Blackjack


Blackjack

 

Blackjack is the American variant of a globally popular banking game known as 21, whose relatives include Pontoon and Vingt-et-Un. It is a comparing card game between usually several players and a dealer, where each player in turn competes against the dealer, but players do not play against each other. It is played with one or 8 decks of 52 cards, and is the most widely played casino banking game in the world.

 

Card Value

 

2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9

Face points

10,J,Q,K

Ten points

Ace

One or Eleven points



Betting Rules

 

The player with the highest number of points wins, the number of points must be equal to or lower than 21 points; the player who exceeds 21 points is called ‘’busted’’.

1.Blackjack may be played with 1 to 8 decks of 52-card decks depends on casinos.

2. The value of a hand is the sum of the point values of the individual cards. Except, a "Blackjack" is the highest hand, consisting of an Ace and any 10-point card, and it outranks all other 21-point hands.

3. After the players have bet, the dealer will give two cards to each player and two cards to himself. One of the dealer cards is dealt face up. The facedown card is called the "hole card."

4. If the dealer has an Ace showing, he will offer a side bet called "insurance." This side wager pays 2 to 1 if the dealer's hole card is any 10-point card. Insurance wagers are optional and may not exceed half the original wager.

5. If the dealer has a 10-point card or an Ace showing (after offering insurance with an Ace showing), then he will peek at his facedown card to see if he has a blackjack. If he does, then he will turn it over immediately.

6. If the dealer does have a blackjack, then all wagers (except insurance) will lose, unless the player also has a blackjack, which will result in a push. The dealer will resolve insurance wagers at this time.

7. Play begins with the player to the dealer's left. The following are the choices available to the player:

- Stand: Player stands pat with his cards.

- Hit: Player draws another card (and more if he wishes). If this card causes the player's total points to exceed 21 (known as "breaking" or ‘’busted’’) then he loses.

- Double: Player doubles his bet and gets only one card

- Split: If the player has a pair, or any two 10-point cards, then he may double his bet and separate his cards into two individual hands. The dealer will automatically give each card a second card. Then, the player may hit, stand, or double normally. However, when splitting Aces, each Ace gets only one card. Sometimes doubling after splitting is not allowed. If the player gets a Ten and Ace after splitting, then it counts as 21 points, not a blackjack. Usually the player may keep re-splitting up to a total of four hands. Sometimes re-splitting Aces is not allowed.

- Surrender: The player forfeits half his wager, keeping the other half, Usually this option is only available after player choose to Double and drawn a under expectation card, it depending on casino rules, sometimes it is not allowed at all.

8. After each player has had his turn, the dealer will turn over his hole card. If the dealer has 16 or less, then he will draw another card. A special situation is when the dealer has an ace and any number of cards totaling six points (known as a "soft 17"). At some tables, the dealer will also hit a soft 17.

9. If the dealer goes over 21 points, then any player who didn't busted will win.

10. If the dealer does not bust, then the higher point total between the player and dealer will win.

11. Winning wagers pay even money, except a winning player blackjack usually pays 3 to 2. Some casinos have been short-paying blackjacks, which is a rule strongly in the casino's favor.

 

Strategy

 

One of the most common mistake made by the new player, they aim to get close to 21 as possible, without going over, Remember, the final goal of playing a Blackjack game is to beat the dealer without ‘’busting’’ the hand and let the dealer get his chance to ‘’busted’’.




Player’s Hand

Dealer’s face card

Hard

2 to 6

7 to A

4 to 8

Hit

Hit

9

Double

Hit

10 or 11

Double

Double

12 to 16

Stand

HIT

17 to 21

Stand

Stand

Soft

2 to 6

7 to A

13 to 15

Hit

Hit

16 to 18

Double

Hit

19 to 21

Stand

Stand

Splits

2 to 6

7 to A

22, 33, 66, 77, 99

Splits

No Splits

88, AA

Splits

Splits

44, 55, 1010

No Splits

No Splits




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