How to Beat the Dealer at Blackjack

Blackjack is one of the enduring classics that form the backbone of the games offering of almost every casino. The secret to its popularity is down to the simplicity of its rules, which can be picked up by anyone at the first time of asking, and the high probability you have of winning when compared with other casino games. 

While there is definitely a degree of luck that is involved in winning at blackjack, there are also some tried-and-tested strategies that you can employ to boost your odds of coming out on top of the dealer. In this post, we will take you through a few that you can use the next time you play – read on to find out more!


  • Split Aces and Eights


If you are playing at a trusted online casino Malaysia, you will probably be given the option to split when your hand contains a pair of aces or eights. Even though it may seem like a bad move to break up eights, doing so statistically increases your chance of beating the dealer’s hand. The same applies to aces. 


  • Double Down


When choosing a table or online casino blackjack game, make sure to choose one where you have the option of doubling down on a 10 or 11. When you are dealt a good hand, it is wise to strike while the iron is hot and put your money where your mouth is. Over the course of a game, this will improve your chances of coming out with a tidy profit.


  • Dealer Stands on Soft 17


A ‘soft’ hand in blackjack means that it contains an ace which can count either as 1 or 11. In some casinos, there exists a rule where the dealer has to stand on a soft 17 or above. In games where this is the case, your chances of winning against the house are boosted significantly so it is a good idea to check the rules before you start playing. 


  • Stand When Your Hand Could Bust Against the Dealer’s Card


As a general rule of thumb, blackjack wisdom says that you should stand when your card could bust when paired with the dealer’s card. Let the dealer take the risk of busting himself – you can always ask for another card if he does not. This should increase your chances of winning in a marked way. 

Blackjack is not a complicated game. If you know just a few simple strategies, you can maximize your potential profits whether you are playing online or in a real casino. The next time you play, have a go at using some of the strategies mentioned above!

About Marcelo Villa

Marcelo is an associate editor at The Sports Daily, and has covered the San Diego Chargers for Bleacher Report. He also writes for Sportsdirect Inc.