How to Play BlackjackBlack Jack which is also known as twenty one or pontoon is one of the most widely played casino games. The reason for its success is generally because it is very easy to learn and to play. Players simply have to use a minimum of 2 cards to obtain a score of 21 without going bust, and if they beat the dealer and other players then they win the hand.
The CardsAll the cards have a value according to their picture. The numbered cards from 2-10 have those exact values, for example 2 = 2. All picture cards; Jacks, Queens and Kings have a value of 10. The Ace can have a value of one or eleven, but players with this card in their hand must decide the value of the Ace as soon as it is dealt to them.
The DealThe Dealer deals each player two cards faced down, as well as having two cards himself although one card is faced up and known as the ‘up card’. All players must then count the value of their cards and choose to hit, stick or split.
- Hit – if a player chooses to hit then it means that they have want another card in order to try to achieve 21.
- Stick – this means that the player is happy with the cards that they have.
- Split – many casinos will allow players to split their hand if they have two cards of the same value, for example two Kings. When this is done the dealer separates the cards and the player plays two hands.