# Does dealer blackjack beat 21?

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## Can the dealer beat a blackjack?

Many players lose because they are trying to reach 21. Your goal in blackjack is not to reach 21. It is to beat the dealer. If you beat the dealer holding a 13 or with a 20 because the dealer busts, you win exactly the same amount.

## What happens if dealer has blackjack and player has 21?

If the dealer stands at 21 or less, the dealer pays the bet of any player having a higher total (not exceeding 21) and collects the bet of any player having a lower total. If there is a stand-off (a player having the same total as the dealer), no chips are paid out or collected.

## Does the dealer in blackjack have an advantage?

How does the house edge work in blackjack? The key advantage for the dealer is that the player acts first. Often, the player will bust, losing his stake, without the dealer having to do a thing. If the player stands, the dealer still has a chance of winning the hand.

## Does dealer blackjack beat 21?

A player Blackjack beats any dealer total other than a dealer’s Blackjack, including a dealer’s regular 21. … If the dealer gets a Blackjack, the insurance bet pays 2:1. Player loses the initial bet. If dealer does not get a Blackjack, player loses the insured bet and the game continues for the initial bet amount.

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## What happens if the dealer has blackjack?

The dealer now checks their down card to see if they have Blackjack. If they have Blackjack they expose their down card. The round is concluded and all players lose their original bet unless they also have Blackjack. If a player and the dealer each have Blackjack the result is a push and the player’s bet is returned.

## What happens if the dealer gets a blackjack?

If you and the dealer both get Blackjack, it is a push and no chips are given or taken away. If you have a higher total than the dealer (or the dealer busts), the dealer matches the amount of your chips. If you have a lower total than the dealer (or you bust), the dealer takes your chips.

## Do dealers count Ace 1 or 11?

The Dealer’s first ace counts as 11 unless it busts the hand. Subsequent aces count as one. If the player’s total is closer to 21 than the Dealer’s, the player wins even money (1 – 1).

## Does 5 cards Beat 21 in blackjack?

A hand of three or four cards worth 21 points beats everything else except a Pontoon or Five Card Trick. Hands with 20 or fewer points and fewer than five cards rank in order of their point value – the nearer to 21 the better. Hands with more than 21 points are bust and are worthless.