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Do You Know How to Play Blackjack?

August 5th, 2013 Games

How many times have you visited a casino only to find yourself sitting at a slot machine because you don't know any games? There's never a bad time to learn a game such as blackjack. Not only can you find an opportunity to play at a casino, but you can play it with friends in the comfort of your own home. If you've never played before, there are a couple of ways that you can take up blackjack before your next game night. Here are some key points for getting started.

The objective is to hit 21 The overall goal of blackjack is to reach a total of 21 based on the cards you have in your possession. Each card in the deck has a different value.

Different cards have various values Cards 2 through 10 in a deck are worth their numeric value. Aces can be allotted a value of either 1 or 11, while face cards all have a standard value of 10.

Most blackjack games use six decks, although a standard 52 can be used Casinos often have dealers who use six decks of cards for blackjack, according to Bicycle Cards.

You can cash in when you think you're close enough to 21 If you think you have enough cards to get close to a total of 21 without going over, you can stop receiving them from the dealer and place your bet. You'll lose the game if the dealer gets closer to 21 without surpassing this number with the cards he's or she's given to himself.

While blackjack is a game that virtually anyone can play, it requires a bit of logic and math to truly become skilled. Just relax, have fun and be ready to spend money if you're playing at a casino!