How to Play

Learning how to play Blackjack online

Blackjack is also referred to as 21. The aim in this game is to beat the dealer! Traditionally, Blackjack can be played with 1, 2, 4, 6, or 8 decks of cards. Casinos also use a shuffling machine which continuously shuffles the cards for fair game play. When Blackjack is being played with smaller decks the dealer will deal them manually when using multiple decks the dealer will use what is called a shoe, which is a small box with a slit in it for the cards to be easily dispensed out of. Blackjack is played on a table made as a half-circle each player has a circle or square that marks their seat at the table. The first step to playing Blackjack is bringing chips to the table or buying them when you sit down. Then place your bet by putting the chips you would like to play in front of you.

Here on this page we will teach you how to play the standard version of Blackjack, however there are many different variations of the game. Here are pages to some of the most common variations of Blackjack.

Learning how to play Blackjack online is very simple but I figure I’ll teach you how to play in person because once you try it online you’ll want to sit down next time you pass a Blackjack table.During hand dealt Blackjack, cards are dealt face down where the player is allowed to pick up his cards. With shoe games, the player’s cards are dealt face up and are not allowed to be touched in both games the object is still the same. Your main goal with Blackjack is to beat the dealer. You will want your cards combined to equal a higher amount than the dealer’s without total ling over 21 & you win! Now, if either you or the dealer goes over 21, that is called a “bust” those who bust, lose.

In this game the suits on the cards have nothing to do with the game. Numbered cards 2 through 10 are played as regular numbers 2 through 10. All face cards equal to a 10. Aces can count as a one or an eleven. Hands not containing an Ace are considered Hard Hands. Hands that contain an Ace are considered Soft Hands because the value of that hand can change with the values being 1 or 11 for the Ace. If you draw a soft hand and the three cards including an ace totals more than 21 considering that ace to be worth 11 that will automatically become a hard hand.

Getting Blackjack is when you or the dealer gets an Ace card and a Ten value card. Blackjack is the best possible deal you could get! Blackjack is paid 3 to 2 for your bet if the dealer doesn’t get one as well, if this happens this play is called it a push. To “hit” in the game of Blackjack means that you would like to draw another card. Tapping the table in front of you signals to the dealer that you would like to hit. If you are happy with the first two cards you have been dealt or after hitting, waving your hand over the cards will signal the dealer that you would like to stand.

Doubling Down is when you would like to double your bet after you have received your first 2 cards, after doubling you will receive one more card only on your hand. When placing an additional bet next to your original bet this will signal to the dealer that you would like to double down. When you are dealt a pair which are two cards of the same rank, you can split these into separate hands with this, you must bet additional moneys equal to your initial bet. Basically if you’re playing Blackjack online there will be buttons for the hand signals listed above & that is basically how you play Blackjack!