Blackjack Terms: Surrender

What does it mean to "Surrender" a hand at the Blackjack tables?  Some types of Blackjack games, you have the choice to save half your wager by surrendering your hand.  When you surrender you are essentially folding your hand, in order to get back half your wager.  There is only a handful of situations when you should surrender your hand.  You should only surrender when you have a less than 25% chance of winning your hand.


When to surrender in Blackjack

If you don't think you can remember when to surrender, just remember this one hand.  A sixteen hand, when the dealer up card is a ten or face card is the worst possible hand to have and should always be surrendered.



Your Hand

Dealer's up Card

9

10

Ace

15

Hit

Surrender

Hit

16

Surrender

Surrender

Surrender