How to Easily Adjust to No-Peek Blackjack Games
No-Peek Blackjack Games
One extreme way of handling this change in strategy is to stop doubling and splitting completely. The problem with this type of extreme adjustment is that you lose out on a lot of opportunities that are still profitable for doubling and splitting, even though they’re not as profitable as they were without the no-peek rule. It’s better than playing the regular strategy of always doubling and splitting when you normally would with standard peek rules, but it’s not optimal except in the case of doubling. You should never be doubling when your opponent has a potential blackjack in no-peek games.
Since it’s just the splitting scenarios you have to worry about, a better way to approach no-peek games when your dealer could have a blackjack is to only split in situations where you have a very large advantage by splitting or if you have a very large disadvantage by not splitting. The classic example of the former is when you have two aces against a ten, and the classic example of the latter is when you have two eights against an ace or a ten. With the two aces, you have two chances at blackjack with a strong card against the ten, and with the two eights, you have an extremely weak hand if you just hit.