Blackjack, also known as 21, is one of the most popular games at both land based and online casinos. It is a very simple and straight forward game that anyone who is interested, can pick up rather quickly. In this article our goal is to explain blackjack for the beginners. The goal of blackjack is to have a hand whose value is closer to 21 than the dealers, without going over. In this game, it is the player against the dealer. Players are not competing with each other.
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When play begins, all cards are dealt out and placed face up on the table. It is important to know the face values of each card because you will need to count your cards and ensure that you have not gone over 21, which is called a bust, and also so that you can decide whether to stand or ask for more cards (hit). An ace has a value of either a 1 or 11. The King, Queen, Jack and 10 all have a value of 10 and cards 2 through 9 are taken at face value. An individual can determine the value of their hand by simply adding up each card. For example, if a person had a way Queen, 7 and 5, their hand value would be 22 which would be a bust.
If a hand consisted of a 10, 2 and 4, the hand value would be 16 and the player would then need to decide to stand or hit. A blackjack or natural hand occurs when an individual has a hand value of 21 after their first 2 cards have been dealt. This would be an Ace and any cards that have a value of ten.
Prior to play, all bets are taken the by dealer. He or she will then pass out the cards to each player. They will do this twice so that everyone has two cards. The dealer will then will turn over one of his or her cards for everyone to see. They will a variety of rules that they must abide to.
After all of the cards have been dealt, the individuals sitting to the left of the dealer also known as 1st base will tell the dealer how they would like to play their hand. After every player has had an opportunity to complete their hand, the dealer will finish his or her own and then either make out any payments or collect on the wages made. These rules are the ones that most common govern blackjack play in America. They will differ a bit from country to country.
The dealer’s play is governed by certain set of rules. These generally must be followed no matter where he or she plays. However if they do differ the casino will generally make note of that. If you have any questions, ask. In many cases the dealer will have to stand on all 17s. This simply means that until is hand value reaches 17 they must continue to take cards.