Reading the dealer’s hand

One of the main skills you need to develop if you want to become a winning Unibet blackjack player is reading the dealer’s hand. Because the dealer only shows one card you need to know how strong or weak this makes their potential two card total. Moreover, you need to be aware of the implications it has on the likelihood of them having to stand or hit.

This assessment of the dealer’s hand must then be combined with your own hand in order to come to a logical and profitable decision on what move you should make.

In general, if the dealer is showing a 7, 8 9, 10 or an Ace they can be seen as strong. This is because they are much more likely to make a strong total which won’t require them to take any more cards from the deck. Indeed, as a general rule you should always assume the dealer most likely has a 10 as their down card on account of there being more of this value card in the deck.

Moreover, whenever you are taking a card from a deck you should assume that it will be a 10 (or a high value card), simply because they make up more of the available cards.

Thus, when a dealer holds one of the aforementioned numbers they are in a strong position and you should be looking to improve your total whenever possible. In contrast, if a dealer holds a 2, 3, 4, 5 or 6 then they are relatively weak and will more than likely be forced to hit when it’s their turn.

In cases such as this you should be more willing to stand on a mediocre total and put the pressure on the dealer. By doing this you run the risk of being outdrawn. However, it usually more profitable to let the dealer peel cards from the deck, because they must do this until they have a total of 17 or more.

Sticking to this simple idea should help you make more profitable decisions at the blackjack table.