What is Blackjack?
BlackJack is one of the most played casino game around the world and is also known as twenty-one. Blackjack is a comparing card game between a player and a dealer. This means that the player competes against the dealer but is not competing against the other players. Blackjack is played with one or more decks of 52 cards.The purpose of the game is to beat the dealer in one of the following ways:
- Get 21 points on the player’s first two cards (called a blackjack), without a dealer blackjack;
- Reach a final score higher than the dealer without exceeding 21;
- Let the dealer pick additional cards until his or her hand exceeds 21.
How to Win at Blackjack?
The basic strategy for winning at Blackjack is to have a hand value closest to 21 than the dealer without exceeding (to 21). This rule is the math and has been tested in computer simulations. The basic strategy allows to reduce the house edge (advantage percentage that the Casino has over the player for a particular bet) at the minimum which is generally half of a percent. Although other players may play together with you, don’t play against them, but against the dealer.
The game starts with placing a bet by the player. The dealer will split and the player gets two cards. The player’s cards are generally pointing upwards and the Dealer has an upwards-facing card, called the face-up Card and the other card face down, a hidden card. There are a limited number of possible hands from a limited number of cards which are available on the front of the Dealer, so the basic strategy is easy to understand.
The game can be played with one to eight decks of cards as normal. The cards from 2 to 10 have the same value as the one printed on the front. Cards with images Jacks, Queens and Kings are worth 10 points. ACE`s are special cards and have the value of 1 or 11 points. A card of 10 points with an ACE is called Blackjack. The rules vary from one casino to another and some may allow you to Double Down after you Split (doubling the initial bet and the cards in addition.) In some casinos after the dealing of the first two cards, some allow you the splitting (doubling your bet and splitting two matching cards to get two new hands) and some do not allow.
How to win 21 card game? Remember that, as long as you could make financial decisions, it is worth to know and keep some tips related to the game.
Never sit at a cash table until you know the basic strategy.
Before you are risking your own money learn the basic strategies of the Blackjack, which can help you to increase your winning chances and reduce the advantage of the casino.
Don’t forget about the cycles.
The betting cycles help you to make fast decisions during the game. Don’t forget in a winning series you should increase, and in a losing series you should reduce the bet.
Use your options.
You can double or divide your cards. When you have the possibility don’t hesitate, use it to increase your chances against the house.
The point of the game is not just to get as close to the 21 as it possible.
Don’t forget the most important is to win against the cards of the dealer. Therefore, you don’t have to be close always to 21. For example, if the card of the dealer is a 5, maybe it worth to stop with a 12 and not ask for another card.
Don’t make insurance.
The insurances in the majority of the cases increases the income of the casino, and in just very rare cases worth to make. Thus without the appropriate experience never make an insurance.