What are Blackjack rules and how to play it?
Any player, before going to the casino, should master at least the basics and general rules of gambling, which are waiting for him there. You can learn all the nuances just before the game, at the moment you sat at the table: in different countries there are certain game subtleties, which very often differ among themselves.
But such popular gambling as blackjack, baccarat, roulette and poker is a well-established classic. Changes in them can be, unequivocally, but it is rather an exception to the rules than common practice.
The main game attributes are a gambling table, a deck of cards and chips. In the vast majority of games, the guest of the house plays against the dealer. But there are some types of poker where players compete for a cash prize between themselves. The main goals pursued by visitors to gambling houses are a desire to experience an adrenaline splash and feel the atmosphere of excitement, fun pastime and … the opportunity to break a big jackpot! If everyone desires the first two moments, then in order to increase their chances for a solid win, it is worthwhile to thoroughly understand the rules of the game. Briefly about the main thing – read further in the material …
Without a doubt, blackjack is the most popular casino card game. One of the main factors that attracts thousands of visitors to the tables on blackjack is the relative simplicity of the game. The rules are extremely simple: collect 21 points and you are the winner! Any ace is 11 or 1 point (depending on the situation), cards with other pictures and scores are estimated at 10 points, the card’s value with the number is equal to the number of points that the player will receive for this card. If to you the dealer has initially distributed an ace and cards with ten on points — we congratulate, you have collected blackjack! Usually, in this scenario, you will be paid 3 to 2.
If you immediately turned out to be less than 21, you can pick up cards. At search (the sum of your points has exceeded 21) — you lose. Already invented many variations of this popular card game: switch, blackjack in the open, the Spanish «twenty-one» and some others.
Despite all its original simplicity, blackjack is the game where you can apply some mathematical systems that help to play plus. The most popular of them are «halves» and «plus — minus». But in order to master them, the player must develop their attentiveness and master the tactics of counting cards. Such customers are called «counters» and they are unwanted guests of gambling houses. Most often, after another success, the «counter» will politely be asked to exit and the doors of this casino will be forever closed to him.
A selection of interesting facts about blackjack:
- Blackjack is the most profitable casino game. In it, the advantage of the establishment over the client is only 0.5%.
- One of the first to start counting cards Edward Thorpe. In the sixties, he decided to share his skills by writing the book «Win the Dealer». The owners of gambling houses were not very happy about this news and began to modify the rules of the game, after which the advantage of the institution in front of the player has increased noticeably.
- In the US, research was published, which showed that every third player calls blackjack his favorite game.
- The greatest advantage for counting cards to the player gives place on the third base.