Basic BlackJack Rules
1. Favorable rules for the player:
a. Early Surrender: allows you to give up
or surrender one half of your bet before the dealer looks at his
hole card and youve taken a hit. Good for situations like
your 15 or 16 versus the dealers exposed 10.
b. Late Surrender: a variation of the above. Allows you to surrender
one-half of your bet after the you have taken one card or more,
prior to the dealer exposing his/her hole card.
c. Blackjack paid at 2-1: reduces the casinos edge by 2.2%.
Not commonly found.
d. Double after split (DAS): commonly applied rule variation that
is very helpful to players.
e. Dealer stands on soft 17: only a .2% help for the player, but
f. Resplit of Aces: allows you to save a split ace hand by splitting
again. This same applies to other splits as well.
2. Some Helpful Hints
a. Never split 5s.
b. Always split 8s and Aces.
c. Always double on 11 except when the dealer shows an Ace.
d. Never take insurance.
e. Never hit your hand when you have a total more than 13 and the
dealer is showing 2-6.
f. Never stand when you have a soft 12-17.
g. Always hit your hand if you have a 12-16 and the dealer is showing
h. Never play when you arent in the best frame of mind.
i. Never play when you have had too much to drink.
j. Never bet to impress others.
k. Never risk your entire bankroll.
l. Never chase your losses with larger bets.
m. Only play in times and places you feel comfortable.