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Home > Splitting a Hand

Splitting a Hand

Some Blackjack games will allow you to split cards and some do not allow it, either way you need to know exactly what is meant by splitting, so in the section of the Blackjack Jam website we shall enlighten you on what exactly splitting is.

Once the Dealer has dealt you your first two cards you will naturally look at them and base your next move on your first impression of this hand, if they are a pair then in most cases you can split them, this means that they will be separated into two new hands.

Splitting Betting Rules
By splitting a hand you will be obliged to place another wager on the new hand, and this must be equal too your initial wager. Once split you will play both hands independently of each other. If you are then dealt another card which is equal to the first card then you may be allowed to split this hand again, if you do then yet another wager will be required on this new hand.

If you get dealt a Pair of Aces then you are usually permitted to just split them once, and often only one further card will be dealt to a split Ace. If you get dealt a Ten valued card (either a Ten, Jack, Queen or King) to a split Ace then this, in most Blackjack games will be classed as a 21 hand and not a Blackjack.

The maximum number of times you can split a hand is usually three, (check the game rules for the variant you are playing) and this will result in you playing a maximum of 4 hands per game should you keep splitting. So make sure when you are playing that you have enough funds in your bankroll to cover this eventuality.

One further tip is when you have been dealt a pair of Aces, the correct strategy is for you to Split them, so when you do get dealt such a hand then never be tempted to make any other move, and always Split them with no exceptions! Don't worry if you are new to playing Blackjack as our Strategy Cards will help you know exactly what move to make when you are faced with any dealer card, they are very easy to use and will soon have you playing like a pro!

Maker sure you also checkout our Re-splitting rules section to ensure you are fully aware of every possible rule when it comes to playing Blackjack online or even offline.

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