One of the essential games in any casino, physical or online, is blackjack . The absence of this card game in any gaming room would be, to say the least, striking and it has a legion of loyal players. In addition, blackjack has a certain mystique that makes it a very attractive game, with quite simple a prior rules the objective is to add 21 points with the cards we have and beat the bank , but without going over 21. If we beat them we have lost. For this, between 4 and 8 decks of the French deck are used depending on the version of the game. In all cases, the cards have the same value from 2 to 10 they retain their numerical value, the figures are worth 10 points and the Ace is worth 1 or 11 points depending on the most beneficial combination for the player in every moment.
Unlike what happens in other games like poker, the suit of the cards does not matter, and our only rival is the bank , not another player, even if you share a table with other players. The dynamics of the game is very simple. The dealer deals two cards to all players in a clockwise direction. Depending on the version of the game, the bank will receive one or two cards, but only one card will remain visible . The players will complete their play one by one in the same order that the cards were dealt, being able to request a card or stand and when the last player has finished his turn, the bank will reveal his hidden card or receive the second and complete his turn. Player turn There is a possibility that the dealer has exit blackjack.
Therefore, if the visible card is an Ace also a 10 in American blackjack insurance bets are available , which are made in the same order of distribution before the first player starts his turn. If you play blackjack, surrender is the only time you can fold and get half the bet back. Once these questions are resolved, the player’s turn itself begins. The player can split, double, check or hit . The first two options involve a second bet, since the division available only if we have two matching cards involves playing with two hands. If you split with two aces, you can only hit once. In all other cases, you can ask for as many cards as you want as long as you do not exceed 21, or stand when you consider it appropriate.
If the player exceeds 21 points, he automatically loses his bet even if the bank does too. Banking shift At the end of the player’s turn, the bank’s turn arrives, which will first reveal the hidden card or receive the second card depending on whether we play the American or European version respectively. The bank is obliged to always make the same movements the dealer will ask for a letter if you have 16 points or less and will stand between 17 and 21 , losing if it exceeds that figure. After the turn of the bank the game is over and the bets are paid. Payment of bets To pay the bets, the scores of the players who have not been eliminated are compared with the bank’s score. Blackjack pays 3 to 2 , so we receive 2.5 units for every unit wagered as long as the dealer does not have blackjack as well. If you beat the bank, it pays 1 to 1 while with the tie the bet is recovered also if you and the bank have blackjack. Insurance bets are also paid 1 to 1.