Blackjack is a card game where the player plays against the bank and the goal is to get 21 or as close as possible. Initially, the game was called Vent or Twenty one, but today it is known as established Blackjack. The name change has its roots in the fact that in the early days of the game you received special bonuses if the player got a pot and a pot extension. The name Blackjack comes from the English name of the potter. These bonuses soon proved unfavorable to the bank and have disappeared over the years, but the name remains.
There are several variations of the game, and each has its own special rules. The basic idea is very simple. Players receive two cards. The value of these cards is added together and the goal is to hit as close as possible to 21. Cards 2 to 10 have the same value as the card. Players are allowed to choose how they continue to play the hand. The player can stay, which means he is happy with his hand and does not want to take any more cards. The player can take one or more cards, an extra card or double the bet. More about the options below.
The dealer, called the house or bank, also gets two cards and bets last. Once the players have received their two cards, the dealer also has two cards. One of the cards is face down, so the player only sees the value of one card. This way, the player does not know the value of the dealer’s card, but is forced to guess, and based on the guess, the best possible choice must be made. Depending on the blackjack version, the dealer works with different rules. The dealer’s action may be limited to a maximum of one extra card, or the dealer must be forced to take an extra card if the value of the hand is less than 16, etc. It is important to know which rules apply to the particular version of Blackjack you are playing.
Blackjack player should get the maximum benefit against the dealer, and there are a few easy ways to achieve this. Blackjack is largely based on math, and with mathematical choice, a player can significantly increase their chances of winning. The player should always find out what to do in any situation. The special tables describe how the player should act against the dealer in all possible starting situations. The player can choose between hit, stand, double, split, insurance and Surrender. Each method is described below.