# Blackjack Strategy: How to Win in Blackjack

Blackjack is one of the few casino games that are beatable in the long run. It means that by using a basic blackjack strategy you can have an advantage over the casino and eventually step away from the blackjack table as a winner. Here you can find the basic blackjack strategy explained in a simplified manner. The blackjack strategy is based on the mathematical probabilities of the game and it provides you guidance on the best decisions to make at every possible situation during the game. It takes about an hour to memorize this strategy but it is worth every minute. This does not man you will win every single blackjack game from now on, but with the help of the blackjack strategy, patience and persistence, you can significantly improve your chances of beating the casino in the long run. Note that some blackjack rules vary from one casino to another. In some casinos, both brick and mortar and internet casinos, blackjack is played with one card deck while in others the blackjack game occupies four decks or more. In addition, in some of the casinos the dealer hits on a soft 17 while in others he is required to stand and doubling after splitting is allowed only in some of the casinos. Here you can find a basic strategy to a single deck blackjack game where the dealer hits on soft 17. Playing other blackjack variants would require you to make some adjustments for a few borderline occurrences. First, here is a short introduction to the terms mentioned here:

blackjack - the first two cards being dealt to a player are an ace and a ten value card natural - a ten value card and an ace face card - King, Queen and Jack soft hand - a hand that can use the ace as one or eleven stiff hand - a hand between twelve through sixteen hard hand - a hand that does not have an ace or a hand that cannot use the ace as eleven draw or hit - to draw additional cards hole card - the face down card dealt to the dealer insurance - side bet for up to half of the original bet when the dealer is showing an ace press - to increase the amount being wagered after a win usually by the original amount split - to make two hands from a pair push - when the dealer and player have identical card values. No winner or loser. stand - to not draw any more cards surrender - an option where the player may give up half of their bet bust - when the dealer or player draws cards that total more than 21