Blackjack basic strategy...minimise the house edge


Playing blackjack basic strategy will give you every chance of beating the casino.  Just follow the plays set out below in the following matrix and you're playing basic strategy.  You might want to print out this page for reference while you play.

H =    Hit      
S =    Stand     
D =    Double down     
P =    Split       
H/R = Surrender if allowed, otherwise hit
H/P = Split if allowed to double after a split, otherwise hit
NOTE: Your hand less than 8 = always hit


Basic strategy blackjack returns about 99% to the player, so the house edge is pretty skinny.

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