Advanced Plays in Blackjack

In the game of blackjack, the basic premise is to build a hand with a count as close to 21 without going over. Players can opt to take card which is referred to as a hit. They may also opt to stay where they are without getting more cards. This is known as standing. While these are the most used plays in the game of blackjack, there are other more advanced plays that can be used.
 
Doubling down is one type of advanced play in the game of blackjack. When a player receives their first two cards, they may add up to either 10 or 11. There is a good chance that the next card you receive may be worth ten points. It could also be a value of 7, 8 or 9 which also can put you in a favourable position. According to the rules of blackjack, players can do what is known as doubling down. To do this, an extra bet is placed next to the original bet on the table. Keep in mind that when a player can double down may vary. Some casinos only permit it when the player’s hand count is 10 or 11. There are also some monetary limits on doubling down. When a player doubles down, they are entitled to receive just one more card.
 
Sometimes, players are dealt two of the same card. For example, a player may receive two aces. With this hand, splitting is a wise play. When a hand is split it is divided into two hands. To do this, an equivalent bet to the original bet is added to the table. Each new hand receives one additional card. Usually the best hands to split would be two aces of two eights. However, players can opt to split other pairs as well.
 

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