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An overview of Blackjack

2017-05-24 12:44:57

Blackjack is one of the world’s most famous card games and it is often referred to as Twenty-One. This game is so popular due to the fact of how easy it is to play and that casino odds are generally in your favour if you play the game well enough. The objective of this game is to beat the dealer with the cards you have been dealt. In order to successfully beat the dealer, you’ll need to get 21 points on your first two cards and hope that the dealer does not have 21 points as well. This is what is known as a “blackjack”. You can also beat the dealer by having a final score higher than the dealer without going over 21 points. There are some very important things you need to know when playing this game, read on here to find out more.

The Cards

The first thing you need to know is that Blackjack is played with a 52-card deck without any jokers. So if you spot a joker card then leave the table immediately! Casinos normally mix a few decks together in order to speed up the game but more importantly to make card counting more difficult for clued up players who use this notorious strategy. Some casinos use up to 4 decks and the shuffling of these decks varies from casino to casino. Again, dealers will tend to shuffle that bit more if they feel someone is counting the cards of the deck. The cards 2 through 10 will display their face value, J, Q, and K are worth 10 points each and the Ace is worth either 1 or 11 points. The Ace is significant as the player must decide if it is worth 1 point or 11 points before the game starts.