THE BASICS BEHIND 21 Blackjack , or “ 21 ,” is one of the most popular and — dare we say — fun table games on the casino floor .
If you ’ re dealt an Ace and a face card or a ten , it ’ s considered “ blackjack ” ( a . k . a . a perfect score of 21 ) and you ’ ll immediately receive a payout . However , hitting 21 isn ’ t the true objective , as you can win with a hand of 13 — as long as it ’ s higher than the dealers .
Tips to improve your odds of winning Always split Aces and 8s
Stand when the dealer has 2-6 and your hand is 12-16
Hit when the dealer has 7-Ace and your hand is 12-16
Hit or double down on Aces-6
Double down on 11 when the dealer has a 10-value card face up