Free Blackjack Tips and Online Blackjack Education
Blackjack Courses
How To Play Blackjack
Blackjack Glossary Of Terms
Basic Blackjack Rules
Basic Blackjack Strategy
Blackjack Cheat Sheet
History of Blackjack
Blackjack Strategy With Surrender
Blackjack Tips
Bad Blackjack Strategies
Blackjack Switch
Blackjack Odds
Spanish 21 Rules
Spanish 21 Strategy
Play Blackjack Online
Free Blackjack Software Download
Blackjack Card Counting
How To Cheat At Blackjack
Poker Courses
How To Play Poker
Basic Poker Rules
Poker Hands
Basic Poker Strategy
Poker Tips
Poker Odds
Texas Hold 'Em Poker Rules
Play Poker Online
Craps Courses
How To Play Craps
Craps Rules
The Craps Table
Craps Tips
Craps Odds
Craps Strategies
Craps Systems
Play Craps Online
Roulette Courses
How To Play Roulette
How To Win At Roulette
Roulette Wheel
Roulette Table
Roulette Strategy
Roulette Odds
Roulette Systems
Play Roulette Online
Slots Courses
How To Play Slot Machines
Slot Machine Strategy
Slot Machine Tips
Winning At Slot Machines
Slot Machine Odds
Slots Tournaments
Beating Video Slot Machines
Play Slots Online
Bingo Courses
How To Play Bingo
Bingo Cards
Bingo Rules
Bingo History
Bingo Games
Bingo Machines
Bingo Slots
Sports Betting Courses
Horse Betting
NFL Betting
College Football Betting
Baseball Betting
Soccer Betting
Golf Betting
Sports Betting Tips
Online Sports Betting
Other Courses
How To Play Baccarat
Baccarat Rules
Casino War
Red Dog
Sic Bo
Baccarat Tips
Baccarat Systems
Gambling Extras
Casino Directory
Gambling Directory
Gambling Articles
Blackjack 301: Blackjack Odds
Blackjack odds are dependent on the type of rule variation under which you are playing. With standard single deck blackjack the house has a 0.05% advantage. Any rule variations will have an effect on the player's expected return
A "five card Charlie" is an automatic winner on any five-card hand that has not busted. This rule does not apply after splitting or if the dealer has a blackjack. It is rare to find a casino that offers this. The six and seven card Charlie are similar variations with six-card and seven-card hads respectively.
In European blackjack and in many online casinos the dealer does not check for a blackjack after dealing the cards. This is referred to as the "no-peek" rule, because the dealer doesn't peek to see if he has a blackjack. In this case, after the players have played their hands, if the dealer does have a blackjack, then the player loses the full amount bet, including the additional bet if the player doubled or split.
Many casinos in have prominent signs saying "Single Deck" blackjack. However on a much smaller sign it says, "Blackjack pays 6 to 5." However the 6-5 on blackjacks costs the player an additional 1.39%, for a total house edge of 1.44%. At some tables a player blackjack always wins, which lowers the house edge by 0.21% to 1.23%. Either way this is a bad blackjack game to get mixed in with.
The table below shows the effect on the player's return under various rule variations and after taking into consideration proper basic strategy adjustments. These changes are relative to the following rules: 8 decks, dealer stands on soft 17, player may double on any first two cards, player can double after splitting, player may resplit to 4 hands of. These are standard Atlantic City rules with a resulting player return of -0.43%.
Rule Variation Effect
Five card Charlie +1.46%
Early surrender against Ace +0.39%
Early surrender against Ten +0.24%
Player may draw to split Aces +0.19%
Six card Charlie +0.16%
Player may resplit Aces +0.08%
Late surrender against Ten +0.07%
Seven card Charlie +0.01%
Late surrender against Ace +0.00%
Resplit to only two hands -0.01%
No-peek rule: Ace showing -0.01%
Player may double only on 9, 10 or 11 -0.09%
No-peek rule: Ten showing -0.10%
Player may not resplit -0.10%
Player may not double after splitting -0.14%
Player may double only on 10 or 11 -0.18%
Dealer hits on soft 17 -0.22%
Blackjack pays 6-5 -1.39%
Player loses 17 ties -1.87%
Player loses 17,18 ties -3.58%
Player loses 17-19 ties -5.30%
Player loses 17-20 ties -8.38%
Player loses 17-21 ties -8.86%
Example: Atlantic City Rules (-0.43%) with "Early surrender against Ace" (+0.39%) and "Player may not double after splitting" (-0.14%.) The resulting expected player return would be, -0.43% + 0.39% - 0.14%, which equals -0.18%. Under these variations the player would have better blackjack odds than under the standard rules.
Play Free Online Blackjack Download Free Blackjack 

Return to Blackjack Courses
Gambling online | Site Map | blackjack|Pokre rooms | casino affiliates|Sportsbook Betting|
casino review.
Poker | Casino Affiliate | Casinos online | Sportsbook | Bingo online | Lottory | Poker room | Roulette | sports betting tips | slot machine strategy | sportsbook |
casino guide | poker guide | gambling

usa poker sweden poker finland poker germany poker spain poker italy poker france poker japan poker greece poker china poker
brazil poker Denemark poker Netherlands poker india poker russia poker korean poker turkey poker
romanian poker bulgarian poker croatian poker czech poker hebrew  poker norway poker polish  poker servian poker slovakia poker slovenian poker filipino poker hungarian poker