What is a Push in Blackjack?
Last Updated: February 13, 2024
A push occurs in blackjack when the player and the dealer have an equal card value. When this occurs, the bet is returned to the player. Simply put, a push is a tie where the player neither wins nor loses. When a push happens, it is a reset, and the player can start afresh in the next round. For example, if a player has a total card value of 17 and the dealer has a total card value of 17, this is regarded as a push.
If the dealer and player go bust in a push, then the dealer wins, and no money is returned to the player. When the player and the dealer hit on blackjack and land on 21, the round ends as a push, and the player receives their initial bet back. According to standard blackjack rules, as long as both the player and dealer don’t go bust on the tie, players receive their bet back.