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Gamesys blackjack basic strategy charts and rules


This page lists the basic strategy charts for all the Gamesys blackjack games. The house edge is given next to the list entry, in brackets, and the rules are located above each set of charts. Thanks to the Wizard Of Odds basic strategy calculator and the blackjack basic strategy engine from BJ Info for the invaluable assistance their resources provided in creating the charts.


• Single deck  (0.22%)
• Vegas Strip blackjack   (0.38%)
• Atlantic City blackjack  (0.39%)
• Vegas downtown blackjack  (0.40%)
• Multi hand blackjack   (0.73%)



Key to tables
S"Stand"
H"Hit"
D"Double"
P"Split"
R"Surrender"






Single deck


1D, S17, D9, no DAS, no peek

Hard totals
2345678910A
17SSSSSSSSSS
16SSSSSHH HHH
15SSSSSHH HHH
14SSSSSHH HHH
13SSSSSHH HHH
12HHSSSH HHHH
11DDDDDDDDHH
10DDDDDDDDH H
9DDDD DHHHHH
8HHHHHHHHHH

Soft totals
2345678910A
A8SSSSSSSSSS
A7SSSSSSSH HS
A6HHHHHHHHHH
A5HHHHHHHHHH
A4HHHHHHHHHH
A3HHHHHHHHHH
A2HHHHHHHHHH

Pairs
2345678910A
AsPPPPPPPPPH
10sSSSSSSSSSS
9sPPPPPSPPS S
8sPPPPPPPPH H
7sPPPPPPHH SH
6sPPPPPHH HHH
5sDDDDDDDDH H
4sHHHHHHHH HH
3sHHPPPPH HHH
2sHPPPPPHH HH

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Vegas Strip blackjack


4D, S17, DOA, DAS, peek

Hard totals
2345678910A
17SSSSSSSSSS
16SSSSSHH HHH
15SSSSSHH HHH
14SSSSSHH HHH
13SSSSSHH HHH
12HHSSSH HHHH
11DDDDDDDDDH
10DDDDDDDDH H
9HDDDD HHHHH
8HHHHHHHHHH

Soft totals
2345678910A
A8SSSSSSSSSS
A7SDDDDS SHHH
A6HDDDD H HHHH
A5HHDDDH HHHH
A4HHDDDH HHHH
A3HHHDDHHH HH
A2HHHDDHHH HH

Pairs
2345678910A
AsPPPPPPPPPP
10sSSSSSSSSSS
9sPPPPPSPPS S
8sPPPPPPPPPP
7sPPPPPPHH HH
6sPPPPPHH HHH
5sDDDDDDDDH H
4sHHHPPHHH HH
3sPPPPPPHH HH
2sPPPPPPHH HH


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Atlantic City blackjack


8D, S17, DOA, DAS, LS, peek

Hard totals
2345678910A
17SSSSSSSSSS
16SSSSSHH RRR
15SSSSSHH HRH
14SSSSSHH HHH
13SSSSSHH HHH
12HHSSSH HHHH
11DDDDDDDDDH
10DDDDDDDDH H
9HDDDD HHHHH
8HHHHHHHHHH

Soft totals
2345678910A
A8SSSSSSSSSS
A7SDDDDS SHHH
A6HDDDD H HHHH
A5HHDDDH HHHH
A4HHDDDH HHHH
A3HHHDDHHH HH
A2HHHDDHHH HH

Pairs
2345678910A
AsPPPPPPPPPP
10sSSSSSSSSSS
9sPPPPPSPPS S
8sPPPPPPPPPP
7sPPPPPPHH HH
6sPPPPPHH HHH
5sDDDDDDDDH H
4sHHHPPHHH HH
3sPPPPPPHH HH
2sPPPPPPHH HH

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Vegas Downtown blackjack


2D, H17, DOA, DAS, peek

Hard totals
2345678910A
17SSSSSSSSSS
16SSSSSHH HHH
15SSSSSHH HHH
14SSSSSHH HHH
13SSSSSHH HHH
12HHSSSH HHHH
11DDDDDDDDDD
10DDDDDDDDH H
9DDDDD HHHHH
8HHHHHHHHHH

Soft totals
2345678910A
A9SSSSSSSSSS
A8SSSSDSSSSS
A7DDDDDS SH HH
A6HDDDD H HHHH
A5HHDDDH HHHH
A4HHDDDH HHHH
A3HHDDDHHH HH
A2HHHDDHHH HH

Pairs
2345678910A
AsPPPPPPPPPP
10sSSSSSSSSSS
9sPPPPPSPPS S
8sPPPPPPPPPP
7sPPPPPPPH HH
6sPPPPPPH HHH
5sDDDDDDDDH H
4sHHHPPHHH HH
3sPPPPPPHH HH
2sPPPPPPHH HH

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Multi-hand blackjack


5D, S17, D9, no DAS, no peek

Hard totals
2345678910A
17SSSSSSSSSS
16SSSSSHH HHH
15SSSSSHH HHH
14SSSSSHH HHH
13SSSSSHH HHH
12HHSSSH HHHH
11DDDDDDDDHH
10DDDDDDDDH H
9HDDD DHHHHH
8HHHHHHHHHH

Soft totals
2345678910A
A8SSSSSSSSSS
A7SSSSSSSH HH
A6HHHHHHHHHH
A5HHHHHHHHHH
A4HHHHHHHHHH
A3HHHHHHHHHH
A2HHHHHHHHHH

Pairs
2345678910A
AsPPPPPPPPPH
10sSSSSSSSSSS
9sPPPPPSPPS S
8sPPPPPPPPH H
7sPPPPPPHH HH
6sHPPPPHH HHH
5sDDDDDDDDH H
4sHHHHHHHH HH
3sHHPPPPH HHH
2sHHPPPPHH HH


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