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Hi! It’s George again, and this time, I’m here to let you in on the facts about blackjack rules. Blackjack is one of the world’s most popular card games, also known as 21. It’s been around for a long time – long enough for the rules to have been changed many times, and most of those changes were made to boost the casino win. The introduction of shuffling machines is only one example of these changes. The main reason for this was to combat card counting. Back in the days when blackjack rules never prohibited anyone from counting cards to increase their odds, winning at Blackjack was much easier. Today, it is next to impossible to keep up with the speed of the shuffling machine, not to mention all the rest that has been changed to minimize the winning odds.

Now Blackjack rules are actually quite easy to understand and no problem to remember. I know you’ll appreciate the fact that I’ve taken it upon myself to provide a list of the most common blackjack rules for you. Just continue reading, and you’ll soon know almost as much as I do.

  • The objective of Blackjack is to get a higher-scoring hand than the dealer without going over 21. If you go over 21, it’s called a Bust.
  • The number of decks that a particular casino will use varies from one to eight, depending on where you play. Single and double decks are dealt by hand and when more are used, a ‘card shoe’ is used to hold the undealt cards.
  • According to blackjack rules around the world, each of the cards has an assigned value: numbered cards are worth their face value; face cards (Jacks, Queens, and Kings) are worth 10 points; aces are worth either 1 or 11, depending on how you want to use them in a given situation.
  • When the dealer or a player is dealt a combination of an Ace and any card with a value of 10 as the first two cards, it’s called Blackjack. And blackjack rules state that if there isn’t a tie between the player and the dealer, the hand wins 3 to 2.
  • Bets are made before the hand is played and once the cards are on the table,they cannot be taken back. All bets must be within the limits of the minimum and maximum bets, inclusive.
  • You can “double down” (double your bet) any time you want; but you can only take one hit when doing so.
  • One of the least known blackjack rules says that if your original cards are of the same rank (2 kings, 2 fours, etc), then you have the option of “splitting” your hand. This means that you split the two cards into separate hands and bet on each separately.
  • And finally, there is no limit to how many hits you can take. Just remember: once you go over 21 you’re bust. Once you’re satisfied with your hand, just say “Stand” to the dealer, so they know not to deal any more cards to you.

Well, there you have it; my comprehensive list on blackjack rules. I hope it serves you well. I’d suggest that you keep a copy of it in your back pocket the next time you go out to the casinos. Just don’t let any of the other players see you looking at it, because that might tip them off that you’re an easy mark. It would be much better to really study up on my blackjack rules, and make sure to soak up as much info from my site as you can, then hit the tables for some real gambling excitement. If you really feel the need to look at your list, just excuse yourself for a moment to where no one can see you.


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