Blackjack is the most popular of all Casino games. Dealers are trained to help novice players understand the game. Tables can seat up to 7 players. Chips are included and cards are dealt from a 4-deck shoe. Adjustable height legs allow players to either sit or stand. Chairs are usually provided by Venue or host.
How to Play Blackjack
Players compete independently against the dealer to be closet to 21 without going over. Face cards count 10, aces are 1 or 11, and all other cards (2-10) are counted at face value. After players make their bets each will be dealt two cards. Player’s cards are dealt up and dealer has one card up and one down. If dealer’s up card is an ace, they will offer insurance which is a separate bet a player can make before Dealer looks at their down card. insurance bets wins if the dealer has 21. The bet can be up to half of their original bet and it pays 2 to 1. The dealer would now look at their hole card. If the dealer has 21, players loose original bet and another hand is dealt. If not, any player that has Blackjack ’21’ (an ace and a 10-count card), they are paid double (1.5 at a real casino). Now that all insurance and 21 business is over, we can play the hand.
Beginning with the player to the left of the dealer, each, in turn, will decide their action. They either hit or stand, or make an additional bet to ‘split’ (split an existing pair by making a matching bet thus creating two separate hands to be played) or ‘double down’ (make an additional bet up to the original bet and receive one, and only one, additional card). Most of a player’s action depends on dealer’s up card. For example, if dealer has a 4, 5, or 6 showing, a player can look for opportunities to double down, split, but regardless, not take a card that can bust them, go over 21. Their are basic guidelines to improve chances of winning. Dealer’s up card decides Player’s action. Ask your Dealer for advice.
Once all players have acted on their hands, the dealer reveals their down card. Dealer must stand if the total is 17 or above and ‘hit’ (take a card) if 16 or less. After Dealer makes their hand they will settle each hand starting with the first hand to their right. If a tie, referred to as a Push, neither wins or loses.