The Rules of Blackjack – How to Play 21

It consists of getting as close as possible to the score 21, but at the same time surpassing the dealer’s score and never going beyond 21 (in which case you go bust and lose). The other players, next to us, at the game table, are irrelevant, what matters is only the score between us and the dealer.

The rules of the game for the dealer are already decided a priori and leave no decision-making possibility for the dealer, if not to follow them meticulously. So, if you are a beginner and are learning to play, you can show your cards both to the other players, to ask for advice, and to the same dealer.

The cards have the following values:

  • an ace can be worth either 1 or 11 of our choice
  • the cards from 2 to 9 have the values ​​as indicated on the card itself (examples: 3 is worth 3 points, 4 is worth 4 points and so on)
  • the 10, the Jack, the Queen and the King have a value of 10 points

The values ​​of the scores

The ace as mentioned is worth either 1 or 11, but there is no need to specify it, as it is assumed that it has the best value in the hand. The suit of the cards has no meaning. The value of a hand is nothing more than the sum of the points of each card. For example, a hand with 4, 8 and 9 is worth 21. If you have an ace and a 6 then you can consider having 17 (making the ace 11 worth) or having 7 and then throwing another card because you certainly can’t bust. A hand that contains an ace is called “soft” if considering the ace both 1 and 11, then the total does not go beyond 21.

Where do you aim

Each table is made up of a dealer and one to seven players. You will not play against the other players, but against the dealer. To bet, place the chips on the table in the appropriate boxes in the shape of a rectangle or square. Obviously, the bet takes place before receiving the cards.

Minimum and maximum limit

Each table has a minimum and maximum betting limit. These limits are not used to prevent progression betting, as some might think, in fact casinos are well disposed towards players who adopt progressions. The reasons why different limits are assigned to the various tables are that those who bet high do not want to play together with those who bet low, that the tables with the high limits are more closely monitored and that i is always good for the casino to prevent betting. very high that can damage it.…

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