Blackjack ABC’s – Part 1


Posted by Landyn | Posted in Blackjack | Posted on 22-02-2010

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The basic premise of the card game is to be handed cards adding up to 21. Each competitor is dealt 2 cards. When a gambler is given a 9 or less and an Ace they have been given a soft hand. When the player receives no Ace cards it is called as a hard hand. Once the cards have been handed to all players at the blackjack table, which includes the dealer, each black jack player is given the opportunity to make 1 of six choices:

Requesting another card (Hit): When a black jack player announces "hit" the dealer will deal them another card, if the addition of that card makes the total greater than 21 the player will have busted and that’s the end of the game, if the card pushes the total to twenty-one the player is the winner and if the total hasn’t yet achieved twenty one they are still in the game.

Keeping the hand you’ve been dealt: If a blackjack player is happy with the hand they’ll hold. Once this has happened the dealer will show their hand and the blackjack player who has accumulated twenty one or the closet to twenty one will acquire a win.

Doubling Down: A black jack player may ask to double down which increases the wager by 100% they have laid. As soon as you have taken this action you can only receive one additional card. The details of doubling down are usually out lined by the table or casino game rules so prior to gambling be certain you are familiar with the house established rules. If you are playing at an on-line casino this is normally very simple.

Stay tuned for part 2.

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