# How Do You Make Blackjack in Python?

Blackjack is a popular card game that is played in casinos all over the world. The object of the game is to get as close to 21 without going over, and to beat the dealer’s hand.

Python is a popular programming language that is known for its ease of use and readability. It is a great language for creating small scripts or programs.

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In this article, we will show you how to create a basic blackjack game in Python. We will cover the following topics:

Creating a deck of cards
Shuffling the deck
Dealing cards to the player and dealer
Calculating the winner

Creating a Deck of Cards
The first step is to create a deck of cards. We can do this by creating a list of tuples, where each tuple represents a card.

The first element in the tuple will be the rank of the card, and the second element will be the suit.

(‘Ace’, ‘Hearts’), (‘2’, ‘Hearts’), (‘3’, ‘Hearts’), (‘4’, ‘Hearts’), (‘5’, ‘Hearts’), (‘6’, ‘Hearts’), (‘7’, ‘Hearts’), (‘8’, ‘Hearts’), (‘9’, ‘Hearts’), (’10’, ‘Hearts’), (‘Jack’, ‘Hearts’), (‘Queen’, ‘Hearts’), (‘King’,

Hearts),

(‘Ace’, Diamonds), (2, Diamonds), (3, Diamonds), (4, Diamonds), (5, Diamonds), (6, Diamonds), (7, Diamonds), (8, Diamonds), (9, Diamonds), (10, Diamonds), (Jack, Diamonds), (Queen, Diamonds), (King, Diamonds)]

We now have a deck of 52 cards represented as tuples.

PRO TIP:If you are looking to create a game of Blackjack in Python, it is important to have a solid understanding of the basic rules of the game. Once you understand these rules, you can use Python to create a function to simulate the game. This can include generating a deck of cards and dealing out two cards to each player, as well as tracking the players’ hands and deciding when a player has won or lost.

Shuffling the Deck
Next, we need to shuffle our deck of cards. This can be done with the random module.

import random

random.shuffle(deck)

Now our deck is shuffled and we are ready to deal some cards!

Dealing Cards to the Player and Dealer
We will deal two cards to both the player and dealer. These two cards will be dealt face up so that both players can see them.

player_hand = [] dealer_hand = []

player_hand.append(deck.

pop()) # Deal one card to player face up
dealer_hand.append(deck[-1]) # Deal one card to dealer face up # Deal one card to dealer face down.

We use the pop() method to remove a card from our deck and add it to the player’s hand. We also need to remove a card from our deck and add it to the dealer’s hand.

However, we do not want the player to see what card the dealer has so we will use indexing [-1] instead of pop(). This will remove the last card from our deck and add it to the dealers hand without removing it from our list so that we can still shuffle it later. Now that both players have two cards, we can calculate the winner!.

Calculating the Winner
There are many ways to calculate who has won blackjack but we will keep it simple for this example and just compare who has gotten closer to 21 without going over. If both players tie then it is a push or draw and nobody wins or loses money.

player_score = 0 # Keep track of player score.