About Blackjack

About Blackjack

The Blackjack tables will always be the busiest in the casino. Easy to learn, difficult to master, one can learn to play in minutes, but remain interested for hours. The game of casino blackjack, or 21, is by far the most popular table game offered in gambling establishments.

How to play Blackjack

The basic premise of the game is that you want to have a hand value that is closer to 21 than that of the dealer, without going over 21. Other players at the table are of no concern to you. Your hand is strictly played out against the hand of the dealer. The rules of play for the dealer are strictly dictated, leaving no decisions up to the dealer. Therefore, there is not a problem with the dealer or any of the other players at the table seeing the cards in your hand. Values of the cards In blackjack, the cards are valued as follows: An Ace can count as either 1 or 11, as demonstrated below. The cards from 2 through 9 are valued as indicated. The 10, Jack, Queen, and King are all valued at 10. The suits of the cards do not have any meaning in the game. The value of a hand is simply the sum of the point counts of each card in the hand. A blackjack, or natural, is a total of 21 in your first two cards. A blackjack is therefore an Ace and any ten-valued card, with the additional requirement that these be your first two cards.

Like many things, it's easier done than said. Just give it a try, and we'll teach you how to be a better blackjack player!