Black Jack ABC’s – Part 1


Posted by Keshawn | Posted in Blackjack | Posted on 06-03-2010

The main premise of the card game is to be given cards totaling up to twenty one. Each gambler is dealt 2 cards. When a gambler is given a nine or lower value card and an Ace they’ve been dealt a soft hand. When the gambler receives no Ace it is referred to as a hard hand. As soon as the cards have been given to all players at the table, including the dealer, every gambler is provided the chance to make one of 6 actions:

Taking another card (Hit): When a player announces hit me the dealer will give them another card, if the adding of that card causes the total greater than twenty-one the blackjack player will have busted and that’s the end of the game, if the card pushes the total to twenty-one the gambler wins and if the value of the hand hasn’t yet achieved 21 they are still in the game.

Keeping the hand you have been given: If a player is happy with the hand they will stand. Once this has happened the croupier will disclose his or her hand and the gambler who has accumulated twenty-one or the closet to 21 will acquire a win.

Doubling Down: A black jack player might ask to double down which increases the bet by one hundred percent they have made. Once you have taken this action you can only be given one more card. The details of doubling down are usually out lined by the blackjack table or betting house rules so before betting be sure you are familiar with the casino established rules. If you’re gambling at a web-based betting house this is usually quite easy.

Stay tuned for part 2.

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