Blackjack is a casino game that involves playing cards. The aim of the game is to have a hand that is closer to 21 than the dealer’s hand, without going over 21.
Blackjack is also known as ’21’.
There are many different ways to play blackjack, but the basic rules are always the same. Players start with two cards, and then they can choose to ‘hit’ and take another card, or ‘stand’ and keep the hand they have.
The dealer will then do the same. If a player goes over 21, they ‘bust’ and lose the hand.
The value of the cards in blackjack is simple: all numbered cards from 2-10 are worth their face value, while the Jack, Queen and King are worth 10 points each. The Ace can be worth either 1 or 11 points, depending on what is best for the player’s hand.
Once all players have either busted or chosen to stand, the dealer will reveal their hand. If they have a hand that is closer to 21 than any of the players’, they win.
If not, all players who haven’t busted win.
Blackjack is a popular game because it is easy to learn and because there is an element of skill involved in making decisions about when to hit and when to stand. It is also a fast-paced game that can provide plenty of excitement.