Blackjack Quiz-See How You Do

shutterstock_141637870For most of my life I’ve played blackjack. I love the game. I’ve watched hours and hours of blackjack play both in person and on television blackjack tournaments.

I’ve witnessed someone play by the seat of their pants and win while another plays by the book and loses. This happened to me on a cruise ship. Luck can carry a bad player through for a while, but eventually the mathematical odds will take over. In the long run, playing by the book will bring in more winnings.

If you play blackjack I recommend reading all the books your can on it and memorize the strategy chart(s) and stick with it. If you have the kind of mind that can master card counting then practice that to perfection. These steps will increase your winnings over time.

Let’s see how well you do on a blackjack quiz. Here are some questions followed by the answers. Who gets 100?


  1. When do you split 8s and Aces?
  2. If you have two 5s against a dealer’s 9, would you split or double down?
  3. If you have an A2 against a dealer’s 6, what would you do?
  4. If you have blackjack and the dealer has an Ace showing and offers even money, do you take it?
  5. If you have two Jacks and the dealer has an Ace, would you buy insurance?
  6. If the casino uses an automatic shuffling machine that shuffles each hand is this good for the player or not?
  7. Should you play at a table that pays 6 to 5 instead of 3 to 2 for blackjack?
  8. Will you get into trouble using a strategy card at a blackjack table?
  9. Why do they burn the first card after the shuffle?
  10. If you are caught counting cards you will be arrested in Las Vegas. True of False?



  1. Always
  2. Double down-never split two 5s or two 10s for that matter.
  3. Double down
  4. No. Not a good bet.
  5. No. Not a good bet.
  6. It is actually good, according to It lowers the house edge slightly, but it saves time for the dealer and thus allows more hands per hour. This can drain a players money faster.
  7. Not if you are a serious player. it adds 1.39% to the house edge. Rules, all rules, affect house edge one way or the other. It pays to know them and their affect on play.
  8. No.
  9. It doesn’t really do much to the odds of winning or losing. It could throw off a card counter, but the purpose is more to keep players from taking advantage of knowing the top card should they see it. For the basic player it won’t make a noticeable difference.
  10. No. It is not illegal. You would likely be asked to leave or not to play blackjack at the casino where you are playing. A casino can actually ask you to quit playing for any reason including winning too much.




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