How to play Blackjack

Tuesday, Aug 15, 2017 05:58

Win Big playing Blackjack


Blackjack is one of the most popular casino games that you can play. The rules are simple and playing is rewarding and entertaining. The dealer is in charge of running the game and handling all bets. Once you get the hang of the game you can start using different blackjack strategies to try to beat the dealer. Most online casinos feature blackjack games of many different variants, just like real casinos. Big jackpots can be won while playing blackjack online so once you learn how to play blackjack, you should try it out for yourself!

Placing your Bet


Before the dealer begins dealing out the cards, each player will place a bet in chips. The dealer will outline the maximum and minimum bets, usually ranging from £$€2 to £€$500. You aim is to beat the dealer by getting a count as close as possible to 21 without going over a value of 21. The dealer will shuffle the cards and begin to deal out two cards to each player once every player has placed his bet.

The Blackjack Deal


The dealer will then proceed to give two cards to each player and to himself. If you receive an ace and a 10 card or a picture card (picture cards are valued at 10), this will automatically give you 21 or “blackjack”. Once every player has two cards, the player to the left of the dealer will begin. He must decide whether to “stand” (not ask for another card) or “hit” (ask for another card). The player can ask the dealer for additional cards, one at a time until he decides to stand or if he goes “bust” (goes over 21). If the player goes bust, the dealer collects the bet wagered. The next player will then get his chance to beat the dealer.

The Dealer


After every player has a card, it is then the dealer’s turn. The dealer must continue to take cards until the total is 17 or more. The dealer’s decisions are dependent on all plays, whereas the player has the option of taking one or more cards. If the dealer goes bust, the remaining players will win.

Splitting Pairs


If a player is dealt two cards of the same value, he is given the option of treating them as two separate hands. The amount of your original bet goes on one of the cards and an equal amount must be placed on the other card. The two hands are treated separately and the dealer settles with each separately.

Doubling Down


Another option available to blackjack players is doubling your bet when the original two cards dealt total 9, 10 or 11. When your turn comes, you can place a bet equal to the original bet. The dealer does not have the option of splitting or doubling down.

Now that you know the basic rules of how to play blackjack, you can check out some more advanced strategies to try to win big, online or in physical casinos!


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