# Quick Answer: Should you stand on 17 in blackjack?

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You should stand on all totals of 17, 19, or 20. You gain nothing from taking another card, regardless of what the dealer has. You don’t want to go bust. Watch out for good totals that can be split.

## Do you stand on 16 blackjack?

You need to stand on the 16 to give yourself the greatest chance of not losing. Be patient, because you’ll make your money at the blackjack table with the better hands that you’re dealt…

## Is it better if dealer hits or stands on soft 17?

Dealers do not bust more often when standing on soft 17. After all, there is no risk of busting when they stand on the hand. When the dealer stands on all 17s, he busts about 29.1 percent of the time, and that increases to 29.6 if he hits soft 17. However, a dealer who stands on soft 17 can’t improve the hand.

## Do dealers have to stand on 17?

Usually in blackjack when a dealer gets 17 he has to stay. I also think on either 15/16 the dealer must hit. Generally speaking.

## 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.

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## 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 hit soft 17?

When the casino rules specify that dealer’s must hit their soft 17 (rather than stand), the house edge increases, meaning hitting a soft 17 is better for the dealer than standing. It’s the same for players … hitting soft 17 is always better than standing.

## What does it mean dealer must stand on soft 17?

If it reads “Dealer Must Stand on all 17’s” it means the dealer will stand on soft 17. If instead it states “Dealer Hits Soft 17”, it means the dealer will hit soft 17. What happens to the odds when the soft 17 rule is in effect? Usually the dealer will bust more often which is good for the player.

## What does draw to 16 stand on 17 mean?

That just means the deal must hit if he has 16 or less. If the dealer has 17-21 they stay.

## 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).