Among all other casinos game that are played worldwide, Blackjack is known to be one of the best casino games of all times. The game is easy to learn and simple to play. The entire concept of the game dwells around the number “twenty one”. The main object of the game is to get as close as possible to 21 points. But remember, a player shouldn’t score greater than 21 or else he will get busted.
If we talk about the cards, face cards (i.e., Jack, Queen and King) hold 10 points. Ace can be either of 1 or 11 points. The value for Ace keeps on changing with the situations in the game. If 1 is used as a value for Ace then the hand is known to be “Soft Hand”. The rest of the cards hold the value as printed on them. With help of these two cards, you need to score 21. Blackjack is basically a game where you need to compare your hand with that of the dealer’s.
When the game begins, the players are required to lay their bets and then the dealer deals two cards to each player and then two cards for himself. After that, both the two cards of the players are dealt faced up and dealer’s one card is dealt faced up. If the dealer gets a ten or an ace then he has higher chances of having Blackjack. In case, a dealer has a blackjack then all the players on the table will lose the round except the player who has got blackjack (if any). Each player has to either Hit, Stand, Split or Double.
Hit- It indicates that you are willing to move ahead in the game and thus you will be provided with one more card by the dealer.
Stand: If you “stand” then you will not be provided with any additional card and your current score will be taken in competence with the score of the dealer.
Split: If you get identical cards then you get an option of splitting. It will be the dealer who will be splitting your hand.
Double down: This move should only be made if you feel that your hand is stronger than any other hand on the table. If you go for a “double down” then the dealer will be providing you with an additional card. But remember, that you can make use of double only when you have got your two starting cards.
These are the rules of the games which you need to understand so that you can play blackjack efficiently.