BlackJackis played with 4 or 6 decks of cards. The object of the game is to defeat the dealer's eventual hand, with the player trying to get the new hand as close as possible to 21 without exceeding it.
The ace counts for 1 or 11. All "pictures" (jack, queen, pop) are 10 points, and the other cards carry as many points as written on them.
To start the game, there must be at least two occupied boxes on the table. Each of the bets must be placed in the outline of the box. Before the cards are dealt, the dealer runs his hand under the boxes to "register" the bets. The dealer deals one card to each of the boxes and then gives one to himself. If his card is an ace, he offers insurance to the players. Insurance is half of all a player's bets, which means that if a player plays in several boxes, his bets are added up and divided by 2. Once those who want to insure against the dealer having blackjack, another card is dealt.
The "processing" of the boxes follows.
- If one of the players has blackjack and the dealer does not have a first ace card, 10 or a picture, the bet is paid.
- When one of the players has 2 identical cards, a split is offered. It is pronounced "split, card". If he asks for a split, the cards are split and the bet is doubled. Then one card is dealt in both places.
- If a player's sum is 9, 10 or 11, the dealer must offer a double. Only 1 more card is dealt (3 in total). The bet is doubled as it is considered that the probability of having a third ace card, 10 or a picture is high. It should be noted that in a split, you can also do a double. Double, of course, can be done for any other amount.
Insurance is one of the least understood of all the common rules in Blackjack. This is not necessarily a bad bet, although it usually has a small chance for the player and a big advantage for the dealer. This is not always the case. If the dealer's face card turns out to be an Ace, he will offer "insurance" to the players.
Insurance bets are equal to half of the original bet. The dealer will check if there is a card with a value of 10 below his Ace. If not, your "insurance" bet will be paid out 2 to 1. For this reason, this bet is called "insurance" because it protects your original bet in case of dealer blackjack.
Of course, if the dealer does not have blackjack, you lose the "insurance" bet and will continue to play with the original. The easiest strategy is to never take out insurance, even with a 1 to 1 option. However, card-counting players can often spot situations where more than a third of the remaining cards are worth 10 and the bet is winning. The bottom line is that when you're not sure if the bet will be profitable for you, it's best to ignore it.
If after the third card, the amount of a player exceeds 21, he loses, the dealer declares "too many" and collects the cards and the bet. The dealer deals to himself until the amount exceeds 17. If he deals an ace, he decides with the next card whether to count it as 1 or 11.
If his amount exceeds 21, he pays all players.
If the player has an ace and a "picture" or 10, this is blackjack and the bet is paid out in a ratio of 3: 2, unless the dealer also has blackjack. In this case, the bet is considered egalite.
This means that the bet is neither won nor lost and can be changed. If the player fails to make blackjack with the first two cards, he can try to get as close as possible to 21 by asking for more cards.
Declares "card" for an additional card or "no cards" if he does not want to try.
It should be noted that the player loses if the amount of his hand exceeds 21, regardless of whether the dealer's hand also did not exceed this amount. If they have equal points, neither wins.