There are many occasions at the blackjack table, when the cards don't fall in your favour. Depending on the cards you receive, as well as the dealer's up card, you can still make the best of a bad situation by splitting your initial hand. This allows you the chance to formulate two stronger hands, with each having a chance of winning. But it's important to consider the fact that you'll have to double your initial wager as well. So keep in mind, a failure from splitting, will cost you both bets.