Beginner’s Guide to Blackjack
Of all casino games, blackjack gives you the best house edge and it’s one of the easiest to learn. We will offer you simple guidance as to how to play the game, after which you will be able to learn blackjack in just a few rounds.
As a game of skill blackjack is best learned through direct experience. However, without luck, your skill is no good. Playing blackjack is very straightforward, and appropriate playing will help you to understand the game easier.
Understanding the Object of the Game
The aim is to get a hand worth not more than 21 points. The hand value closest to 21 wins, but if it surpasses 21, it’s lost. Hitting 21 is called Blackjack. Initially each player gets 2 cards, and based on them the player must decide what to do. Hit is for getting one more card, and stand means that you’ve had enough. All cards have their values (2-9 have their face value, while tens, jacks, queens and kings are worth 10 points). Aces can have a value of 10 or 1 depending on what suits best for the given hand.
The interface of the blackjack game is consisted of several buttons that are used for playing. By pressing “hit” you receive a card, while pressing “stand” you are satisfied with your hand and your turn is over. If you want to split your hand you can press “split”. Split cards that have same face value, for example, if you receive two 8s, you can split them into two separate hands and for a double attack on the dealer’s hand. With the “double” button you can double your bet and go for a bigger win.
The game begins by placing a bet on the green table by clicking on the chips on your screen. Start by placing a low bet first. Since blackjack is mostly game of skill, you will need to know how to react when presented a certain hand value. Here is a simple strategy. Basic advice is to stand on 17 or more. If you have a hand between 13 and 16, while the dealer’s up card is 6 or more, then hit. When the dealer’s up card is worth less than 6 in the same situation then press stand. If you have 12 and the dealer’s up card is 2, 3, 7 or more then press hit, but stand if the dealer’s up card is worth 4, 5 or 6 in the same situation. And finally, each time your hand is less than 12 you should always hit.
Preview the software before actually playing, which means you will have to try it for free first. The element of skill is always a big factor in blackjack, but without luck the outcome of your gaming decisions can be quite different than expected. All beginners should start with small wagers, and progress towards bigger sums as they get the hang of the game.
There are plenty of blackjack strategies available online that can boost your game and your bankroll if they are properly understood and used. You will have to memorize a basic strategy in order to use the more complex ones, so practice a lot if you want to excel in blackjack, because practice makes it perfect.