The Blackjack is the most popular game in many casinos, but not everyone plays by the same rules. There are two basic types: the Las Vegas or American and European. It is a game of chance called counterpart, because if you win you receive an amount proportional to the stake and the participants play against the establishment. Its origins are unknown, although it is known that derives from the Frenchman, which in turn came from other similar games. The object is to get as close to 21 without going over, so this game is also called twenty-one. It is believed that its current name in English is due to the first game in which player won the Ace of Spades and the Jack of Spades gaining special way.
The sum of the numerical value of the letters received must reach 21 points or as close as possible to that amount, while realizing a higher score than the dealer. If the value of the sum of the cards exceeds 21, the bet is lost. If the player and the dealer have the same value of play is obviously a draw and no one wins the hand.
In this game the ace is worth 1 or 11 points (the player will determine the value of As, depending on the game you have and taking into account the value that suits you). The cards have pictures or faces (J, Q, K) are worth 10 points and the rest of the letters (from 2 to 9) represent the real value, which are printed. The suit of the cards is not important in this game.
The game has provided a table for seven players and a dealer, representing the casino who deals the cards and stand in front of the players. Each player has a box where you put the chips to bet. The amount of players is irrelevant, because each player plays only against the dealer and not against other players.
At the time of betting, players buy cards of different colors and they are stacked in little towers by placing a chip of greater value in the bottom of the tower. Each color corresponds to a different value bet and the values vary from casino to casino. Bets must be provided prior to receiving the letters. The dealer will wait for the player to place your bet to be able to shuffle and deal the cards the player farthest to his left, until each one of them has two cards. Once these have been dealt, it is not possible or removes or changes a bet.
The player will find on each table indicating what the minimum and maximum amount allowed to bet on the table, and find relevant information about the game, for example, if the table is active or not as "surrender." It is worth saying that the gambler should find the table according to their liquidity at the time of play. In addition, you should find out if that table is playing Blackjack in a version of a deck or multiple decks.
A novice players are advised to choose just the tables where they play the version of several decks (6 or 8 decks of cards), as the cards in play are dealt face up so that they all see. In this way, beginners will feel more comfortable with the game and the atmosphere of the casino. Naturally, it is recommended that these participants will also decide on the table with lower bets around the casino, since this is the player who has just begun the game of Blackjack, will not miss much money or faster. Do not forget that the more cards in play, the greater the chance of winning the casino.
In the single deck version of the game, the cards are dealt face down. Each player receives two cards and the dealer gives one card face down and one face up. Plus the values of the cards to determine who is the winner.
A "soft hand" is a hand in which an ace is worth eleven. A "hard hand", by contrast, is a hand where the Ace has the value of a point or a hand with no Ace
once the dealer has dealt the cards, each participant will want to know if the "plant" with the two letters that originally received or if you want to "request letter." You can order as many letters as you wish, but is careful not to exceed 21 points.
When all players have played, it will turn the card face down the dealer. The rule is that if the two letters he received originally totaling less than 17 points, request a new card. In the case where the letters join 17 or more points, the dealer must "stand." If the dealer were to exceed 21 points, "bankruptcy" and the winners will naturally be the players who remained in the game. If the dealer does not becoming insolvent, would win the gamblers who had more points than him. In the case of a tie (push) each participant recovers the amount wagered.
If any player gets a card worth 10 points and an ace, added 21 points, that is, get a "Blackjack" or "Natural" and paid 3-2.
One of the features of the game is that there is a possibility:
- Doubling the bet in the middle of the game: when the first two cards the player receives added nine, 10 or 11, it can double your bet.
- Buy insurance to protect you: if the dealer's card is face-up card is an Ace, players can insure against a possible dealer's Blackjack.
- Split a pair to form a new hand: when you have two cards of equal value can open two different games and independent of each other.