# What number should you stop at in blackjack?

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## Do you hit on 17 in blackjack?

In most casino blackjack games, a dealer must take a card if he hits 16 or below and stand at 17 or above. Some tables, though, say the dealer must hit soft 17, meaning he has a chance to increase his score up to 21.

## Should I hit on 13?

In general, if you have a total of 8, you should hit against any card that the dealer holds. … But if you are unlikely to win anyway, take another card. For example, if you hold 13 or 14 and the dealer has 7 or above, you’re likely in bad shape. Take another card and see where you are.

## Should I hit or stay on 15?

17 and up always stands. 16 stands against dealer 2 through 6, otherwise hit. 15 stands against dealer 2 through 6, otherwise hit.

## Is surrender a good bet?

Early Surrender

The early surrender option allows you to quit the hand and pay only 1/2 of your initial bet before the dealer checks for a blackjack. This option is the best one for players, as the chance to use an early surrender reduces the game’s house advantage by 0.62 per cent.

## Should you stand on 16?

If you happen to be dealt a soft 16 (like Ace-5), you should never surrender and you should never stand. Your first option is to double but only if the dealer shows a weak 4, 5, or 6 upcard.

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## Should you hit on a 12 in blackjack?

It is common practice to hit on eight or less, but stand on anything 12 or higher. When the dealer has a three, you should hit on anything eight or below and 12, while standing on anything 13 or over. If the dealer has a two it is best to hit on nine or less and stand on anything 13 or over.

## Do you stand on 14?

If the dealer shows a card less than 6, you should Hit. If it is more than 6, Stand. Keep in mind that your risk of busting if hitting is higher than if you have a 14hand total. With a hand totalling 14, the chance you’ll bust if hitting is at 46%.