Blackjack is the most popular casino table game in the world, and it's easy to see why. It's fast-paced, can be learned quickly and offers casino game players some of the best odds available.
The gameplay in Blackjack is relatively simple: a player has to come as close to 21 without going over, while still having a higher total than the dealer. To receive cards, the player must first place a bet. The cards are dealt in rotation from the dealer, moving left-to-right. The dealer's hand features one card face up and one face down. A player can then choose to receive more cards for their hand or showdown, and see who'll come closest to 21 without going over.
How To Play Blackjack
- The standard Blackjack game is played using six decks, which are reshuffled after each hand.
- Dealer will hit on a soft 17.
- The player may split up to three hands.
- The player may surrender any first two cards.
- Split aces receive only one card.
- No re-splitting of aces.
- A split ace and a ten-value card is not a Blackjack.
- A player wins when they hold a score of 21 or less but greater than the dealer's final total or they achieve a score of 21 or less when the dealer's final score exceeds 21.
- Card suits are irrelevant.
- Cards 2 to 10 have face value.
- Jacks, queens and kings are worth 10.
- Aces have a value of 1 or 11.
- Click on a chip to place a bet.
- Additional clicks on the chip interface will add to the wager.
- To remove a bet from play, click on the chip in the betting circle.
- Minimum amount to bet is $1 while the maximum is $500.
- An ace and any ten-value card together on the initial deal is called a Blackjack. Blackjack pays 3 to 2, providing that the dealer does not also have Blackjack.
- A player and dealer Blackjack on the same hand results in a tie, known as a push.
- Any other winning hand is paid 1 to 1.
- Insurance pays 2 to 1.
- Any winning score of 21 after a split is paid 1 to 1.
- Bust - When either the dealer's or the player's cards equal more than 21.
- Bust Card - The individual card that brings a hand’s total to over 21.
- Hole Card - The dealer card that remains face-down until the player’s hands have been resolved.
- Paint - Any face card, such as a king or queen.
- Push - When the total of both hands are the same and fall between 17 and 21, neither hand wins.
- Soft Hand - Any hand in which an ace is counted as an 11.
- Stand - Choosing to receive no more cards from the dealer
- Stiff - A hard hand total between 12 and 16.