Blackjack Odds and Probabilities

Like any other casino game Blackjack also involves strategies and skills for winning. In blackjack relying on luck and mathematical strategies is not enough, its important for a player to know the odds and probabilities as this can increase their chances of winning. Blackjack is a gambling game in which the probability of the expected results are somewhat more which is how the best players in Blackjack are able to have the higher winning chances. Some of the odds and probabilities in the game of Blackjack are given below-

Better advantage with dealer or casino

Casinos always have more advantage over the player. Most of the casino game offer ~ 8% of dealer or house advantage. The dealer gets this advantage as he is the last one to perform in the game. After other players have taken the decision and some of them have already busted comes the turn of the dealer. With the help of the basic blackjack strategy the players can reduce the dealer or casino edge from 8% down to 0.5%. Blackjack is a casino game that offers the maximum chances to the skilled players to have the odds of the game in their favor. The card counting technique helps the smart players to manipulate the odds and win the game.

Two-Card count Frequencies

The two-card frequency is the odds of being dealt a natural black or decision hands or no bust from the two card counts. According to the two-card frequency the percentage chances of getting a natural blackjack in the two card count are 4.8%, the chances of hard standing(17-20) are 30.0%, the chances of decision hands(1-16) are 38.7% and the chances of no bust are 26.5%.

Odds of busting on a hit

Its very important for a player to know the probability of busting before hitting. The player should check the total in the game of blackjack so that he can have an idea of the chances of busting. Different hand vales have a percentage of busting like at hand value 21 if the player hits then the chances of his busting are 100%, at 20 the chances of busting are 92%, at 19 the chances are 85%, at 15% the chances are 58%, at 12 the chances are 13%, at 11 or less the chances are 0%. So it is recommended to the players that they check the hand value before hitting otherwise they can end busting and loosing the chance.