# How many times can the dealer hit in blackjack?

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Officially, the rules of blackjack are for the dealer to hit until he has 17 or more, regardless what the player(s) have (unless the players have all busted). Furthermore, in some casinos and in some formats of blackjack, a dealer will hit again on a ‘soft 17’ (i.e. an A and a 6).

## How many times can dealer hit?

A hand can “hit” as many times as desired until the total is 21 or more. Players must stand on a total of 21. After a bust or a stand, play proceeds to the next hand clockwise around the table. After the last hand is played, the dealer reveals the hole card and stands or draws according to the game’s rules.

## Do dealers have to hit on 16?

If the total is 16 or under, they must take a card. The dealer must continue to take cards until the total is 17 or more, at which point the dealer must stand. If the dealer has an ace, and counting it as 11 would bring the total to 17 or more (but not over 21), the dealer must count the ace as 11 and stand.

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## How many cards can the dealer draw in blackjack?

While the player can stop taking additional cards at any time, rules require the dealer to continue drawing cards until they reach a total of 17. The player can choose whether or not to take an additional card on a total of 16 whereas the dealer has to take one.

## Do dealers count ace 1 or 11?

The Dealer’s first ace counts as 11 unless it busts the hand. Subsequent aces count as one. If the player’s total is closer to 21 than the Dealer’s, the player wins even money (1 – 1).

## Do dealers stay soft 18?

Yes–that’s the right box. Dealer’s standing on soft 18, meaning dealer hits all soft 17s (H17), gives the biggest edge (0.79%) for the house against perfect basic strategy by players. That’s why so many casinos changed their rules from S17 (casino stands on soft 17) to H17.

## What happens if dealer and player both have blackjack?

If you get Blackjack, the dealer pays you 3 to 2. If you and the dealer both get Blackjack, it is a push and no chips are given or taken away. If you have a higher total than the dealer (or the dealer busts), the dealer matches the amount of your chips.

## What is the difference between a hard and soft 17?

Defining the Hard and Soft Blackjack Hands

A hand without an ace, or a hand in which all the aces have a value of 1, is known as a “hard hand”. So if you are holding an ace, a 7, and a 9, you have a “hard 17”. A hand in which there is an ace that is counted as 11 is called a “soft hand”.

## Should you hit on a soft 17 in blackjack?

hitting soft 17 is always better than standing. Therefore, one of the golden rules of smart play is this: No matter what blackjack game you are playing, never stand on soft 17.

## How much should you bet in blackjack?

A decent rule of thumb is to bring at least 100 betting units (for a 4 hour session). So if your betting unit is \$100, then I’d bring \$10K. That might sound like overkill, but I’ve had sessions where I’ve been in for that many bets or more.

## Is Ace 10 blackjack?

The dealer and each player start with two cards. … Face cards each count as 10, Aces count as 1 or 11, all others count at face value. An Ace with any 10, Jack, Queen, or King is a “Blackjack.”