Statistics and Numbers in Blackjack Games

The basic aim of playing blackjack is to beat the dealer. This requires that you do not bust or that the dealer bust. Failure to this, you must outscore the dealer to win the hand. For a player to go bust in Blackjack, it means that the combined value of the player’s cards at hand has gone past the 21 mark.

The numbers:

In blackjack, the game is played with between one to eight decks of 52 card decks.

- Aces are counted as 1 or 11

- Cards with values 2 – 9 are counted according to their face value

- Tens and face cards such as the Jack, King and Queen count as ten points

- The total value of a hand is calculated by counting the individual point values of each of the cards at hand.

- The blackjack is the highest hand. It is made up of any ace card and any ten point card combined.

- The blackjack out ranks any other 21 point hand

- A soft hand is when you have an ace at hand, and it can be counted as either 1 or 11 without the total of your cards in hand going over 21. A hard hand is the opposite of this where you have an ace that you can only count as 1 because counting it at 11 will cause the count of your cash at hand to go over 21.


Statistics is the analysis of quantified data and using the resulting information to come to a conclusion about something. In the case of blackjack, statistics come up after carefully analyzing the game of blackjack in general and the way it is played. The resulting information is used to come up with certain conclusions that help blackjack players improve their game. Some pointers to follow include:

- Your winning streak should not affect the amount of money you bet. Winning a few hands does not mean that you are heading for the pot; you can as easily lose the next hand and fall behind.

- The table you pick is crucial. Ensure that you always pick tables that have a minimum that is less than five percent of your cash at hand.

- Go for tables with individual rule variations geared towards aiding the gambler such as allowing doubling down on any two cards. This improves your chances of winning. You, therefore, have to be aware of the variations that can be of aid to you as a blackjack player.

- Doubling down means doubling your bet and then asking for an extra card. It is done when you believe that you have a big chance of beating the dealer. This is one of your secret weapons, and you must know when to use it.

- Always split two cards of the same value so you can double your hand and play two hands at the same time. The trick is to know which cards to split and which one’s not to split.

These are the basics of blackjack numbers and helpful statistics you can use. Learn to pick the right table, and be familiar with the variations that are of aid to you as a blackjack player. You need to practice and research on the rules of the game and familiarize yourself with the rules such as surrender, hitting, standing, doubling down, splitting pairs and insurance. This will give you a chance at winning more than you lose in Blackjack games.