One of the things that characterize this famous game of Blackjack is the skill that is needed to develop it because it has a great variety of rules with which a player must be familiar to achieve success in the game.
Here we will define the Blackjack, it’s objective, how the design of the game table should be, the value of each card and the rules of the game to become a true expert.
What is the objective of Blackjack?
The purpose of the game is that players who are participating obtain a hand that is less than or equal to twenty-one (21) or failing that is greater than the hand of the dealer.
How is the design of the Blackjack game table?
It has a semicircular shape with capacity for seven (7) positions or locations, one for each player and a position for which he deals the cards on the table.
In front of the dealer is a stack of chips and in front of the positions of each of the seven participants must find an area that is where the dealer places the player’s cards.
An important detail is that above the positions of the player should be found a strip with a label called “The insurance pays 2 to 1”, which is where the player insurance bets are placed.
What is the value of the cards?
The game cards have a very interesting value, the cards that are worth 2 to 9, have an equivalent score of 2 to 9, respectively, while the cards 10, J, Q, and K have 10 points each.
The aces have a weight of 11 points, except when a hand is greater than or equal to 11, in which case it is equal to 1, this card has the most value of the points and the only one with this particularity.
What are the rules of Blackjack and how is it played?
To start a game of Blackjack each player must make a bet, whether small or large. Once the bet is made, two cards are given to each player by the dealer, while the dealer must have two cards, one face down and one face up.
If a player touches an Ace and a card with a value of 10 points (10, J, Q or K) that player wins 1.5 times his bet, but if the face-up card is an Ace, each player must wait, the dealer checks his other card face down.
When the dealer checks, if his card is worth 10 points, the dealer wins the game, but if the card is not worth 10, the round goes on and the dealer cannot show his card to the players.
As the round continues, players from left to right of the dealer have the ability to hit, stand, fold or split their bets, according to the cards they have and the rules imposed by the house.
It is important to emphasize that, if a player gets to go over twenty-one (21), he automatically loses, as well as his bet, if also passes twenty-one, he loses and the only ones who have the possibility of winning are those who have not passed twenty-one.
In any case, if the dealer does not have a hand greater than twenty-one, any player who has a hand greater than that of the croupier and less than twenty-one wins.
If he (the dealer) manages to have a total hand greater than the player’s, the player loses, but if the hand ties the player’s hand, then he does not lose or win. Finally, the cards are picked up by the distributor and a new round begins.