Playing blackjack is regarded as one of the most popular in a variety of casinos across the world. If you do not know the rules that govern the game, you just have to know some simple aspects so that you can enjoy the game. In this article, you will be introduced to blackjack rules and how the differ from each other.

This document is very beneficial for beginners. If you want concrete answers to your queries, check the index at the left so that you can find the particular solutions.

Non-US visitors: the currency used here and the colors for chips are based on US gambling standards but the rules can be applied to the casinos across the world.

How do you play the game?

The idea here is to have a set of cards those are equal to or closest to the number 21. You need to have a value better than the dealer's. The value should not exceed the staid number. You only have to beat the dealer. That is your main goal. The rules are very precise most especially for the dealer so there is no decision making for the dealer.

That means it is no issue if the dealer or other players see your hand. As in the shoe game, the cards are even dealt with the values up. Do not worry, for a beginner, you just have to ask questions and do not be afraid to show your cards.

Card values

In this particular game, the card values are as follows:

  • Ace= 1 or 11
  • to 9= corresponding values
  • and the face cards = 10

It does not matter what suite they are in. The card values are based on the points of the card per hand. If you have the numbers 9, 7 and 5, then the value is 21. If you have ace, you can choose if it is 1 or 11. It is necessary to make the correct value with the best hand. If you have an ace, you can adjust it to go closer to 21, be exactly 21 or not exceed 21. That is how critical it is to make decisions and know when to stop.

If you have an ace on your hands, it is called soft if you use the ace without exceeding the value of 21. The ace can become hard if the value would exceed 21 so you use 1 as the value of the ace.