To answer the question “What is blackjack?” We must go back to the 19th century. At this time, in America this card game appeared in common view for everyone. Gambling, also known as “Twenty-one”, was initially unpopular. The situation changed closer to the twentieth century, when American gambling establishments began to raise the reward on certain combinations of cards, thus a combination “Blackjack” was created, in honor of which the new game of chance was named.
The popularity of entertainment is due to the uncomplicated rules and fast round. Also, card counting happens with a simple strategy. The game happens between the participant and the dealer. Many mistakenly believe that the object of the game is to score closer to 21 points. In fact, the goal is to beat the dealer.
The cards have some values:
- Ace – 11 or 1 point (the selection is carried out in favor of the client);
- Cards from two to ten – from 2 to 10 points;
- King, Queen and Jack – 10.
The Essence Of The Game
The participants put the chips in the cells of the playing area, they are also betting. After the dealer has drawn his first card, fees are no longer accepted. The dealer distributes two cards from one or more decks to each of the participants, one for himself.
Then all the cards are turned at the same time. If the player gets Blackjack, that is, the combination of Ace and Ten cards that gives the sum of 21 points came out, he immediately receives a reward of 1.5 times more than his play.
After this, to the game participants who did not get 21, another card is offered. Or they can leave the same ones they have in their hands.
If a customer who requested an additional card, added an amount greater than 21 points, his bet is void and goes to the casino.
When the set is completed, the dealer opens his cards. The main rule of this game – the dealer must stop, if he scores 17 points or more. You must keep a set of cards until you reach 17 points (although your opponents who failed have less than 17).
Card counting (points) is done between each player and the dealer. The resulting amount of the points of the other participants should not concern you.
It must be remembered that in this game of chance luck is important to a lesser extent. To win you need intuition, skill and calculation.
Now you know how to play this famous and fascinating game. Try your luck playing Blackjack. Perhaps, fortune will appear at your side!