A chance to hit without incurring the additional risk that simply standing pat would entail.
Placing a bet that makes it impossible for an opponent to catch you.
Making a bet that puts you in between the high and low chip stacks, whether you win or lose.
A hand without an ace, or with an ace valued at one point.
Being skilled at a particular game.
Being in a superior betting spot relative to another player.
Positioned to have the high chip count regardless of whether all players win or lose.
Taking another card.
An exception to the standard blackjack rule that occurs when the dealer hits his hand that contains an ace and...