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Blackjack is the most common game found in a casino. You can also play blackjack with your friends or family for fun. It is an exciting game that doesn’t require a whole lot of skill. There is some luck involved as well as some skill. There are not that many rules you must know to play the game.

The object of blackjack is the get a total of twenty-one. If all your cards add up to a total of twenty-one you win the game. There are a few ways to get a total of twenty-one. It is possible to get twenty-one with two cards or six cards. It varies in each game. Each card has a different value. All face cards and tens count for a ten-point value. Aces count as either eleven, or one. All other cards count for their face value. Blackjack is when you get an ace and a face card. That is the ultimate hand in the game of blackjack.

To start the game you are dealt 2 cards. One is dealt face down and the other is dealt face up. You look at your two cards and decide to hit or stay. To “hit” means to get another card face up. If you stay you will not get another card for that round. Remember that if you hit and go over a total of twenty-one you automatically lose the game. Usually you are competing against a dealer and are trying to get closer to a total of twenty-one than him.

Betting is unique to each table you play in different casinos. Usually you will start with a minimum bet of 5, 10, 15, or 20 dollars. After you see your cards you can either keep hitting or say you wish to double down. If you double down that means you are getting only one more card, and you have it double your bet. Doubling down is a good idea when you have a total of eleven or maybe ten with your first two cards. If you are dealt two aces it is probably a good idea to “split.” This means you will take your first two dealt cards and split them and play two new hands using those two cards. You will have to place the same bet on one of the new hands. This is a great way to make a little more money with a good “split” hand.

If you do decide to play blackjack in a casino then there are some more rules you must know. The dealer has a few specific rules to play by. He must keep hitting his hand until he has at least seventeen. Once he gets a total of seventeen or more he must stop hitting. You as a player do not know what the dealer has because one of his cards is face down. That is the main dealer rule when you play in a casino.

Although blackjack is a fun game do not be deceived on how easy it really is. When you play in a casino it is really easy to lose track of how much money you are losing. I suggest you practice with your friends before you actually play with the “big boys.”