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How To Play Blackjack

In casino blackjack, the dealer faces one to seven players from behind a kidney-shaped table. Each player plays his hand independently against the dealer.

At a normal blackjack table there is 1 dealer and between 5 and 7 “seats for the players (normally 7 seats). Before any cards are dealt you place a bet in the betting box.

2 cards are dealt to all places seated, face up, and two cards are dealt to the dealers (1 face up, and 1 face down)

The general aim of the game is to beat the dealer by getting closer to 21 than him, without busting. Aces are worth 1 or 11, Kings, Queens, Jacks, and Tens all count as 10, and all the other cards are worth their face value. Therefore if you have a Jack and a Nine, you score 19.

All players at the table choose how to play their cards in turn, starting with the player on the left from the dealers perspective. The main decisions are with to stick, or twist (hit). So say you had a score of 9 total, that would be too low to stick and you would always take a card to try to improve. A player can take as many cards as they wish, but remember if the score goes over 21 then you are out and your bet is lost. The best score is naturally 21 itself with an Ace and a ten value card, being called blackjack and qualifying for a higher payment.

When all players have played their hands, the dealer then turns over his face down card, and then twists (takes cards) to a set of pre-defined rules. totobet hk terbaru has made it convenient for all the gamblers to make easy bets on sports, casino games and what not. Now the players are not required to visit the casinos travelling long distance instead they can sit at their home and have fun by betting. 

If the dealer goes over 21 (ie busts) then all players with surviving hands will get paid. If he doesnt bust then the hands are compared, and if you beat the dealers hand you will be paid. In the case of a draw, nobody wins and the bets are returned to player who didnt bust.

The general rules for how the dealer must take cards is that they must stand (stick) on 17 or over. Therefore at 16 or below, they always have to take a card, and keep taking a card until they reach 17 or more. Some places vary the rules that a dealer must follow slightly, but essentially 17 is the cut-off point at the majority of places. The dealer has no flexibility over how they play the hand, thye must always follow the pre-defined rules of the house/table. There are normally printed very cleared on the table itself, or on the screen itself in the case of online blackjack.

Payouts

Most winning bets in Blackjack get paid 1:1. Eg if you bet $5 you would win $5 plus your bet back (ie a profit of $5). If you get blackjack you will be paid at 3:2, so if you have bet $5 you will be paid $7.50 plus you bet back (ie a profit of $7.50 for the hand)

A lot of online sites will offer Blackjack Accumulators. One is advertised to the right. These normally work by a player paying an additional small nominal fee, and the accumulator being won when a pre-defined set of circumstances are met. For example player having As Js and dealer having Ac Jc. Some progressive blackjack accumulators to run to hundreds of thousands of dollars, so there is certainly a certain appeal about playing them.

More complex Blackjack rules

Dont worry these arent really that complex at all. But they warrant at least seperation from the basic rules of Blackjack.

In a case where the dealers upcard is an Ace, and a player gets dealt blackjack, a player may take insurance. This is basically insurance against the dealers hand also being blackjack. It is optional. If you take it, it will cost you a bet, but if the dealer does have blackjack you will be paid 2 to 1 by virtue of taking the insurance.

A player may choose to double his bet after he has received his cards. He simply bets the same amount again, and then will receive just 1 card more. The must common time you will see this done is when a player has ten or eleven. They will often double on this, with a view to getting a ten as the one permitted hit card, thus making the hand 20 or 21. If this hand then beats the dealer, you will effectively get paid twice.

If a player gets dealt a pair they may choose to split that pair. To do this you must place a second bet equal to the first, and then play the hand as two seperate hands. Certain hands would generally be inappropraite for this, eg a pair of twos, three, fours, or fives. Other hands lend themselves well to splitting, must appropriately a pair of aces.

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