Have You Ever Doubled Down on Blackjack?
This blog’s curious. Have you ever gotten a natural blackjack against, say, a dealer’s 6 and doubled down?
Oh, you heard us. You have a guaranteed winner, but you’re in Vegas, and everyone at the table’s cool with it, so you double down to try and get double your money (rather than 3-to-2, or 6-to-5, or whatever).
We’ve done it, and even if you’re betting at a $5 table, doubling down on blackjack can get the adrenaline going.
Are we recommending you do this? Um, no. The key to winning at blackjack is knowing “basic strategy.” That means given certain card combinations, you take actions that help minimize the house edge. (The house always has the edge, but some games, and bets, are better than others.)
Doubling down on a blackjack might not be our smartest move ever, but we sure had a blast. Did we make a “sucker bet”? You tell us, in the comments section.