betfair Zero Lounge Blackjack has a house edge of 0 because it pays out 2 - 1 for a suited natural Blackjack and a five card 21.
To beat Zero Blackjack, an optimal strategy is essential.
The strategy described below has the advantage of being simple to learn and apply, but still being effective enough to give you the edge.
New to Blackjack? See the video tutorial at the foot of this page.
Aces should be treated as 1, except with 7, 8, and 9 when they equal 11.
A, 6 is always 7
A, 8 is always 19
Points total is the total of all cards in your hand, not just the first 2, so the same rules apply to
7 and 6,
5, 4 and 4
A, 4 and 8
all of which should be treated as 13.
|3 to 11||HIT|
|12 to 16||HIT if dealer > 6, otherwise STAND|
|17 to 20||STAND|
|Exception: A, 7||HIT if dealer > 8, otherwise STAND|
|9||DOUBLE DOWN if dealer < 7|
|10||DOUBLE DOWN if dealer < 10|
|ALL PAIRS except 4s, 5s and 10s||SPLIT|
|PAIR of 4s||HIT|
|PAIR of 5s||HIT if dealer has 10 or A, else DOUBLE DOWN|
|PAIR of 10s||STAND|
|Exception: PAIR 2s, 3s, 6s, 7s||SPLIT if dealer < 8 otherwise HIT|
Playing Zero Lounge Blackjack with the above strategy will reduce the House Edge to around 0.6 per cent. If you're lucky enough to get either a suited Blackjack or 5 card twenty one, the edge is reduced to zero.
Our advice? Practice this strategy on betfair's Zero Blackjack 'Play for fun' mode until it becomes second nature, then play it for real and wait to hit one of those two winning hands.
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