Blackjack is the largest and most common card game in the casino world. You play against a croupier (the bank) and it is important to get a hand that beats the bank’s hand. If your score is higher than the bank’s, you win double the bet. If you get exactly 21 on your first two cards, you get Blackjack, which gives 2.5 times the money back. If, on the other hand, you take more cards and get over 21, you have lost. In blackjack, you make some choices and that can make it a little more complicated than some other games. At the same time, it is a big part of the charm and excitement of the game. After reading this guide, you should be able to familiarize yourself with the game quickly and without any problems.
If you have two identical cards, such as two eights, you can make a “Split”. Then the cards are dealt in two hands and you get a new card on each hand – so now you play two hands. This can be good to do if the bank shows a bad card and if your hand is not great with just the two cards, but maybe could be better if you split, for example if you have two eights. Each hand is then played separately. So you can take cards or stay. However, you can not make another “split” on such a hand
When you make your first choice in the hand, you can also – in addition to stopping or taking cards – also make a “Doubling”. You then have to double your bet and get exactly one more card – no more – but if you win the hand now, you also get a double win! Doubles are made when you have a good starting hand at the same time as the bank is bad. Unlike the players, the bank must follow given rules for when it takes cards and when it stops. As long as the bank’s score is 16 or lower, it must take cards and as soon as it reaches 17 or higher, it must stop.