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The rule of thumb in most games of casino blackjack is that the dealer always hits a total of 16 or less and always stands on a total of 17 or more.


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The only variation I'm familiar with is a rule where the dealer will hit a soft 17 (any 17 with an Ace taking the value denoted "H17" for Hit


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In casino play, the dealer remains standing, and the players are seated. While a count of 17 is a good hand, the player may wish to draw for a higher total. If the by standing or "hitting" (asking the dealer for additional cards, one at a time).


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The 'soft 17 rule' is a rule that requires the dealer to hit on soft For many blackjack players, this rather innocuous rule doesn't seem like a big deal, but the fact.


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There are two variations to the basic rules of blackjack that determine how the dealer must proceed with a hand of The most common rule is.


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The only variation I'm familiar with is a rule where the dealer will hit a soft 17 (any 17 with an Ace taking the value denoted "H17" for Hit


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In most casinos, blackjack dealers must stand on soft 17s -- combinations like ace-six or four-ace-two. In some establishments dealers must hit.


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In casino play, the dealer remains standing, and the players are seated. While a count of 17 is a good hand, the player may wish to draw for a higher total. If the by standing or "hitting" (asking the dealer for additional cards, one at a time).


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Multi-Deck blackjack is played with four decks or more andand this Basic Blackjack Strategy Chart below is where the dealer will hit on soft Each casino may.


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Suspicious activity could mean bizarre decisions, like double down on 12 usually always reported , splitting 10s which makes sense when you know the rest of the boot is loaded with 10s and aces , doubling down on 8, etc Again, your player could be a newbie, a high roller who loves living dangerously, or a card counter. In casino play, the dealer has no options. Sometimes this decision comes from management, following a string of hits by counters. We're switching to CommonMark. The dealer will immediately reveal a blackjack if the face up card has a value of 10 without any of the players taking actions if they have it, and to do so they must know they have it, if the face up card is the ace, players can pay for insurance against the dealer having blackjack. Asked 7 years ago. Sometimes dealers will interpret conflicting signals to the house advantage, for instance hitting a 15 against a 5. Sometimes it can be confusing since aces have potentially two values, or forcing them to take a quick decision, even taking it for them if they are too slow. The dealer waits until the players have exercised all their options, then the dealer reveals his hidden card and hits until he has at least 17 most common. In this last case, chances are your player is a high roller. The only variation I'm familiar with is a rule where the dealer will hit a soft 17 any 17 with an Ace taking the value denoted "H17" for Hit 17, as opposed to "S17" for Stand 17 , but this is not the dealer's choice, it will be determined by the casino. Of course, when dealer has 10 or Ace showing, he checks if he's got a blackjack, right? The dealer in blackjack has no 'options' about what they do in the game, the dealer has a strict set of actions they perform based on what the cards they have are. Home Questions Tags Users Unanswered. Ask Question. A dealer can assist in giving advice, usually telling the hesitant player "The book says This cards are often flawed and, even if not flawed and played perfectly, the house still has about a. Viewed 83k times. The dealer can reversely act somewhat rudely and give slow players a bad experience so they can either speed up or leave the table for a new and potentially faster player to sit. Colin D Colin D 5, 23 23 silver badges 41 41 bronze badges. Hopefully I have edited my answer enough to clarify this. The dealer knows what both of his cards are. Gregor Thomas 7, 3 3 gold badges 36 36 silver badges 71 71 bronze badges. The dealer has several options when exercising his duties. I can't figure out if the dealer knows his hidden card or not? What are the dealer's options? Nice answer - I should definitely amend the scope of my answer to clarify that dealers have no options when it comes to decisions on whether or not hit or stay. In some variations it matters if the 17 is hard or soft a soft number is one where the amount includes an ace as 11, so an ace and a 6 would be a soft 17 , the variation determines if the dealer must hit or stand on a soft Sign up to join this community. His employer wants him to generate as much revenue as possible, which means: Dealing as many hands as possible Giving the players a fun experience, along with some tiny hope that they could get an edge naturally Detecting advantage players card counters and using counter measures to thwart them, without making mistakes such as taking a lucky high roller for an advantage player Reporting suspicious activities to the pit boss, or not Which gives several options: The dealer can assist the players by adding the total for them. I was responding to the "Blackjack dealers have no options" and have to follow an algorithm comment. Blackjack dealers have no options for the in-game decisions of whether to hit or stay; they follow a strict algorithm that will depend on the casino. Many blackjack tables are built with a small mirror notch in the end, letting the dealer pull the face down card into it to see the value of the card. Hot Network Questions. Andrew Andrew 8, 1 1 gold badge 12 12 silver badges 46 46 bronze badges. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top. The dealer is required to hit on anything 16 and below, and must stand on anything 17 and up, no choices to do anything else like splitting or doubling down they have no bet to double anyways. The majority of blackjack strategy is based on decisions based on being able to see 1 and only 1 of the dealer's cards, and the rules they have to follow. Reversely, a dealer who spends too much time fraternizing could get into trouble for not dealing fast enough. As mentioned in the case of a face up ace insurance is offered to the players, in case of a blackjack it is revealed and the hand ends. Wikipedia phrases it the other direction: going from H17 to S See NiceVerAz's answer below for a nice explanation of "meta-game" options that the dealer does control. Active 1 year, 3 months ago. Gregor Thomas Gregor Thomas 7, 3 3 gold badges 36 36 silver badges 71 71 bronze badges. Question feed.{/INSERTKEYS}{/PARAGRAPH} But in the case he is not, you could be backing off a high roller who enjoys losing tons of money at the table. Giving that pleasant experience means the player could win that one time and come back to lose OR go through as many hands as possible in one hour. I have seen it enough in informal settings to where I think it is relevant to include. The dealer will know both cards. {PARAGRAPH}{INSERTKEYS}It only takes a minute to sign up. Featured on Meta. This one is tricky because not all card counters are easy to detect. According to Wikipedia , this rule will generally be printed on the table if it is being used, and it hurts players. Related 2. Active Oldest Votes. If the hand has not ended in blackjack, the players have their turns and then the dealer reveals his second card. Playing with a dealer that has the same options as players would seem to be to be so different from normal blackjack that you couldn't even compare the two. This is not really blackjack and will not use the same strategies as casino blackjack. Everywhere I read manuals it focuses my options as a player. What posts should be escalated to staff using [status-review], and how do I…. In non-casino play, often the dealer is just another player and has the same options as you. I don't think OP was asking for this, but is a nice summary!!!! If dealers had no options, they'd have been replaced by robots a long time ago. What are a blackjack dealer's options?