Blackjack is a gambling game that is also known as twenty-one or Vingt-et-un in French. It is played all over the world in real casinos and online casinos, and in recent years it has become one of the most popular casino games.
Blackjack players compete against the dealer and not against other players. The objective of the game is to get a card hand that has a higher value than the dealer’s hand, but that does not exceed the total sum of 21. Exceeding 21 is known as “overdoing”, since you lose in the game regardless of the dealer’s hand.
The value of Blackjack hands is determined by adding the value of the individual cards that have been dealt with. All cards represent their numerical value, except cards with figures (king, queen, jack) that are worth ten and aces that are worth 1 or 11, depending on how the player’s or dealer’s hand benefits.
The best blackjack hand is a two-card hand with an Ace and another card that is worth 10 points. That hand will have a value of 21 and is the best hand in blackjack, which is called natural blackjack.
When the game begins, the player is dealt two cards face up, and the dealer receives two cards: one face up and one face down.
When the dealer shows an ace, the player has the option to take out insurance that the dealer will have a natural blackjack, making an additional bet of up to half the amount he made on his original bet, so that he protects himself from losing your total bet when nature comes out.
If the dealer does not have a natural blackjack, the game continues, and the player has four basic moves that he can make:
Ask: Receive a new letter from the dealer. The player can draw as many cards as he wants until he reaches 21 or passes.
Stay: no more cards and keep the value of the hand you have.
Split: When the two cards the player has are of the same value, the player can split them
in two hands, adding a second bet that is equal to your initial bet.
Double: the player will have the opportunity to increase his initial bet by 100% with
right to ask for a single letter and then stay.
Some varieties of blackjack offer another type of move:
Surrender: After the initial deal, once the dealer has verified that he does not have a natural blackjack, a player who feels that his hand is not good enough to continue playing may choose to give up his hand and get a refund of the half of your original bet.