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Throughout the years blackjack has been one of the most popular casino games in the world. There is not a casino in the world were one could not find at least one table dedicated to blackjack. If there is blackjack is either illegal or that casino will shut down sooner than later. If you are not sure why the game is so popular than you probably have never sat down in front of a dealer and felt the electricity go through the table. For those who have never played blackjack at a casino or online lets go over the basic of the games to get you started.
The very basics of blackjack is that you are trying to get cards that equal up to the number 21 or as close to 21 as you can without going over. You will not be playing against any other player at the table just the dealer. This is one of the great things about playing blackjack is that everyone at the table can win. This brings out more excitement since you are taking money from house instead of other players. Numbered cards have the same value as the number presented on the card. An ace can either be a 1 or an 11 depending on the best value of the hand will be. Face cards will all be considered to be tens.
At first each player will be dealt two cards. If your first two cards are an Ace and some form of ten you will receive blackjack. This is an automatically winning hand and usually at casinos will have a better payout ratio. If your cards are less than 21 you will have a couple of options for you to pick from. First you will be able to hit to get another card. When you hit you will get another card and if the amount is above 21 you automatically loose. When this happens it is called a bust. Next you can decide to stand. When you stand the dealer will go on to the next player continuing on with the hand. If you receive to cards of the same number you will be able split the hand.
When a player splits the hand you will be required to match the bet you already have laid on the table. Once this is done you will receive a new card from there you can hit or stand. Some casinos will allow you to split again but most will limit the amount to two or three times. After you stand or bust with the first hand you will be able to move on to the next card. After you finish with that card the dealer will move onto the rest of the players at the table and then play their hands.
This is the basics of blackjack. There are many strategies that you can go out to learn to become a better player. Most people enjoy playing blackjack because the odds can become close to even allowing them to win more often.