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Blackjack in San Carlos, AZ

Some players call the game 21. Others call it Blackjack. Whatever you call it, blackjack is one of the most-played card games in American casinos. It is simple and fun to learn and has some of the best player odds of any casino game.

Here is all you need to know about the blackjack table game at Apache Gold Casino in San Carlos, Arizona.

Blackjack Table Games near Phoenix

Blackjack has higher odds of winning than most casino games, making it a popular choice among casual players and seasoned pros.. The house is the dealer when playing the casino version. The game begins after the dealer gives each player two face-up cards.

Chips and 2 cards laying on playing table

How to Play Blackjack

The objective of Blackjack is to beat the dealer on every hand. The player has up to five decisions after the initial two cards:

  • Hit: Pick one more card.
  • Stand: Pick no more cards.
  • Double-Down: Take exactly one more card and double the initial bet.
  • Split:  Make two hands with identically valued cards.
  • Surrender: Forgo half your bet and call it quits.

“Blackjack” occurs when your first two cards are a “ten-card” and an ace, giving a count of 21 in two cards. If a player has a natural and the dealer does not, then the dealer pays that player one and a half times their bet.

Any card in combination with an ace, except a ten-card, is called a soft hand.

Basic Strategy

Strategies for winning Blackjack require the player to play competitively, considering the dealer’s upcard. For a soft hand, keep hitting until you reach a total of at least 18.

The approach for double down is nuanced. If you have a total of 10, you might double down unless the dealer reveals an ace or a ten-card. If you have a total of 9, you should only double down if the dealer’s hand is fair or poor (2 through 6).

And for splitting, you should always split a pair of eights or aces. Unless the dealer has an 8, 9, ten-card, or ace, 2s, 3s, or 7s can typically be split. Lastly, unless the dealer’s card is weak, you should not divide 6s.

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Why Play at Apache Gold Casino?

Located 5 minutes east of Globe, AZ, Apache Gold Casino is the hottest casino with plenty of entertainment, promotions, and players club opportunities. Our hotel and casino are  a short trip from Phoenix, so that you can unwind with delicious food and drinks, comfortable accommodations, and breathtaking views of the high desert mountains.

Casino Promotions near Phoenix

Our weekly promotions to maximize your winnings and add to the enjoyment will make you want to keep returning for more. Plus, if you belong to one of our monthly promotional groups, you can utilize your promo credits on tables starting at 3:00 PM. You can earn even more credits for your subsequent visit when you bring a friend who qualifies.

Casino Players Club

If you have played at Apache Gold Casino and want to keep the thrills coming, join our Apache Legends Players Club. You will obtain a player’s rewards card, which grants you access to discounts, advantages, and other privileges and incentives accumulated over time.

Great Food and Drinks

Our extensive selection of amenities ensures never-ending enjoyment. We know you will want some tasty food to get you through the day. Visit one of our restaurants for a meal you will not soon forget.


Win Big With Blackjack Games at Apache Gold Casino

Blackjack is exciting, and you can use advanced strategy to make your play more engaging and profitable. To experience a wide variety of casino games,  visit Apache Gold Casino in Phoenix (located southeast of Phoenix in San Carlos, Arizona) and sign up for the players club. You can also swing by our Black River Grill page to view our BreakfastLunch, and Dinner menus.


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