Although some may argue that the best card game could be poker, Blackjack still holds the top position. It remains prominent among the newbies as well. Even though you have not played it ever in your life, the word ‘Blackjack’ doesn’t remain alien to you. The game is an America version of the classic banking game ‘Twenty-one’.
- The game works with 52 cards- that have called a deck. Each of the card is assigned a value. Cards from 2 to 10 are called face value cards, and they are – Kings, queens, jacks, and aces are worth either 1 or 11.
- The main objective of the game is to draw cards which sum up to a value of 21.
How to beat the dealer
There are three ways to do so:
- Draw hand value higher than the dealer’s hand value
- If the dealer draws a hand value higher than 21, you win
- Draw a hand value summing up to 21, on the first two cards
- From 2 to 9, the cards are counted as it is: 2 as 2 and 9 as 9
- Face cards King, queen and jack are considered as 10
- Ace is considered as 1 or 11, depending on what holds more value at the situation
- It is a straightforward game with the funda of ‘dealer vs player’. Although the Blackjack table can accommodate up to seven players, each player has their own game against the dealer and bets are placed for each hand the player plays.
- If the player’s card sums up to 21 and is more than the dealer then the player wins. If it is more than 21, then they’re called busted hands and means you lose.
- If the dealer busts, then the sides below the dealer loses.
- If the player and the dealer both bust, then the dealer automatically wins.
- Sometimes, the rules are altered suiting the counties policies and regulations and cannot be changed whatsoever, once the game begins.
- Apart from the offline casinos, the online ones are also making massive amounts of money and popularity in Blackjack. Some websites even offer trial sessions before you begin gambling with money.
It is a misconception among millions of players that Blackjack is the game which holds the reasonable probability of beating the odds. This misconception first started in the 1960s when players employed card counting as one of the strategies to beat the odds. However, it does not hold now because card counting is considered an illegal activity or can be frowned upon.