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Home > Standing a Hand

Standing a Hand

Let's face it, when you play Blackjack you want to win, sure there is an element of entertainment, but when you lay your hard earned cash down on the table you really should be looking to walk away, at the end of the session in profit.

With this in mind we have put together the following guide on when you should Stand your hand, which if you are an expert Blackjack player you will already know when to stand, but if you are new to the game of Blackjack then have a good read as it will enlighten you on this easy to understand game play rule.

When you have been dealt your cards by the dealer then you are faced with a great many different options, Standing a hand simply means that you are happy with what you are holding and wish to be dealt no further cards to that hand.

But knowing when to Stand is critical to playing a good game and thus your first port of call should be our Blackjack Strategy Cards section where you will find a huge number of helpful cards for most online Blackjack games, these will show you the correct moves to make when holding and being faced with every possible dealer card.

Hints and Tips
If you happen to be playing a single deck game of Blackjack then the best times to stand your hand is when you have a 17 - 20 a soft 18 or 19 or a pair of 10's. You should always Stand these hands no matter what the Dealer is showing in his hand.

Stand your hand, in a single deck game if you have a pair of nines and the dealers up card is either a ten or an ace, don't make the common mistake of splitting them!

If you have a 13, 14, 15 or 16 and the Dealer is showing either a 2, 3, 4, 5, or 6, then you should also Stand this hand.

There are a great many other occasions when you should stand your hand, in fact far too many to list here but by getting yourself one of our strategy cards for the game you intend to play you will be making the correct move every time and giving yourself a sporting chance of a winning session.

Never be bullied or rush your decision to Stand your hand by the Dealer or fellow players, it is, at the end of the day your money you are playing with, so stay calm and collective when playing and if the strategy calls for you to stand your hand then do just that.

Once you have mastered the game and know when to Stand your hand and when not too you will see all kinds of mistakes made by other players, but by following the correct Blackjack Strategy you will keep the House Edge down to the absolute minimum.


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