What do Las Vegas blackjack dealers stand on?

Andre Pequeno asked, updated on April 2nd, 2021; Topic: blackjack
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You can then stand. When dealer shows a 7 or better, you must hit. Always stand on 17 through 21 regardless of dealer's up card. As mentioned, a soft hand is one where at least one card is an Ace which counts for 1 or 11 at your option.

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Besides, can you still count cards in casinos?

Though not illegal and technically not cheating — it's referred to as “advantage play” — it is frowned upon by casinos as it undermines their house advantage. Back in the golden age of Vegas — for the casinos, not the players — card counting could result in a visit from hired mob goons.

At the very least, should I hit or stand on 16? Your best play, by a slim margin, is to hit. However, if you have a multi-card 16 (like player #2 above, who had 4-5-7), your best play is to stand against a dealer 10.

And, does a blackjack dealer have to hit a soft 17?

The dealer then reveals the hidden card and must hit until the cards total up to 17 points. At 17 points or higher the dealer must stay. (At most tables the dealer also hits on a "soft" 17, i.e. a hand containing an ace and one or more other cards totaling six.)

What is the difference between a hard and soft 17?

Any blackjack hand that contains an ace counted as an 11 is a soft hand. An ace-6 hand is a soft 17 and so is an ace-3-3 hand. ... For example, ace-6 is soft 17 whereas 10-7 and 7-9-ace hands are hard 17's (notice that if your hand contains either no ace, or one or more aces that are each count as one, the hand is hard).

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Do casinos really beat you up?

Casino security can tell you to leave If they think you're counting cards. If they have evidence that you are actually cheating, they can call the police to arrest that person. The beating up only happens in the movies. ... So the answer is generally no, card counters are not beaten up.

How do casinos know if you are counting cards?

The security employed by the casino is basically retired card counters and the like so they can tell easily who's counting and who isn't. ... Then they might share your information/picture (they have footage of you playing when they analyze your skills) with other casinos.

Does dealer hit or stay on 16?

The Dealer's Play 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. ... The dealer's decisions, then, are automatic on all plays, whereas the player always has the option of taking one or more cards.