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Tip 7: Blackjack Surrender. Surrender to the Fun of Blackjack!

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This is the 7th tip in our series, “How to Play Blackjack: 21 Winning Tips.” If you would like to view these tips offline and at your leisure, just click for the Myrtle Beach location.

“Blackjack Surrender?”


Some Casinos offer a “Blackjack Surrender.” If this is an option where you are playing, then you should review the 2 ways this can be played:

The first option takes place after the cards are dealt, but before the dealer has looked at his cards. This is called an Early Surrender.

The second option takes place after the dealer has looked at his cards to reveal if a Blackjack hand was dealt. This is called a late surrender.

In both circumstances the dealer takes your surrendered cards, along with half of your bet.

Determining if this type of play is right for you will greatly depend on your strategy and the house rules of the casino.

The basic strategy for using the surrender options are when your hand values are:

  1. Hard 16 versus dealer 9

  2. Hard 15 or 16 versus dealer 10

  3. Hard 16 Versus dealer A

When the surrender is not allowed, then the strategy would change to Hit on all but the Hard 16 Versus 10, you would stand.

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Still want to learn more, read our next tip “Blackjack Splitting and Doubling Down”.

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