Blackjack rules and strategy
Get closer to 21 without getting over, and defeat the dealer, this is rule number 1. Blackjack is one of the easiest, oldest and at the same time most interesting games of the casino. Although it could seem difficult to understand, we at Slotzo can assure you it is not. What you need to know stays all in a few rules and a few strategies.
How to play Blackjack
The first thing you need to know is that there are multiple decks into the same sabot. The number of decks varies depending on the version of the game you want to play. It could be 6, 7 or 8, and considering that a deck has 52 cards in it, the total number of cards can be 312, 364 or 416. In America, the number of decks used can even be 2 or 1, but this isn’t that diffused.
All the figures have a value of 10, the aces have a value of 11 or 1, it depends on the player. The rest of the cards have the value they show. e.g. the number 7 values 7 etc. The goal is to hit the number 21 summing as less card as you can. And it can be obtained summing 2 cards, like a king and an ace, (in this case you hit a blackjack) or a few cards, like 6 plus 5 plus 10.
First thing first, the player has to make a stake before even starting the game. The dealer distributes 2 cards for each player and 2 cards for himself. All the players have both the cards uncovered while the dealer has 1 covered card. Depending on the sum of those two cards the player can decide the next movement. He or she can call for a new card or stay, they can split the cards or can pass the hand without even playing at all.
Most of the times the player calls (hits) for a new card, to gets closer to the number 21. The player can call as many times as he wants, as long as the sum of the values of the cards doesn’t go over 21. Once the player is happy with the “score”, he stays (stand) and stops calling. Then it is the turn of the dealer who turns the covered card and shows his score. If he has a higher score he wins, otherwise, he must call until he exceeds the player or hit a blackjack.
Strategies in blackjack
The strategies basically consist in knowing your rights while playing blackjack. This assertion values for all the games, obviously, but it is even more important when it comes to it. First of all, you must ask for the rules used on the specific table you decided to play with, it could happen that a casino applies hit own rules, then the dealer has to declare if there are any changes compared to the standard rules.
Once you know which rules you are playing with, then it is time to play with discipline, this means you must follow those called the good practices, we suggest you have a look at them. Each player can make his own rules when it comes to call cards or stand, obviously, what matters is that the player should know what he/she can do and what he/she cannot. Like for example splitting the cards or make the insurance. The insurance consists of putting more money on your cards in the case that the dealer has an ace as an uncovered card.
Many other rules are available. Although it seems they are too many, it will take very little for you to remember them all. The more you play Blackjack, the better you will get at it.