Blackjack strategy for beginners

With some good rules of thumb, you will greatly increase your chances of winning in blackjack. In 5 minutes, you will learn a simple blackjack strategy, using this strategy, you already have an excellent game level for more than 90% of players.

If you want to master the rules of the game first, please read the detailed description about the rules of blackjack.

Blackjack can be daunting, especially for beginners. However, there is a simple blackjack strategy with only 5 rules of thumb. You have memorized this in order to be fully prepared at the blackjack table.


Some of these rules may violate your intuition. However, these have been extensively calculated mathematically. If you played a blackjack game of blackjack in this way, the house edge of the casino would be only 0.7%.

For comparison, the average blackjack player loses 3-4% of his total bet on average. Therefore, this blackjack strategy will make you money.

According to: Does the bank have a low card or a high card?


What is very important in a good blackjack strategy is the first card withdrawn from the bank, the "transaction card".


For each dealer card, you can accurately calculate how many opportunities the bank has to buy the deceased:

If the bank has A or 10 (or picture), it is not good for the player. The chance that the bank will buy it on its own is slim. Banks are more likely to end with high points or even blackjack.


If the bank has a low card count (2 to 6), this is beneficial to the player. In this case, the bank has a higher chance of buying itself.


Five simple rules of thumb are based on this principle.

1) When will you pass?

Bank 2 to 6: Your score is equal to or higher than 12 points


Bank 7 to A: You match 17 points or higher


Note: If you have an Ace in your card, you can count 1 point and 11 points at the same time, please refer to Rule 2.


You have 16 points and the bank has 10 points: you bought a card.

2) When will you get the A-level pass?


If you have an A card in your card, you can calculate 1 or 11 points ("soft" hand), then the probability of passing is less:


Bank 2 to 6: Match 18 points or higher

7th bank to A: match 19 or higher Why is this strategy correct? one example:

You have an A and a 7, so you get 8 or 18 points. Normally, you always pass with 18 points. But with Ace-7, you can buy cards without dying.


If you get 10, you return to 18 and you can still adjust. If you receive a small card (Ace, 2, 3), you will have a better hand and therefore more chances of winning. Your chances of getting 10 or a small card are very high: the probability of adding them together is 54%.


If you get a middle and high card (4-9), it means that not much has happened yet. Then, you will continue to play the game according to the first rule of thumb.

You have 18 points for "soft hands" and the bank has 10 points. You bought a card.

3) When will you double?


9 points: if the bank has 2 to 6


10 or 11 points: if the bank has 2 to 9


You apply this strategy to blackjack in Dutch casinos and most other European casinos.

Nine points, the bank has 6 points. In this case, doubling is wise and promising.

In online casinos (and casinos in the US and Macau), no matter how many points you have, you can usually double them. In this case, you will double in the following cases: Ace-5, Ace-6 or Ace-7: if the bank has 2 to 6, double


4) When will it split?


4-4, 5-5, 10-10: never split 8-8, Ace-Ace: always separate 2-2, 3-3, 6-6, 7-7, 9-9: Split only when the bank has 2 to 6

You have two 7, but since the bank has 10, it is not wise to split.

5) Never guarantee or even choose money


This is the simplest rule of thumb.


Insurance is never a good choice. Even if you score 19 or 20 points yourself, your hand does not matter.


If you have blackjack and the bank is A, then you will not even choose money.

Why is this ?


Of the 13 possible cards obtained by the bank in Ace, 4 are worth 10 points: King, Queen, Jack and 10. So the probability of the bank getting blackjack is 4/13. That is 30.8%.


Suppose you bet 10 Euros initially. The insurance fee is 5 Euros. If the bank has blackjack, the insurance pays 15 euros (2 to 1).

The expected value of insurance is:


15.00 Euro x 0.308 Euro = 4.62 Euro.


On average, you will lose every time you apply for insurance:


€5.00-€4.62 = €0.38.


Bad strategy.

Easy to remember: never guarantee.

Need a cheat sheet? That is allowed!


Ready, it's that simple. Anyone can remember these 5 rules and write them on the cheat sheet for the first time if necessary. You can use it in blackjack or in Poker casinos.


If you use this blackjack strategy, you will certainly not be idle at a gaming table in a Dutch casino or elsewhere.


good luck!