What rule does the dealer follow regarding hitting or not in blackjack?

Blackjack is one of the few table games that actually uses quite a bit of strategy

Welcome back! If you’ve read our blog post about the most popular table games in the world you’ll have read that the most popular game is Blackjack, also known as “21.”

Blackjack is one of the few table games that actually uses quite a bit of strategy, which is why it has drawn some controversy for card counting (this is a totally different blog post topic). Today, we will answer another of our reader questions.


The rule depends on the dealer’s hand and the casino where the game is played. Each casino will have its own set of dealer rules, but most of the time the rules are basically the same. If the dealer’s hand equals 16 or less, he has to keep hitting until he gets a 17, a 21, or busts. Most dealers will stand on a soft 17, and all dealers will stand on a “hard” 17, which is a safer bet for the house. Before you begin play, you should always inquire as to the Blackjack dealer’s rules for the casino you’re in. If you’re playing online Blackjack, you are probably playing a game in which the general rules apply.

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Juliana Peyton

Her friends describe her as the funnest person they've ever met. Juliana loves blackjack and does a lot of practice and research on the game, she also claims to be a sucker for cute slot machine toys, which she has collected for several years. Graduated recently from UCLA and now is back in her hometown of Las Vegas ready to have fun!

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