# Question: Does Dealer Hit On Hard 17?

## What does it mean when dealer hits on soft 17?

Hitting soft 17 gives the dealer the chance to make the 18, 19, 20 and 21 hands that can win on their own against a player pat hand.

This comes into play most often when the dealer’s face up card is an Ace and basic strategy players hit until they have 17 or better..

## 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.

## Do dealers have to hit on 16?

The dealer knows what both of his cards are. In casino play, the dealer has no options. He always has to hit values below 16/17 (the exact number varies by casino), and has to stay when his cards are higher. In non-casino play, often the dealer is just another player and has the same options as you.

## Does dealer have to hit on soft 20?

The rule of thumb is to double on soft 19 against a dealer 6 in H17 games and stand on your soft 19 against a dealer 6 in S17 games.

## Is it better for dealer to hit soft 17?

As you can see, when the dealer hits soft 17 rule is in effect there is a greater probability the dealer will draw to 18, 19, 20, or 21. The net result of the hit soft 17 rule is that it adds . 22% to the house edge. All else being equal your odds are better when the dealer stands on soft 17.

## What’s the difference between a soft 17 and a hard 17?

Any blackjack hand that contains an ace counted as an 11 is a soft hand. … For example, ace-6 is soft 17 whereas 10-7 and 7-9-ace hands are hard 17’s (notice that if your hand contains either no ace, or one or more aces that are each count as one, the hand is hard).

## Do dealers hit on soft 18?

Dealers always stand on everything greater than 17. Different tables have different rules on soft 17, but I have never seen or heard of a table where dealers hit on 18s and above (soft or not). Actually, it’s great if they make an error and hit on a soft 18.

## Do most casinos hit soft 17?

The best blackjack rules include the dealer standing on soft 17, but it seems most casinos hit that total. … These days you almost have to play in games where the dealer hits soft 17, as most casinos have adopted this policy. But if you have a choice, playing where they stand is better.

## How do you play 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).

## Do dealers count Ace 1 or 11?

Each player may take as many cards as they wish up to a total of 21. Players are not allowed to draw or double on any hand that is 21. The Dealer must draw on 16 or under and must stand on 17 or over. The Dealer’s first ace counts as 11 unless it busts the hand.

## Should you hit 16?

You should hit because it will increase your chance of winning by 4%, not much, but every percentage will help you in the long run when you play blackjack. So the bottom line with a hard 16 is this.

## Should you split 10s?

When it comes to splitting 10s in the game of blackjack, the bottom line should be: Average players should never split and should always stand on 20. Card counters will sometimes split in ten-rich decks. Smart tournament players will sometimes split when they need to bet more chips, especially if it’s the last hand.

## What is a blackjack split?

What does split mean in blackjack? The split is offered when a player’s initial two-card hand includes two cards of the same value. It gives the player the option of splitting the cards into two separate hands, then receiving an additional card for each hand from the dealer.

## What happens if dealer and player bust?

If both the player and the dealer have a tie—including with a blackjack—the bet is a tie or “push” and money is neither lost, nor paid. … If either the player or the dealer exceed 21 or “bust” the hand automatically loses. 6. If both the dealer and player bust, the player loses.