How Many Times Can You Split in Blackjack?

how many times can you split in blackjack

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Last Updated: February 14, 2024

In blackjack, splitting is a popular strategy that players use to increase their winning odds. If you are dealt a pair of cards with an overall value that you’re not satisfied with (a pair of aces or a pair of eights), you can split them to create two hands instead of one. 

For most blackjack tables,  players are only allowed to split their hands one time. This means even if you draw a pair of cards after the first split, you will not be able to split your hands again. Some blackjack tables also don’t allow you to double down after splitting. 

However, in some player-friendly tables, you may be able to split multiple times. Even in cases like this, you can only make four hands in total, meaning you can only split a maximum of 3 times. 

Note that splitting should be done strategically. This means you don’t necessarily have to split even if you get a pair of cards. There are a few general blackjack rules for splitting, but most times, whether or not you should split depends on the dealer’s hands. Also, note that splitting means you have to double or triple your initial wager, which will affect your bankroll. 

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