# Do You Stand On Soft 17?

## What does a soft 17 mean in blackjack?

Any blackjack hand that contains an ace counted as an 11 is a soft hand.

An ace-6 hand is a soft 17 and so is an ace-3-3 hand.

These hands are played much differently than their corresponding hard hands..

## Should you hit 17 in blackjack?

In basic blackjack strategy, the worldwide consensus supports the same idea; never hit on 17. Players are advised to always stand on a hand of 17 (and higher), as hands of this value are considered strong enough, while the chances of improving your total is slim, and busting is likely.

## Should I hit on 13?

There is a very strong possibility that the dealer can still get busted. On the other hand, there’s a slight advantage to take a hit when you have a 12 even if a bust will occur in 4 out of 13. It’s still wise to double down when you get a 9, 10, or 11. So you should hit 8 or less, hit 12 and stand 13+.

## Do you hit on 12 against a 4?

4 in Blackjack. You’re playing in a four-deck game, and receive a 3 and a 9 for a two-card total of 12, while the dealer flips an upcard of 4. You have a tough decision here, but basically, it’s a choice between hitting the 12 or standing on the hand.

## Do dealers count Ace 1 or 11?

The Dealer’s first ace counts as 11 unless it busts the hand. Subsequent aces count as one. If the player’s total is closer to 21 than the Dealer’s, the player wins even money (1 – 1).

## When should I hit at 17?

If you have soft 17 or less, always hit (i.e., never, never stand with soft 17 or less regardless of what the dealer shows). 2. If you have soft 18 – 21, always stand, except hit a multi-card soft 18 against a dealer 9, 10, or ace.

## Does the dealer have to hit on 15?

Blackjack dealers have no options for the in-game decisions of whether to hit or stay; they follow a strict algorithm that will depend on the casino. The dealer waits until the players have exercised all their options, then the dealer reveals his hidden card and hits until he has at least 17 (most common).

## When should you hit on 16?

The correct basic playing strategy for hard 16 is to stand when the dealer shows a small card (2 through 6) and hit when the dealer shows a high card (7, 8, 9, 10, or Ace). Following this playing strategy will not guarantee that you will win every time but that you are more likely to lose less in the long run..

## Should you split 10s?

In Face-up Blackjack, where all the cards dealt are exposed, including both dealer’s cards, the correct strategy is to split 10s against the dealer’s 13, 14, 15 or 16. … It arises during the last hand of a round during a blackjack tournament.

## Do you hit 13 against a 2?

Basic strategy recommends standing on hard 13 against upcards 2 through 6 because these put the dealer in a breaking position. Conversely, the optimal approach for hard 13 when the dealer shows cards 7 through Ace is to take a hit.

## Does dealer have to stand on soft 17?

As a general rule, casino rules specify that dealers must draw on “16 or less” and stand on “17 and more”. In fact it states that right on the layout. However, when the dealer’s 17 contains an ace that is counted as 11, the hand is known as a soft 17 (e.g. Ace, 6 or Ace 2, 4 are soft 17’s).

## Should I hit on a soft 17?

It’s best to stand on those hands, and basic strategy tells you so. But with soft 17, you can’t bust with a one-card hit. Unless you hit more than once, you still can meet Acie’s concern of still being in the game for a dealer draw, and you get a chance to improve the hand.

## Should I hit or stand on 16?

For example, if you have a “hard” 16 (e.g. 9-7) you should stand if the dealer shows a 2, 3, 4, 5, or 6. However, if you have A-5, and a “soft” 16, it’s worth hitting if the dealer shows a 2, and even doubling down if the dealer shows 3, 4, 5, or 6.

## Do dealers stay soft 18?

Actually, it’s great if they make an error and hit on a soft 18. Sometimes, it leads to a bust and everyone at the table wins and sometimes, if you lost because of the hit, you can call it to the pits attention and get your money back. No. The dealer is also not allowed to stand on 15 to try and beat your 14.

## Why do dealers stop at 17?

At 17 points or higher the dealer must stop. (At most tables the dealer also hits on a “soft” 17, i.e. a hand containing an ace and one or more other cards totaling six.) Players bet on the basis that they will individually have better hands than the dealer.

## Do you always double down on 11?

As the player and dealer aim to get as close to 21 as possible in order to win the hand, the player is in a strong position when holding 11 after two cards are dealt. … If the casino rules dictate the dealer must hit soft 17, you should always double down on 11 no matter what the dealers up card.

## Can the dealer hit after 17?

Yes. Officially, the rules of blackjack are for the dealer to hit until he has 17 or more, regardless what the player(s) have (unless the players have all busted). Furthermore, in some casinos and in some formats of blackjack, a dealer will hit again on a ‘soft 17’ (i.e. an A and a 6).