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Everything you need to know about insurance in Blackjack

All about insurance in Blackjack

Ah, blackjack, the quintessential card game in both land-based and online casinos that attracts players from Belgium with its simplicity and promises of quick wins. Among the existing strategies, insurance in blackjack often raises questions. Is it really advantageous? Should you take it every time the opportunity arises?

In this article, Casino King sheds light on this strategy and explains everything you need to know about insurance in blackjack.

But what is insurance in Blackjack?

Imagine yourself in this unique situation during a game: the dealer has an Ace showing, so you know the dealer has a high probability of getting a blackjack (21) with the next card. This is precisely when insurance comes into play.

Insurance is a side bet offered to you in this case. It allows you to bet against the possibility that the dealer will get a blackjack. If this happens, you win the equivalent of your insurance bet, which offsets your initial loss on the hand.

How does insurance work in Blackjack?

It is important to understand the ins and outs of this strategy. Here is how insurance works in blackjack in a very simple way:

  1. The dealer has an Ace showing.

  2. You are offered to take insurance.

  3. You bet an amount equivalent to half of your initial bet.

  4. The dealer reveals their second card.

    • If the dealer has a blackjack: you win your insurance bet but lose your initial bet.

    • If the dealer does not have a blackjack: you lose your insurance bet, and your hand proceeds as normal.

Advantages and disadvantages of insurance in Blackjack

Insurance in blackjack is a strategy that raises many questions. On one hand, it offers the possibility of protecting against the dealer's blackjack and doubling your winnings in case of victory. On the other hand, it represents an additional bet that can be costly if the dealer does not get a blackjack.

Advantages of Insurance in Blackjack:

  1. Peace of mind: Insurance ensures a minimum win, even if the dealer gets a blackjack.

  2. Potential doubled winnings: If the dealer has a blackjack, you win twice your insurance bet.

  3. Risk management: A tool to limit your losses against a potential dealer blackjack.

Disadvantages of Insurance in Blackjack:

  1. Additional cost: Insurance represents an extra bet that reduces your potential winnings if the dealer does not have a blackjack.

Insurance or surrender?

Insurance allows you to limit your losses in case the dealer gets a blackjack, but it is not always advantageous.

Surrender, on the other hand, lets you recover 50% of your bet, which can be more beneficial depending on the situation. Here’s a tip: analyze your hand because if it is weak, surrendering is often the best option.

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