Blackjack ABC’s – Part One


Posted by Barbara | Posted in Blackjack | Posted on 24-02-2010

The general concept of the game is to be given cards totaling up to 21. Each twenty-one player is assigned 2 cards. When a blackjack player is handed a nine or lower value card and an Ace they have been given a soft hand. When the player receives no Ace cards it is referred to as a hard hand. As soon as the cards have been given to every player at the table, which includes the dealer, every black jack player is given the chance to make one of 6 choices:

Taking another card (Hit): When a black jack player announces "hit me" the dealer will give them another card, if the adding of that card causes the total greater than 21 the player will have busted and that is the end of the game, if the card makes the value of the hand to 21 the gambler is the winner and if the value of the hand has not yet reached twenty one they are still in the game.

Keeping the hand you have been given: If a player is happy with the hand they will hold. Once this has happened the dealer will show his/her hand and the gambler who has accumulated twenty-one or the nearest to twenty-one will come away with a win.

Doubling Down: A player might ask to double down which increases the bet by 100% they have laid. As soon as you have taken this procedure you can only receive 1 more card. The details of doubling down are often out lined by the blackjack table or betting house rules so prior to playing make sure you are familiar with the casino rules. If you are betting at a net betting house this is usually quite easy.

Stay tuned for part two.

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