Blackjack Guide

If you have attentively looked at the structure of our site, you have probably noticed the section Casino Games with the subsections dedicated to the most popular casino games. This article is a summary of all the recommendations we have given to you in the section mentioned above.

Start

Blackjack is an easy game to play. The game starts with the dealer dealing two upcards for you and two cards for himself, the one card of his is dealt face up and the other face down. The objective of the game is to get your hand value close or equal to 21.

Value

The value of the cards is the following: cards from 2 to 10 have their face value (an 8 has eight points). Jack, Queen and the King have 10 points value and an Ace is valued at either 11 or 1 point (depends upon the player).

Object

The objective of the game is to get your hand value higher than the dealer's but not more than 21. The player also wins if the dealer busts (has a hand total of more than 21) while his hand is valid.

Options

After you are dealt the two cards and you see that there is no blackjack (the hand that totals 21), you can choose what to do next. "Hit" means taking one more card and "Stand" means that you stop at the total you have.  By "Split" you are splitting two cards of the same denomination into two separate hands. This means that you will take cards to your first hand until you stand or bust, and then go on with the next hand. If you are sure that you are going to win, you can Double Down your bet, you will be dealt a card that will decide the outcome of the bet. "Insurance" is a bet on whether the dealer has a blackjack or not and "Surrender" is the option that allows you to fold your hand and return half of your bet. The only hands you should ever surrender are hard 15 against a ten, or hard 16 against a ten or Ace.

The Basic Blackjack Strategy

The basic blackjack strategy is the tool with the help of which the gambler can increase his chances to win. The strategy provided at our site has a form of card that tips the gambler when to hit, stand, double or split depending on the cards you have and the face up card of the dealer. This strategy is for multiple deck blackjack.

Basic Blackjack Strategy Chart

Card Counting

A lot of gamblers use card counting systems while playing blackjack. There are balanced and unbalanced card count systems, ace-reckoned and ace-neutral, level systems and side counts. For the beginners we recommend to start with Hi-Lo or KO count. These systems are the easiest to use.

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