Blackjack - Overview

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Blackjack is a card game and can be played with one, two, four, six or eight decks of cards. In this game the cards are dealt face down and the player is given a chance to pick up his cards. The game goes with gambling, and works on the stakes placed by the players.

Introduction and How to play

Aim of the game
The main motive of the game is to beat the dealer. If your cards account to a total of 21 or more than the dealer’s total,but not greater than 21, you win the game. If your hand or the dealer's hand exceeds a total of 21 you "Bust.”, that means you loose the game.

Card Values
The cards 2 to 10 are counted at face value. All suits are considered same, only the numbers are accounted. All face cards have a value of ten. An ace can count as either one or eleven. So if you are dealt an ace and a five. It can be wither 5 or fifteen. Additionally if you get a face value card, it can be either 15 or 25. In case it gets 25, you are “busted”.

If you or the dealer is given an Ace and a card that has ten-value e.g. a king, a queen, a jack or a 10, then you have 21 known as a blackjack. If you get the blackjack you will be given 3 to 2 for your bet if and only if the dealer does not get another blackjack in the same deal. If the dealer gets a blackjack, then all players loose the deal.


Hitting means that you want to draw another card. You can do it multiple times.

Standing means to stay on your current hand. This is done, when you are satisfied with both of your cards and don’t want to take any risks going ahead, that may make your total more than 21

Doubling Down.
When you are doubling down, you are given an opportunity to make our bet double, after you’ve received the first two cards. Generally, you do this only when the conditions are favorable and you have high chances to win the deal.

If you are given a pair (two cards of the same rank) , you can split them into two separate hands. You should establish an extra bet, same as the one you made in starting. You will have to play this, as you would have played while doubling down on your first two cards. This rule is facilitative to the player in winning.

If the dealer’s card that is faced up is an ace, you can be enabled for an insurance. It is a side bet, that you make betting half of your original bet, since the dealer may have a ten in the “face down” card.

Sometimes you have an option to surrender and not play the game, in case you feel that the dealer or other person’s cards are more appropriate, and have very high chances to win the game.

Blackjack can be the considered as the best game in the casino with the minimum house edge, if you play it appropriately.


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