Atlantic City Blackjack Rules

Atlantic City Blackjack has some of the most player friendly rules among the different variations of Blackjack.  The rules that decrease the house edge greatly out number the rules that increase the house edge.  You can greatly increase your chance of winning if you are using the optimal Atlantic City Blackjack strategy.




Atlantic City Rules

Benefits:
- Dealer peeks at its hole card when the up card is an Ace or a ten value card
- Dealer stands on soft 17
- Late surrender is allowed
- Players can double down on any two cards
- Blackjacks are paid 3:2
- Doubling down after splits is allowed
- Players can re-split up to three times to make four hands
- Insurance is available when dealer's up card is an Ace

Draw backs:
- Players will receive only one card after splitting Aces
- Aces may not be re-split
- If Aces are split and the player makes a blackjack it will only be counted as 21
- Eight decks of cards are used


Atlantic City Strategy Chart

It is very important that you follow this chart in order to follow the correct Atlantic City Blackjack strategy.  We have optimized this Blackjack chart to give you the best chance of a winning Blackjack session following the Atlantic City Blackjack rules.



Your
Hand

Dealer's up card

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

A

5-8

H

H

H

H

H

H

H

H

H

H

9

H

D

D

D

D

H

H

H

H

H

10

D

D

D

D

D

D

D

D

H

H

11

D

D

D

D

D

D

D

D

D

H

12

H

H

S

S

S

H

H

H

H

H

13-16

S

S

S

S

S

H

H

H

H

H

17-20

S

S

S

S

S

S

S

S

S

S

A2 - A3

H

H

H

D

D

H

H

H

H

H

A4 - A5

H

H

D

D

D

H

H

H

H

H

A6

D

D

D

D

D

H

H

H

H

H

A7

D

D

D

D

D

S

S

H

H

H

A8 - A9

S

S

S

S

S

S

S

S

S

S

2's - 3's

SP

SP

SP

SP

SP

SP

H

H

H

H

4's

H

H

H

SP

SP

H

H

H

H

H

5's

D

D

D

D

D

D

D

D

H

H

6's

SP

SP

SP

SP

SP

H

H

H

H

H

7's

SP

SP

SP

SP

SP

SP

H

H

H

H

8's

SP

SP

SP

SP

SP

SP

SP

SP

SP

SP

9's

SP

SP

SP

SP

SP

S

SP

SP

S

S

10's

S

S

S

S

S

S

S

S

S

S

A's

SP

SP

SP

SP

SP

SP

SP

SP

SP

H

H=Hit, D=Double, S=Stand, SP=Split