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Black Jack School

Single Deck Blackjack Odds

To really know the game of Blackjack you have to understand the odds of the game. It is important that you know that the casino gets an edge and how it will help them to win. It is also very important that you know Blackjack odds, such as hitting a Blackjack or the odds of hitting a 10 or face card.

Dealer Advantage in Blackjack

In most all of the games of Blackjack in a casino the dealer advantage, house advantage, is 8%. The main reason that the dealer has an advantage is because they are the last to act, which makes it so the other players have acted and may even have busted before the dealer has made an action.

Probability of Busting When You Hit

It is important that you know the probability of you busting when you are holding any hand. The following will show you the chance of you busting, which will depend on the value of your hand.


Handvalue % Bust If You Hit
21 100%
20 92%
19 85%
18 77%
17 69%
16 62%
15 58%
14 56%
13 39%
12 31%
11 or Less 0%

2-Card Count Frequencies

This blackjack odds chart is for the 2-card count frequency. This chart will show you the percentage probability that you are dealt in each value range. The most important frequency that you should take note of is being dealt a natural Blackjack, as the odds of you being dealt this is only 4.8%. By following this odds chart you will discover that the most common 2-card hand, which is 38.7%, is a hand that has the total of 1-16, which is a hand where you have to make a tough decision on one that will be based on what the dealer's show card is.

2 - Card Count % Frequency
Natural Blackjack 4.8%
Hard Standing 17-20 30%
Decision Hand 1-16 38.7%
No Bust26.5%

Dealer Hand Probabilities

This chart odds chart will show you the final hand of the dealer and their probability. Shown are the percentages that the dealer has a hand, which totals every value up to 16. Look at this chart to know the odds that the dealer has in order to make their final hand.

This blackjack odds chart shows the dealer final hand probability. These are the percentages that the dealer will end up with a hand totaling each corresponding value (up to 16). Read over this chart to understand the odds that the dealer has to make his final hand.

Dealer Final HandValue Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Natural 21 4.82% 4.83%
21 (3 cards or More) 7.36% 12.19%
20 17.58% 29.77%
19 13.48% 43.25%
18 13.81% 57.06%
17 14.58%71.64%

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Interesting Facts

Did you know... that the chances (probability) of being dealt a blackjack is .024%, which equates to one BJ approximately every 42 hands dealt?