Online Blackjack Strategies at River Belle Online Casino are all about making the correct choices during a game of Blackjack. These choices, or strategies, can reduce the casinos advantage quite substantially when used effectively. This is why we have provided you with a printable Blackjack Strategies chart below. It provides you with all the basic Blackjack Strategy choices in an easy to use reference format.
|Your hand||Dealer's face-up card|
|11||Double or Hit||Double or Hit||Double or Hit||Double or Hit||Double or Hit||Double or Hit||Double or Hit||Double or Hit||Double or Hit||Hit|
|10||Double or Hit||Double or Hit||Double or Hit||Double or Hit||Double or Hit||Double or Hit||Double or Hit||Double or Hit||Hit||Hit|
|9||Hit||Double or Hit||Double or Hit||Double or Hit||Double or Hit||Hit||Hit||Hit||Hit||Hit|
|A,7||Stand||Double or Stand||Double or Stand||Double or Stand||Double or Stand||Stand||Stand||Hit||Hit||Hit|
|A,6||Hit||Double or Hit||Double or Hit||Double or Hit||Double or Hit||Hit||Hit||Hit||Hit||Hit|
|A,4 A,5||Hit||Hit||Double or Hit||Double or Hit||Double or Hit||Hit||Hit||Hit||Hit||Hit|
|A,2 A,3||Hit||Hit||Hit||Double or Hit||Double or Hit||Hit||Hit||Hit||Hit||Hit|
|5,5||Double or Hit||Double or Hit||Double or Hit||Double or Hit||Double or Hit||Double or Hit||Double or Hit||Double or Hit||Hit||Hit|
There are slight variations to basic Blackjack strategy depending on house rules and/or the number of card decks, so please read the rules of individual tables before starting to play. The above is a basic strategy table for 3 or more Blackjack decks. This Blackjack strategy has worked for many players and has been created to give you a greater advantage over the house.
NB! Always remember to first read the rules of the Blackjack table you want to play at before using any Blackjack strategy!
In a word, YES! Any form of rational premeditated choice that benefits your game of Blackjack can be called a Blackjack Strategy and card counting certainly is a rational choice and most certainly does provide benefits to your game. The good news is that (no matter what the land based casinos may say) it is a perfectly legitimate strategy to use when playing Blackjack. It is the genuine, real deal casino strategy that works for Online Blackjack!
Card Counting is based on the laws of simple probability and it does not, contrary to popular belief, take a mathematical genius to understand the way it works. It is simply a means of continuously analysing high and low-value cards throughout the course of a game (high-value cards are good for players, while cards with a low-value are good for the dealer).
High value cards are good for a player because the dealer must hit if they have less than 17 – a 5 card allows the dealer to make at least 17 out of any stiff hand, but a 10 card would make it much more difficult for them to play the hand without going “bust”.
Using a good card counting method allows you to determine when there are more high cards than low cards left in the card packs being played on the table – this is the time to raise your bets and hit the casino when they are at a distinct disadvantage!
No you don’t need to memorise every card played! Try assigning a value (also called a tag) to each card. For example, the Hi-Lo (or point counting) Blackjack Strategy gives a +1 value to 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 number cards and a –1 value to every 10, Jack, King, Queen and Ace card. The 7, 8 and 9 cards have a value of 0.
The higher the positive count, the greater your edge over the house - when the positive count is high, there is a higher number of high value cards remaining in the pack and the dealer will “bust” more often.
A count close to zero indicates a neutral deck, so be aware of the trend moving either in your favour or that of the casino.
A high negative count means that the advantage distinctly belongs to the house - if you're already well up on the casino then think about walking away for the day or alternatively play only very low stakes.
Please Note: Card Counting isn’t a miracle system, it won’t give you a winning hand every time, but it will give you a vital edge over the casino in the long-run.
If you use clever Blackjack Tips in conjunction with these great Blackjack Strategies you can improve your chances of beating the house even further! So why not check out our Blackjack Tips page and try them for yourself.