Black Jack ABC’s – Part One

March 9th, 2010 by Felix Leave a reply »

The basic premise of the game is to be dealt cards totaling up to twenty-one. Each gambler is assigned 2 cards. When a player is given a 9 or lower value card and an Ace they have been handed a soft hand. When the blackjack player is dealt no Ace it is called as a hard hand. As soon as the cards have been handed to all players at the table, which includes the dealer, every player is provided the opportunity to make one of 6 choices:

Taking another card (Hit): When a gambler says "hit" the dealer will deal him another card, if the addition of that card causes the total greater than twenty one the player will have busted and that is the end of the game, if the card pushes the total to twenty one the blackjack player is the winner and if the total has not yet reached 21 they’re still in the game.

Keeping the hand you have been dealt: If a player is satisfied with the hand they will stay. As soon as this has happened the dealer will display their hand and the gambler who has accumulated twenty-one or the nearest to twenty one will win.

Doubling Down: A black jack player may ask to double down which increases the wager by 100% they have made. As soon as you have taken this procedure you can only be given one additional card. The details of doubling down are usually out lined by the blackjack table or betting house game rules so before betting make sure you’re at ease with the casino rules. If you’re betting at an online betting house this is normally very easy.

Watch for part 2.


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