What number does a dealer hit in blackjack?

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Usually the dealer must hit until his cards reach a total value of 17 or more. In some casinos or game versions, if a dealer is dealt a soft 17 (an ace plus cards totaling six additional points) he must also hit. If the dealer busts all players active in the hand win automatically.

Do dealers count ace 1 or 11?

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).

Do dealers have to hit on soft 17?

This is the best possible situation for the player as it relates to the soft 17 rule. And this rule doesn’t take into account whether the total is soft or hard. But in some casinos, at some blackjack tables, the dealer is required to hit a soft total of 17. (Remember, a soft total of 17 is a hand which includes an ace.

Does dealer hit soft 18?

In shoe-dealt blackjack and double-deck variations, you must always hit your soft 18 when the dealer’s exposed card is a 10 or an ace. … As for the dealer’s ace, you should always hit against it unless you are playing a single-deck game where the house rules bind the dealer to stand on soft 17.

Does dealer hit soft 19?

When playing against a single deck, basic strategy players are supposed to double down on their soft 19 but only when the dealer’s upcard is a 6. … These two rules apply to all single-deck games regardless of whether the dealer is supposed to hit soft 17 (H17) or stand on soft 17 (S17).

Is ace 10 Blackjack?

The dealer and each player start with two cards. The dealer’s first card faces up, the second faces down. Face cards each count as 10, Aces count as 1 or 11, all others count at face value. An Ace with any 10, Jack, Queen, or King is a “Blackjack.”

Do you hit on 12 against a 3?

No, you should hit a hard 12 against a dealer 3. The decision is close but does favor hitting statistically. If you’re counting then you should stand if the true count is 2 or higher.

When should I hit at 17?

1. If you have soft 17 or less, always hit (i.e., never, never stand with soft 17 or less regardless of what the dealer shows). 2. If you have soft 18 – 21, always stand, except hit a multi-card soft 18 against a dealer 9, 10, or ace.

Should you ever 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.

Do you hit soft 18 against an 8?

The optimal plays for soft 18 in double-deck and multiple-deck S17 blackjack largely coincide. Basic strategy advises players to stand whenever the dealer’s upcard is a 2, a 7 or an 8. You hit your two-card soft 18 against a dealer who reveals more powerful cards like a 9, a 10, or an Ace.

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Do you hit 12 against a 4?

4 in Blackjack. You’re playing in a four-deck game, and receive a 3 and a 9 for a two-card total of 12, while the dealer flips an upcard of 4. You have a tough decision here, but basically, it’s a choice between hitting the 12 or standing on the hand.