How do you win at blackjack?

In blackjack, strategy is crucial. Every player at a certain level has their secrets. We’re not talking about card counting or similar things; we’re talking about how to control insurance rates, knowing when to hit when to stand, doubling or splitting, and knowing when to hit when to stand. The main thing is not to give in to emotion.

Differences between soft and hard cards

Every blackjack player should know how to tell the difference between soft and hard cards. Soft cards are cards with an ace and hard cards are cards without an ace. The next step is a basic strategy table containing all possible combinations, the dealer’s card and the most recommended actions. Another interesting distinction is the strong and weak cards. Cards 7, 8, 9, 10 and ace are considered strong cards, while cards 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 are considered weak cards.

Plan on 17 or more.

While this rule applies to the dealer, you should also follow it: when you hit 17 or more you should stay in because the risk of going over 21 with a new card is very high and there is a high probability of beating the dealer. The exception is if you hit 17 with an ace, when the double value of the ace comes into play. If you exceed 21 with an 11, you can try to find a higher combination by making the ace equal to 1, or you can just settle for what you have.

Never settle for an insurance rate

At first glance, covering the dealer with an Ace may seem like a good idea, especially when there are 16 cards in the deck with a value of 10 per deck. However, when a player calls insurance, the dealer’s advantage increases. You will only be able to return the insurance bet in the case of blackjack. When necessary, card-counting players must accept the insurance bet. We’ll talk more about this method in blackjack later.

Try playing blackjack in demo mode.

A lot of online casinos offer us to play in demo mode. This is a free game where we can’t win money, but we don’t lose it while we master different blackjack strategies and techniques. Take advantage of this opportunity and practice until you learn blackjack winning strategies before you start playing for real money, because these rooms are perfect for making mistakes that will cost you dearly.


These tips will help you develop the perfect strategy to win at blackjack. We must remember that math is more important in blackjack than in other games, despite the fact that it is a game of chance.