Online Blackjack Tips

While there are literally hundreds of tips available for blackjack players of all skill levels, some tips simply cannot be used in an online setting. The following tips have been specifically designed for blackjack players who prefer to play blackjack at the online environment.

1. Know the rules of the game. Players who are unsure of the rules of any blackjack game are at a serious disadvantage. Learn how to split and double down, as well as when to take insurance.
2. Always hit on 16 or less. In this case, it is highly unlikely that the player will win unless the dealer happens to bust. The likelihood of the dealer having a higher hand is much higher than the likelihood of the player busting.
3. Stand if the dealer's up-card is a 4, 5 or 6. Statistically, the dealer's probability of busting is especially high when one of these cards is showing.
4. Split 8s, Aces and 7s. This is almost always the case, but it should be avoided if the dealer's up-card is of higher value than the 8 or 7.
5. Split 2s and 3s. The best time to split these cards is if the dealer is showing a 4, 5 or 6. Once again, the probability of the dealer busting is much greater than the probability of the player busting on the next hit when these cards are split.
6. Never split 10s, 5s or face cards. The odds of the player busting with these combinations is simply too great to take the risk.

These tips are wonderful in both bricks-and-mortar and online casinos. While there is nothing that can remove the element of luck from the game of blackjack, these tips can help players increase their chances of winning.