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When to Stand in Blackjack

When it comes to Blackjack, there are typically two main options to exact when your cards have been dealt - either you can hit or you can stand. This article will focus on the different scenarios of when to stand when playing a game of online blackjack.

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Scenario 1: When your pair of cards is between 13 and 16 and the dealers face-up card is between 2 and 6.

In the above instance, with more face cards in the deck than any other card, the chances of the dealer having to take more than one card is exceptionally high, so the chance for them to bust is large enough that you can be confident in holding a winning hand. NB: The same scenario exists for when your pair of cards totals 12 and the dealer is holding between a 4 and a 6.

Scenario 2: When your pair of cards is 17 to 21, regardless of what the dealers face-up card is, you should opt to stand.

While this is self-explanatory, the odds are in your favour as the chances of you busting by drawing another card outweigh the chances of you getting a low-valued playing card.

Scenario 3: When you have a pair of 10’s

While the temptation will be to split the pair against the dealer, should they have a low-valued card showing, the chances of you winning are high enough that splitting can be considered an unworthy risk.

Scenario 4: When you have a pair of 9’s and the dealer has a 7, 10, J, Q, K or A.

In this instance, against a 7, the likelihood is the dealer will pull a 10 or picture card, leaving you victorious with 18 against 17. If the dealer has a card with a value equalling 10 or 11, then the decision is based more on hope as you will almost always bust and there is more chance of you winning with your current hand than there is you gaining victory by doing anything else.

For more blackjack and live blackjack scenario guides including When to Hit or When to Double Down in Blackjack, be sure to check out our other internal guides here at PartyCasino.