Blackjack is one of the most popular card games and is played all over land based casinos as well as online casinos. The rules of the game are very simple; all you have to do is get your cards as close to a total of 21 as you can without going over that number. The player with the number closest to 21 wins.
There are many versions of Blackjack games including single hand and multi hand versions along with Live Blackjack games. In all versions, number cards from 2 to 10 are at face value while picture cards have ten points each. The Ace can be either used as a 1 or 11, depending on which number combination works better for the player.
Once you have selected your wager, you will be dealt two cards face up and the dealer will be dealt two cards with one card face down. At this stage, you can make one of many choices and can choose to
Stand where you draw no more cards and end your turn.
Hit which gives you an additional card. You can keep hitting until you get to a total of 21. Should you be dealt a card that that takes the total over 21 it is considered to be a Bust. This is true for the dealer’s cards too.
You can request for Insurance should the dealer’s face up card be an Ace. This protects your bet against the dealer having Blackjack.
You can Double your wager in exchange for a final card. This option is best utilised when the dealer has a lower card while your hand has a good combination.
You can choose to Split if you are dealt two identical cards which allows you to play two hands, each independent from the other.
If you are dealt an Ace and 10 as your first two cards, that is considered a Blackjack, an automatic win.