Quiz: Test Your Basic Blackjack Strategy
Think you know blackjack strategy inside out? Test your skills with our blackjack quiz to see if you’re seasoned pro, or still have room to grow. We’ve compiled five scenarios for 4-8 Deck Blackjack with the dealer hitting on soft 17. You guess the best action to take for each hand. It’s like blackjack trivia.
Dealer shows a 4, you have a hard 12.
Dealer shows a 7, you have a 9,9.
Dealer shows 9, you have a soft 18.
Dealer shows an Ace, you have a 19 (soft or hard).
Dealer shows an Ace, you have an 11.
Stand. With a hard 12, drawing a 10 will result in a bust. Because the upcard is a dealer bust card, you’re better off banking on the dealer busting.
Stand. While splitting 9s is the best move 70% of the time, it’s better to stand when the dealer’s upcard is 7 (and 10, Ace). With a hard 18 against a 7 upcard, you’ll win 63% of the time. That drops 10% when you split the 9s.
Hit. Most of the time, a soft 18 will lose to a dealer 9, 10 or Ace, so you want to Hit. When you’ve got a hard 18, you can bust very easily and should therefore stand, but you get extra leeway with a soft 18 and should attempt to improve your score.
Stand. Never take insurance bets. They’ll cost you more than they earn in the long run.
Double. For blackjack games where the dealer stands on a soft 17, you should hit an 11 vs. a dealer Ace. However, for games where the dealer hits on a soft 17, you should double.