Blackjack, a card game which is also known as twenty-one, is the most played casino banking game in the whole world. Blackjack is one of the most popular casino table games out there, and it’s also quite easy to learn and play. However, to make most of Blackjack, there are multiple strategies that you need to be aware of when playing this game. First of all, let’s see how we can play it.
Blackjack can be played with one or more decks of 52 cards. All cards 2 to 10 are worth their value, kings, jacks and queens are worth 10 each, and aces can be both 1 or 11, depending on the situation. The main objective of this game is to get as close as possible to 21, without going over this number.
Most of the times, the game is played at an arc shaped table and the prizes can vary, from 1 dollar to even 1000’s of dollars, depending on where you actually play the game. Cards are dealt by the Blackjack dealer, and there are a few things you need to know about the game.
When you hit, it basically means that you get another card, in your hope to get closer to 21. Stand means that you choose to stop from dealing any cards, and wait for your customers to burst. When you choose to double down, you’ll actually double the original bet. However, keep in mind that some casinos don’t use the double bet system.
If you choose to split, you need to have two cards of the same denomination, using each card as a first card in a separate hand. Since blackjack is a very popular game, there are lots and lots of variations, depending on the casino you are going to. Some of the most popular ones are the early surrender, the re-splitting of aces, the late surrender, dealer hits soft 17, blackjack pays 6-5 and others.
Blackjack is a game of strategy, so you must really try and think your next move as best as possible. A good strategy can earn you lots of money, if you play correctly. Most of the time, this strategy that I am about to share with you works, but do remember that anything is possible in a casino game.
If you have 8 or under, always hit, regardless of what the dealer shows. Also hit when you have 9 and you get 2, 7 or above. A lot of players seem to hit the wall at 16. Remember though that 16 is a loser when the dealer bursts, and that won’t happen a lot of times.
Also, when playing Blackjack online, try and increase your bet gradually as you play, keeping in mind the fact that you may have luck one time, but the second time you may very well lose everything. After all, this is what the game is about, taking risks, so take all these things into consideration before making a risky decision.
Also, learn to decrease your bet at times, since only increasing it will result in a loss at some time in the near future. Try and play cautiously, and also develop a strategy before starting to play, and not as you play the game.