Black Jack Rules

Blackjack is an exciting and fast-paced card game well known around the world, as well as one of the most popular and simple to play games. This is a simple guide to how to play blackjack to ensure you understand all the rules and terms involved and make the most of the cards you are dealt.

Blackjack rules

The objective of blackjack is to have a hand with cards that are higher in value than the table, but without exceeding the total limit of 21, which is known as a bust. You basically bet on your ability to beat the table.

Blackjack card values

Court cards (kings, queens and jacks) are worth 10, cards 2 through 10 are worth their pip value (the value indicated on the card) and aces can be worth either 1 or 11. A hand with an ace card that is worth 11 is called a soft hand, since with it, the player or the table can take another card without running the risk of going bust. For example, if a hand has an ace worth 11 and a 7, initially adding up to 18, and is dealt an 8, the player will not bust with a value of 26. Instead, the ace will become worth 1, giving the hand the new overall sum of 16.
A hand with an ace worth 1, or no ace at all, is called a hard hand. This means that if a player bursts on the next card, he will lose the game.

blackjack gameplay

At the beginning of the round, you will place your bet. The table will deal two face-up cards and turn its own card face up.
Once you've dealt your two cards and his turn begins, you'll have several options. He may stop, which means he is happy with the starting sum of his hand and doesn't want to be dealt any more cards. Alternatively, the table may ask for another card, which means that her hand will be dealt another card.
If your starting or dealer cards are an ace with a face or a card that is worth 10 for a total sum of 21, then he has managed to make a blackjack. This is the strongest possible position for a player, which means the next player's turn automatically ends. At this stage, a player can also double or stand. When you complete your turn, the board will deal you a second card. From then on, the board will need to draw more cards until his hand is worth at least 17 (in general, the board should also draw another card if he has a soft hand worth 17). Once the table has completed its round, the outcome is decided this way:
If you hit blackjack and the table doesn't, you win.
If you have a value greater than the table, without going over 21, you win.
If you are 21 or under and the table busts, you win.
If the table hits blackjack and you don't, the table wins.
If the table is higher than you without going over 21, the table wins.
If you bust, the table wins, even if it busted too.
If you and the table play blackjack or have hands of the same value, this is called a “draw” and no one wins. In this case, the original stake is returned to you.