Play Blackjack for Free
Last Update: May 10, 2011
I’m proud to finally add a blackjack game and trainer to my web site. The game is mostly self-explanatory. If you make an inferior play, the game will warn you first. If doubling or splitting is mathematically the correct play, but you don't have enough chips, the game will give the best advice for what you can afford to do. Do not change rules mid-hand. If you do, the change will not take effect until the next hand. The advice is based on my own analysis and basic strategy tables for one, two, and four+ decks. The deck(s) is(are) shuffled after every hand.
If you find any bugs, please contact me. A screenshot would be appreciated if you claim the game is misplaying a hand. I get a lot of incorrect reports that the advice given is incorrect. This usually can be explained by the user not using the correct basic strategy for the rules selected. I have also had many comments about the advice on a player 16, composed of 3 or more cards, against a 10. As a rule of thumb, the player should stand in that situation. However, that is a basic strategy exception. The game only knows basic strategy. Also, please note that it is a standard blackjack rule that split aces get one card each. If one of them is a ten, it is not a blackjack, it is just 21 points. That is how blackjack is usually played.
I would like to thank JB for his outstanding work on this game, and Dingo Systems for the cards.
» This is a hole card game
» Dealer peeks on Aces and 10-point cards
» Double down on any 2 cards
» Split once to make 2 hands
» One card to split Aces
» A split Ace and a 10 counts as 21
» Unlike 10-point cards can be split
» Minimum Bet: 1
» Maximum Bet: 1000
» Other rules are adjustable
RULES Decks: Double After Split: Surrender: Soft 17:
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