What You Should Know about Blackjack Dealer Rules

I enjoy playing blackjack in online and land-based venues in Canada, but one thing that I always take a look at before settling in is the blackjack dealer rules that apply to any given venue. Many people make the mistake of thinking that the dealer always has to follow the same set of rules in every single establishment, but this is far from the truth. Things such as the venue in which you are playing and even the variation of the game can have a tremendous impact on your overall odds of winning. Here, I'll let you in on a few things that you should keep in mind whenever you're considering doing business with a brand new casino.

First and foremost, you must consider the standard blackjack dealer rules that are traditionally found in everyday 21. In these cases, the house is going to be required to hit on a soft 16 and stand on a soft 17, and this works in your favor because it decreases the house's edge somewhat. Of course, a 'soft' hand is one that is created using an Ace because it can act as either one or 11 points depending upon what happens next. The next thing to keep in mind is that in the event of a push, one of two things will happen. You'll either win the bet which only happens in a handful of variants, or you'll get your original bet back (and this is the most likely scenario). Either way, learning these things can help you decide which moves to make when the situation calls.