Some blackjack players feel it’s crazy to split aces in blackjack so let’s take a look at the concept, and let you decide for yourself. According to us, splitting aces and 8’s is one of the golden rules of the game and here’s why. To understand what splitting aces means in blackjack, if you receive two initial cards, and they are of the same value, you can divide them into two separate hands. If you receive 2 aces, you split them into two hands or splitting aces so now you have two hands with an ace in each one.
Keeping a pair of aces in one hand may not be your best bet as it starts you off with either a 1 or a soft 12, which in either case is disadvantageous. When you split your aces, you increase your chances of hitting 21, and since this strategy is extremely favorable to the player, most casinos often disapprove of it. Regardless of the payout of the game, it is recommended that you always split your aces to be in the front seat of the cabin.
This works the same if you’ve been dealt a pair of 8 totaling 16, which is regarded as one of the worst hands in blackjack for obvious reasons. By splitting the 8’s, you substantially decrease your chances of losing in one go, but gives you a chance to improve the other hand, if one doesn’t work out.