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The main objective of playing Blackjack is to gather cards that come closest to 21 without crossing the limit of 21. The face cards are worth ten points and the aces are worth one or eleven, whichever is favorable. The other cards are symbolized by their respective numbers. If there is a tie amid the House and the player, then it is called push and none wins. Ten and Ace on the initial two cards automatically make the player wins at the ratio of 1.5:1.

The way to play blackjack

You will have to defeat the dealer for winning without busting. When the total of your cards exceeds 21 you bust and so you lose. Whosoever gets closest to 21 wins. The table used in Blackjack seats almost six players and either eight or six decks are utilized and are shuffled collectively by a dealer. The cards are then placed in the dispensing box known as 'Shoe'. The players have to place a bet prior to receiving the cards. After this two face-up cards re dealt. One face down and one face up card are received by the dealer.

If you make 21 with the initial two cards, then automatically you win. This is known as 'Blackjack'. When you get blackjack you win 1½ of your bet if not the dealer has blackjack as well. In this situation it is a tie or Push. The players who remain with higher count win a sum equivalent to the bet. Those who have a lower count lose their bet.

Betting options in Blackjack

  • Insurance: This bet is taken when the dealer reveals an Ace. This safeguards half of the initial bet, in case the dealer gets natural blackjack.
  • Surrender: The player give up his hand and lose half of his bet.
  • Early Surrender: This is permitted before the checks for a blackjack.
  • Late Surrender: In this firstly the dealer checks whether he has a blackjack. In case, he has one, then surrender is not allowed.
  • Double Down: Players can double their initial bet, but can hit a single card only. This is considered good if a player is in good position. The rules vary in different casinos.
  • Even Money: In this you can cash the bet instantly at a ratio of 1:1 when a natural blackjack is dealt.
  • Split Hand: The initial two cards can be played separately and it is permitted only when the initial two cards are of equivalent worth.
  • Hard Hand: This is a hand devoid of any Ace or with it but valued at 1.
  • Soft Hand: This comprise of an Ace that is counted as eleven.