Blackjack is a relatively simple game. Keep reading this article to find out how player may win money by playing blackjack. Every person at the table is given 2 cards face up or down (depending on the casino’s rules). The dealer will give herself two cards, one face up and one face down. The dealer’s card that is up in addition to the players two cards is what will determine the players next move. The object of the game is to get as close to a total of 21 points without going over and while still having a higher total than the dealer. Being dealt an ace and a face as your first two cards is a blackjack and you automatically win!
Blackjack strategy is easy to follow and follow you must if you wish to get the best odds at winning money. Always assume the dealer has a face card as their down card. If the dealer’s up card is a six or lower, then the rules state that at a dealer 16 they must take a third card. So the player ought not risk busting their hand, even if they have a measly 12. The player can hit if they have an eleven or lower. In fact it may be wise to double your bet if the player has an 11. Odds are the dealer will get a hand totaling over 21 and everyone will win as the dealer busts. If the dealer shows a 7 or higher, still assume the down card is a ten. Then play your two cards in a way to beat the dealers hypothetical hand. Take a card or two but never hit a hand that is 17 or higher (unless soft which means they contain an ace).
If the dealer shows a face card, they will check using a special mirror on the table if their second card is an ace. If it is, that means the dealer has a blackjack and the game is over. If the dealer shows an ace, they will ask if the table wants insurance. It doesn’t matter what insurance offers you or what your cards are at this point. Insurance is what is known as a sucker’s bet. Don’t buy it. The dealer will now check her down card, if it is a face card, she has blackjack and everyone looses. If not, play continues. Play your hand as if the dealer had a face card up. Each casino has their own house rules and some have different side bets players can take a chance on. These are gambles and don’t have odds in favor of the player. However its possible to get lucky so some people will choose to take this gamble. It’s important to note that the least amount of decks a card plays with is best for its players. So sit down at a one or two deck game as opposed to a 6 or 7 deck game.