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When to Split in Blackjack

If there is one playing decision that seems to confound most blackjack players, it’s knowing when to split a pair (and when not to). Don’t believe me? Assume you are playing a six-deck game with the dealer standing on soft 17 (S17) and doubling down after pair splitting is allowed (DAS).

Henry Tamburin Ph.D
August 18, 2020

Best Blackjack Side Bets Explained by Blackjack Pro Henry Tamburin Ph.D

  • Blackjack side bets are additional bets that you can make while playing a traditional blackjack game either in a land-based or online casino.
  • These side bets usually require a rather small wager and they generally have payoffs that are greater than the customary even-money blackjack payoffs.
  • The majority of side bets do not involve any skill, which is one of the reasons for their popularity.
  • The most player-friendly side bets have a relatively modest house edge (less than 5%).
Henry Tamburin Ph.D
March 22, 2021