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When to Hit in Blackjack

When playing blackjack, there are generally only two options that most players consider once their hand is dealt, namely should I stand or should I hit. This mini-guide is all about the situations you might face where the odds are favourable for you to hit.

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Scenario 1: When you have cards totalling between 3 and 11.

With the highest value card placed at 10 (Ace can be considered 1 or 11), there is no chance of you going bust if you were to take another card. The only time that this may not be the obvious choice, is if you have pocket pairs and the dealer has a low-facing card on display. NB: If you have a total of 11, the suggested play would be to double down, however this would require you to have funds available to do so.

Scenario 2: When you have cards totalling between 12 and 16 and the dealer has a strong face card (e.g. 7 and above).

This instance relies on the dealer’s hand more than yours and the threat of losing against a strong hand. While there is a chance of going bust on anything above 11, the most common playing card value is 10, so with the dealer likely to total 17 or above, it would be smart to assume that your best chance is to hit against the dealer’s cards. NB: If you have a pair of 8’s, you may prefer to split your cards if the dealer has a 7 showing.

While there are several iterations of ‘soft-hands’ you can hit on, please refer to our PartyCasino Blackjack Basic strategy chart for more in-depth odds and outcomes.