Rules & Strategy
If you get the blackjack you will be paid 3-to-2 for your bet, provided thedealerdoes not get a 21 at the same time. If you and the dealer have blackjack, that’s called a push and your bet is returned to you. If only the dealer has blackjack, all players will lose. A smart player can also get in on other players’ doubles.
After the players have bet, the dealer will give two cards to each player and two cards to himself. When the player has two cards she has the option of doubling her bet and asking for one additional card . With practice, you will learn to anticipate the Dealer’s options and your chances of winning will increase. Get started and decide when you’re going to stop, double your bet or draw two equal cards. Although luck determines the hand you’re dealt, strategy has its role to play too. Depending on the hands of the other players and of the Bank, an informed player will know whether it’s wise to take another card, stop, or keep playing.
It cannot be beaten, unless the dealer has the same, which would be a Push, a tie. If the table is designated a must-hit-soft-17 Blackjack game, the dealer must draw on all soft 17 hands until he or she obtains a point total of a hard 17 or higher. Many blackjack tables are built with a small mirror notch in the end, letting the dealer pull the face down card into it to see the value of the card.
Note that the dealer does not have the option of splitting or doubling down. At a casino’s blackjack table, being mute would go entirely unnoticed. In fact, you’d blend into the crowd more if you never opened your mouth.For hitting, either tap the table with a finger or two or scrape the table with the edge of your cards.
Have a player cut the deck by inserting a “cut” card into the deck. The cut shouldn’t be cut too close to either end of the deck. Finally, before you begin, discard the first card in the deck without looking at it.
When playingblackjackthere are two options – to hit or to stand. As you can see, there are separate groups of card values. The 20 little cards (2- 6) are counted as plus 1 as they are played. The 12 middle cards (7-9) are seen as neutral cards and do not change the value as they are played.