Blackjack has been a player favorite for decades. In contrast to many other online casino games, both luck and strategy are important here.

There are many reasons why blackjack is one of the most popular table games in the world, whether it’s at a land-based casino or an online casino. Today we’ll tell you everything you need to know about this game.

Blackjack was first officially mentioned in the 16th century. The game’s storyline also includes some twists, such as removing all 8, 9, and 10 cards.

Today the game is played with a classic 52-card deck. If you want to play it in the casino or with friends, you usually need 6 decks, i.e., 312 cards in total.

Things You Need to Know About Blackjack

The blackjack hands gave the game its name, although it is also known by other names such as “21” and the like.

These hands are in play when the first two cards dealt to either a player or the dealer are an ace and a face card, equaling a total of 21.

Then there is the payout, which is not the usual 1:1, but 3:2 on that particular hand, unless – and this is the only exception – the dealer was dealt the exact same hand. If this is the case, all player’s chips remain in play and the hand is ‘pushed’.

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In addition to the dealer, who is one of the integral parts of blackjack alongside the playing cards, 1-7 players can sit at a table.

Each player plays against the dealer, not against each other, no matter how many players are at the table.

In order to win, the value of your cards must be as close as possible to 21 or equal to 21. Should the sum of cards exceed 21, you will automatically lose your bet and the game is over.

Blackjack Card Values

The individual player’s cards as well as the dealer’s cards are the sum of the face cards. All face cards, which include King, Queen, and Jack, are given a numerical value of 10.

Cards from 2 to 10 consist of the value found on them. An ace can be valued at either 1 or 11, depending on the remaining value of the cards – whichever is better defines the value of the ace in the hand being played.

If the ace is played with a value of 11, it is called ‘soft’, if the ace is played with a value of 1, it is called ‘hard’. The difference is that a ‘soft’ hand cannot result in a bust, while a ‘hard’ hand can.

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How to Start Playing Blackjack

To start the online casino game, each player must place a bet. Both the player and the dealer receive two cards, either face up or face down.

After that, the player has the opportunity to receive another card, also called ‘hit’, to improve their own hand.

‘Stay’ is also an option, which means the player does not want to receive any additional cards.

The dealer can continue to deal cards until he reaches a ‘hard’ hand of 16 and must stop even on a ‘stand pat’ of 17.

Pair Split

There is a chance that the player might be dealt two cards of the same rank in the first round

When this happens, the player has the option to split the cards into two different hands and play them individually.

The second hand must have a second bet and depending on the online casino, the player has the option of splitting the hand up to 3 or 4 times again if more identical hands appear.

The only exception is if there are two aces, because if these are dealt, then only one card instead of two can be used for the next bet.

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Double Down

Doubling Down is a double bet on the first two cards. However, when applying this bet, you have to keep in mind that you can and may only draw one card per bet.

Generally, this bet is useful when you have a hand that cannot be ‘busted’ or the dealer has a hand that is very likely to exceed 21.

Surrender

The term “surrender” in blackjack means that you can fold your hand before drawing another card.

This can come in handy when you don’t have a good hand, but not every online casino allows this move.

Choosing this option means giving up half your bet, which in some cases is still better than losing your entire bet, depending on the hand. #KhabarLive #hydnews

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