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BlackJack Tips For Live Tables

Here are some basic tips on how to play for begginers.
Summary of Basic Blackjack Strategies.
1. If you have a 10 or and 11 you double down.
2. If the dealers up card is a 7 or higher and you are holding a 12-16 then hit. You should stand if the dealers card is less than 7.
3. You have a soft 17 or lower then hit.
4. You have a soft 19 then stand.
5. Split all pairs when the dealers upcard is less than 6.
6. Always split Aces and Eights.
7. If the total of your cards equals 9 or lower you should always take a hit.
8. If you have a soft 13 to 18. You should double down if the dealers upcard is a 5 or a 6.
This basic strategies should help your odds. It may take practice to get the rules down.