If you are familiar with blackjack basic strategy, you may already know that the rules are different depending on how many decks of cards are in play. In this tutorial, you will learn how to use the 6 deck blackjack strategy charts which can be found below.
Blackjack is a game of skill, and knowing when to hit, stand, double down, or split pairs can mean the difference between winning and losing in the long term. There is no one perfect strategy for playing all versions of blackjack, but there are certain guidelines that can help increase your chances of coming out ahead, and these vary depending on the specific table rules or the number of decks being used.
Unless you know every move by heart, you need a blackjack strategy chart. These charts provide clear guidance on when to take certain actions, based on the cards you are dealt and the dealer’s up card.
While they may seem daunting at first, blackjack strategy charts are actually quite easy to use. Simply look up your hand and the dealer’s up card in the chart, and then follow the prescribed action. With a little practice, you’ll be using blackjack strategy charts like a pro in no time.
6 Deck Blackjack Strategy Charts – Dealer Stands on All 17
If you are unsure what is meant by the terms Hit, Stand, Double Down, and Split, you should refer to the following tutorials which explain these terms in full:
The house edge when using the strategy charts above is 0.45% when playing online (cards shuffled after every hand) or 0.47% when playing in a casino (using 6 decks with a cut card).
This makes the following assumptions:
- 6 Decks in Play
- Dealer Stands on Soft 17
- Players can Double after Split
- Players can re-split (including Aces)
- Blackjack pays 3/2
6-Deck Strategy Tips
- Never take insurance
- Always split Aces and 8s
- Never split 10s or 5s
- Double down on all 11s unless the dealer is showing an Ace
- Use the appropriate blackjack charts for the rules and number of decks you are playing. The above are suitable for games using between 4 and 8 decks.
- Avoid tables where blackjack pays 6/5 as these have the biggest effect on the house edge
- Practice using basic strategy in a non-time-sensitive environment, by playing mobile blackjack before you visit a real-world casino
- To memorize basic strategy, test yourself by deciding on the correct move in your head before double-checking the charts
- Do not deviate from blackjack strategy, even after a losing run, unless you are counting cards
Last Updated on October 10, 2022