Whatever name you give it, some say Blackjack and others call it twenty-one…. Blackjack is in the movies in the books in family evenings and especially in casinos a must!
Blackjack is played with a pack of cards (rarely in casinos these days), especially four, six or eight decks of cards. And even others use it continuously as well, which doesn’t change anything for you anyway, because you’re either going to lose or win.
In the majority of casinos, the cards are not in the hands of the croupier and are inserted in card holders (shoe) due to their number of several packs.
The objective of the game is to have a total with the cards dealt which does not exceed 21 and which is also at the same time greater than the total of the dealer’s cards.
In achieving this goal there are several scenarios and possibilities that can arise, such as getting high that is to say exceeding a total of 21, or having cards that allow you to double and split the cards and win in double or also lose double.
The cards have a value equal to their original number… the smaller is 2 and the larger is the ace… and all face cards are equal regardless of suit for a value of (10). The ace is the exception, because it is possible to use it either as a value of 1 or even as a value of 11 which differentiates it from cards with a value of 10 or all figures.
As the ace has two values (1 and 11) we say that your hand will be a soft hand, for example, if you have an ace and a 5 for a total of 16 (11 + 5 = 16) or (1 + 5 = 6 ) comparatively that if you had a face (10) with a 6 for a total of (16) it would be a tough hand … it’s just terminology, but it matters when you play basic strategy because you have to make the right decision… to know how to stop taking cards, take another, split your cards or even double your cards …
… Also if you have seventeen or an ace and a 6 (11 + 6 = 17) you can stop because a 17, we no longer take cards and that if you ask for another card more because the value of the ace maybe 1 or 11 … well if you are given a face, the total does not change you still have 17, (1 + 6 + 10 total 17) because at this moment the ace counts for 1 so 1 + 10 +6 = 17, but if you had a face (10) +6 which is 16 and you take one more card and you get high, because 6 + 10 + 10 = 26 the dealer wins. Either way, it is learned very quickly and even the croupier will be happy to explain it to you.
The position of the players around the table can have a slight impact on the game … for example if you play at the first position to the left of the dealer you have for example less time to decide on your game because you are the first to receive the cards therefore to make your decision to know the choice to take a card or other choices … but otherwise it does not matter … and as I have often seen some players criticize your choices saying that your choice made them lose …
The first step when you get to a table is to change your money into a token and choose a seat, so you can bet and choose a bet that you deposit in the appropriate place and then you will have more to take. or not to take a card