Why Dealer Stand on 17 Is Good

When you choose the right table to play blackjack at, one of the key important factors to remember is that the rules can play in your favor. Let's assume that you are playing at a table in which a rule variation allows for the dealer to have to stand on a soft 17. Here's why this can be helpful.

You will never win with less than 17 unless the dealer goes bust. Therefore, take a hit on any hand that comes in below 17 when the dealer has any of the following: K, Q, J, 10, (, or an 8. These cards are unlikely to make the dealer bust. You should stand on a hand that is above eleven whenever the dealer has a 4, 5, or a 6. These cards will cause the dealer to bust in about 40 percent of the time.

Knowing simple tricks like this can really intensify your game!