Twenty-One Basics – Part 1

by Nina on Mar.21, 2010, under Blackjack

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The basic premise of the card game is to be dealt cards totaling up to twenty-one. Each twenty-one player is handed 2 cards. When a gambler is handed a nine or less and an Ace they’ve been given a soft hand. When the player receives 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, each blackjack player is provided the opportunity to make one of 6 actions:

Requesting another card (Hit): When a player says hit me the dealer will give them another card, if the adding of that card makes the total greater than twenty-one the black jack player will have lost and that’s the end of the game, if the card pushes the total to 21 the black jack player is the winner and if the value of the hand hasn’t yet achieved twenty one they’re still in the game.

Keeping the hand you have been dealt: If a black jack player is satisfied with the hand they’ll stay. As soon as this has happened the dealer will display their hand and the black jack player who has gotten 21 or the closet to 21 will acquire a win.

Doubling Down: A gambler might request to double down which doubles the bet they have made. Once you have taken this procedure you can only receive 1 additional card. The specifics of doubling down are usually out lined by the table or betting house game rules so prior to betting make certain you’re familiar with the casino game rules. If you’re competing at a web betting house this is usually very simple.

Stay tuned for part two.

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