Blog Posted on 06/11/2014 | Author: Karen Macarthur
How Double Down Works in Mobile Blackjack
The most awaited situation in any Blackjack game is when you have the chance to Double Down your bet and win. Double Down or just Double is done by increasing your bet 100% and getting an additional card to play your hand. Play the mobile version of Blackjack at Vegas Mobile Casino to experience this chance of doubling your wins.
You will receive only one extra card in the hand. The best part is that the Dealer does not have this option. He cannot double down or split the cards. In a land based casino it is indicated by placing the additional bets to the left of your original bet.
When to double in mobile blackjack?
You can double the initial bet based on the first two cards dealt to you. Some casinos allow you to double down on any two cards (DOA). Others allow only when you have a hand totalling 10 or 11. Another option is the Double After Split (DAS). The most profitable ones are the DAS and the DOA. All these doubling options affect the house edge reducing or increasing it.
- Double if the dealer shows 4, 5 or 6 as his up card as he’s more likely to bust.
- Double if you have a soft Ace, 11, 10 or 9.
- Better to double if you have a total of 18 or less and have a soft ace.
- Double if you have a 10 against the dealer’s 9
- Double if you have a 11 against the dealer’s 10
Sometimes, you encounter a pair which lets you split them. This leads to a situation where you have good hand which should win. By Doubling Down you can increase your total wins. If the casinos allows it then DAS is an excellent option to make money from the table. Place an additional bet amount equal to the original bet on any of the split pairs. If the hand wins, you win more.
Double Down even if you lose occasionally
Double Down is a good strategy to use when the odds are in your favour. It is always a risky notion among the new players to opt for Double Down. The fear of losing double the bet amount stops them from using this option. But you cannot disregard this decision as it’s a winning strategy to make more money in the long run.
Although you might have a losing streak when using Double Down, that should not stop you from using this strategy. Used in the right situations, it is a profitable gameplay for playing Mobile Blackjack. Use it to lower the house edge.