Blackjack is a wonderful game that is played in casinos all over the world. It is by far the most popular table game, and one of the easiest to play. The game is known by several names including Blackjack, 21, the French vingt et un or the Spanish veinteuna.
Blackjack is played on tables in many places and it is now available to play on-line, which has served to increase its popularity. The great thing about playing on-line is that it is you against the dealer, or in this instance the computer, from the comfort of your favorite armchair. It doesn’t matter where you play, whether it is in a casino in Las Vegas or while you are at home, it is an extremely good feeling to play and enjoy the thrill of Blackjack. The game is associated with some very good movies, including 21, and you can put yourself in the shoes of the actors each time you play. So, whether you play to have fun or you play to try to make a little money remember that you are joining thousands, if not millions, around the world in playing Blackjack.
The game is played quite simply with you trying to get a 21 or blackjack while beating the dealer at the same time. The dealer can play up to seven players at once, but the game is between you and the dealer, not the other players. The game is started with the dealer giving you two cards, face up or face down. The perfect hand for you is an Ace with a 10 value card such as a 10, Jack, Queen or King. The suit is not important in Blackjack. The Ace card has a double value, in that it can be a 11 or a one. The dealer then has to try and get a 21 to tie with you. If you do not have 21 in the first two cards then it is possible to take another card to get as close to 21 as is possible. It is important that you do not go over 21 as you then bust and lose your bet. Should you and the dealer draw or tie on your hands then all bets are returned and it is called a push. You are able to stop at any time if you feel your next card will make you bust.
The rules of the game differ in certain casinos and the player needs to learn these before he plays. Some casinos have the rule that the dealer must hit on a soft 17 while others do not. There are also tables that are marked blackjack pays 3:2 and are the best ones to play. Avoid 6:5 tables.
There is also the question of where to play when on-line and with the marvelous invention that is the internet, it is important that you select the correct casino and one that can be trusted to pay out. The most popular casinos are the most popular for a reason, in that they always pay you.