The game of blackjack or 21 is one of the most popular table game offered at online casinos. If you are new to online gambling and dont know how to play this game, CBG is right place for you. Its really easy to learn to play blackjack. First you need to know whats the object of this game. The basic premise of the game is that you want to have a hand value that is closer to 21 than that of the dealer, without going over 21(going over is called bust). The main goal is to beat the dealer. This is the game where you play against house/dealer, so you dont have to worry about other players (if playing multiplayer BJ). You have two ways to win a hand. First is by having better hand than the dealer,second is if dealer goes bust. Third option is to be a draw( same value hands).
An Ace can count as either 1 or 11.
The cards from 2 through 9 are just that.
The 10, Jack, Queen, and King are all valued at 10.
A hand with an Ace is called “soft ” hand.Example: Ace and 6 are called “soft” 17. But that hand can be either 17 or 7 since Ace can count as either 1 or 11.
Another example: Ace, 5 equals 6 or “soft “16.Now you pull another card say 8. The hand is now (Ace, 5, 8) which totals 14. Notice that now the Ace must be counted as only 1 to avoid going over 21.
Ace and 10 or any face card means you hit the blackjack.Its also called natural. Blackjack pays the player odds of 3 to 2. Now if both player and the dealer have BJ the hand is a tie/push. But if player has BJ and dealer just regular 21( 10,8,3), player wins, and vice versa. Note that if you split a pair of Aces for example, and then draw a ten-valued card on one of the Aces, this is not a blackjack, but rather a total of 21.