One of the most popular games at the casino is of course Blackjack. It is a game in which all the players play against the dealer with the same goal, reaching 21 or coming as close as possible to 21. The rules are pretty simple and that is why the game is so popular
There are two different type of Blackjack, one called covered card and the classic one. First I will go through the classic one. The dealer will deal one card each to the players starting from his left. When all the players have received the first card, the dealer gives himself one card also. Then he gives all the players their second cards. All the cards are now turned up so everybody can see them. Now this is where it can get tricky depending on which table you are playing on. If there is a covered card the dealer will get one card but it will not be turned up meaning nobody knows which card it is. Meanwhile in normal Blackjack the dealer receives his second card after all the players have made their bets.
Now the goal is like I said reaching 21. All numbered cards have the same value as their numbers. Meaning 2 is 2, 3 is 3 and so on. Jacks, queens, and kings are worth 10. Aces are worth 11 or 1 depending on what you need them to be. So say you have one ace and a 6, that is a total of 17 but if you take a new card and it is a king it will automatically be counted as one and the total is still 17.
How to play:
You start with placing your bet and the dealer will later deal the cards. Once you received the cards you have four or three choices, hit (take a card), stand, double or split.
Hit means you take one more card and the dealer will do exactly like you ask him.
Stand means you are satisfied with what you have and don´t want any more cards.
Double means you double your bet, you have to add the same amount of money as you started with. You will only receive one card. No matter what the card is the bet is set then.
Split is only possible when you get a pair of card or jacks, queens or kings together. That means putting in as much as you started your bet with. Now you will have two hands to play with, both starts with the same value. You will receive a new card on the card to your right and decide if you want to stand, hit, double or even split again if you get the same pair. Whenever you choose to stand the dealer will give you a new card to your other hand and you have the same choices again.
Know to the dealer which actually is the simple part. He can only take new cards and never split or double (since he is only playing against your bet). So the dealer usually has to draw cards up to 16. And have to stand as soon he is on anything higher than 16. Meaning if he gets 16 he must take one more card. But whenever he is above 16 he has to stay at that card.
Of course a Blackjack is the most powerful thing. Getting an ace and a 10 or jack, queen or king are the winning hand. If you get a blackjack the dealer has to get a blackjack to draw otherwise you win. And it is the same way back if he gets a blackjack.
Whenever there is a draw meaning both the player and dealer has the same numbers it is a push, you don´t lose but you also don´t win.
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