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In blackjack, “Hole Cards” refer to the cards that are dealt face down to the dealer. In a typical game of blackjack, the dealer receives one card face up (the upcard) and one card face down (the hole card). The hole card remains hidden from players until all their hands are completed. Understanding the potential value of the dealer’s hole card is a key part of blackjack strategy, as it helps players make decisions about their own hands. In some variations of blackjack, the dealer may check their hole card for blackjack before players continue with the game.