Some Basic Rules of Blackjack
Blackjack rules. Blackjack is a game with 4 or 6 decks of cards, according to the BlackJack rules of the casino where the BlackJack table is located. Most casinos offer the 6 deck version because it is harder for players to count the cards. The goal at BlackJack is to have a better hand than the dealer by either 21 or closer to 21 without exceeding what is called “busting”. All face cards (jack, queen, king) are worth 10 points; the ace is either 1 or 11, and all other cards are each shown (6 spades are 6 points, 9 hearts are 9 points, etc.). To start a game, one or more players must have made a bet at the table. The dealer then collects the bets. He then deals out a card face up to each player and himself. If the dealer has an ace, he will offer players insurance (insurance bet) half the amount already paid. After their decision, the dealer deals another card to the players and themselves.
If a player has blackjack, it means that the first two cards are worth 21. If the dealer has less than 21, the player wins. If the player has BlackJack, the casino pays 3: 2, compared to a win without BlackJack. It is 1: 1. After the dealer has dealt more cards, he points to the boxes and says the amounts of the hands.
If a player receives 2 cards of the same kind (2 jacks, for example), the dealer offers him a “split.” Should the player decide to accept, his hand is divided into 2, the bet is doubled, and the player receives 2 more cards (one for each hand). After that, the game continues as usual, but the player plays with 2 hands (the two splits). In some casinos, the BlackJack rules allow aces to be split, but you cannot get any more cards.
A very important thing for every BlackJack player is to know what the odds are for certain situations and the odds for their outcome. For example, the chance that you will get a BlackJack or hit a 10, etc.
The BlackJack Insurance Bet is an important part of the game, and every player needs to know what it is and how to use it. Many players don’t take advantage of the opportunity, but this is a mistake, once you know what it is and how to use it, you will be able to reduce the casino’s advantage.
BlackJack players place the insurance bet only if the dealer’s up card is an ace. The idea is to ensure your bet if the dealer has a blackjack, only then will you be paid out. In either case, the game continues until either the dealer or the player wins or a tie.
For example, suppose you place a bet of € 10, and the dealer’s card is an ace, then you take the opportunity to place a € 5 BlackJack Insurance Bet. Should you decide to do this, you will have wagered a total of € 15. If the dealer has BlackJack, you get € 15 because you bet € 15, so you stay the same. If you don’t have an Insurance Bet and the dealer has BlackJack, you will lose € 10.
Some players take a look at the cards from all the players at the table, and if there are many 10s, jacks, queens, and kings, they decide against an insurance bet. However, we always recommend placing a BlackJack Insurance bet if the dealer’s up card is an ace.…