’s you versus the dealer to decide who wins.

## When can I double in blackjack?

Many casinos only allow players to double down when they’re showing cards totalling 10 or 11 – if you have any other value hand, you’ll only be able to continue as normal (unless you have the chance to split, of course). Also, pay particular attention to the value the dealer must hit up to.

## What hands should you double down on in blackjack?

When You Should Double Down

• When the total of your cards equal 11.
• With a hard 9 or 10.
• When you are showing a soft 16,17 or 18.
• When The Dealer Has An Ace.
• If You Have A Hard Hand That’s Higher Than 11.

## Can I double down after hitting?

You may “double down” on any two cards except for a natural Blackjack. You can also “double down” after “splitting” a pair.

## Should you split 10s?

In Face-up Blackjack, where all the cards dealt are exposed, including both dealer’s cards, the correct strategy is to split 10s against the dealer’s 13, 14, 15 or 16. … It arises during the last hand of a round during a blackjack tournament.

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## Do you always double down on 11?

As the player and dealer aim to get as close to 21 as possible in order to win the hand, the player is in a strong position when holding 11 after two cards are dealt. … 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 hit 13 against a 2?

Basic strategy recommends standing on hard 13 against upcards 2 through 6 because these put the dealer in a breaking position. Conversely, the optimal approach for hard 13 when the dealer shows cards 7 through Ace is to take a hit.

## Do you hit a 12 against a 2?

12 Against a Dealer’s 2 in Blackjack – Why Hit It? One of the more frustrating hands in blackjack is being dealt a 12 when the dealer shows a 2 upcard. … With a 2 upcard, the dealer has a 35% chance of busting and a 65% chance of making a 17 though 21. If you stand, you’ll win 35% of the time and lose 65% of the time.

## Can you get rich from blackjack?

The only way to make money consistently at blackjack is to play perfectly all the time. … You can gain 1% or so by counting cards, but if your basic strategy is so bad that you’re operating at a 2% disadvantage because you’re making bad decisions about hitting and standing, you’ll still lose money in the long run.

## Do you ever double down on 8?

Double against any dealer’s up card (yes, even against a dealer’s ace). In the event the casino rules don’t allow you to double on hard 8, 9, 10 or 11, or your hand consists of three (or more) cards (e.g., 3-2-6), then you should always hit.

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## Should I hit on 13?

There is a very strong possibility that the dealer can still get busted. On the other hand, there’s a slight advantage to take a hit when you have a 12 even if a bust will occur in 4 out of 13. It’s still wise to double down when you get a 9, 10, or 11. So you should hit 8 or less, hit 12 and stand 13+.

## What does a soft 17 mean in blackjack?

A soft 17 includes an Ace being counted as 11. Ace-6 is a soft 17, as are Ace-2-4, Ace-3-3, Ace-Ace-5 and others. When the dealer hits soft 17, the house edge against a basic strategy player is about two-tenths of a percent higher than if he stands.