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Blackjack only - for beginners

The Blackjack card game belongs to the banking type of gambling.

This means that players are not playing against partners, but against the bank (casino), which is represented by the Dealer (otherwise, the dealer). The aim of the game is to collect a combination of two or more cards with a par value as close as possible to 21 points. There are several varieties of this game, as well as several analogs (Point, for example). The game appeared in the middle of the 19th century in France, but became popular only towards the end of the century. At first, American casinos even had to install additional bonuses in order to attract players to it. Now, especially after the emergence of online casinos, in which you can play without leaving your computer - for example, - the blackjack game is very popular all over the world. It is rightfully considered one of the fairest banking games, in which not only chance plays a great role, but also the skills of the player himself. As a rule, each experienced player applies his own special strategy of the game, which gives him the maximum chances of winning. In this game, the suit of the cards does not matter. Only their face value is counted - the ace is counted as 1 or 11 (the player has the right to decide this himself during the game, but only once). All "pictures" - 10 points each, and the rest - according to their numerical value. Free blackjack games for fun.

Playing blackjack usually several decks, two to eight, in each of which at 52 cards. Players in the casino sit at special tables, on the surface of which markings are applied for convenience. The Dealer and from one to six players take part in the game. Each player on the table has his own cells for bets and cards laid out by the dealer. The size of the bet is determined by the casino, it varies at different tables.

After all the players have made their bets, the dealer shuffles all the decks at once and places them in a special device - a shoe, or sabot, from where he then deals cards to each player in turn. The cards are dealt one at a time. The last card goes to the dealer, after which the second card is dealt. The cards are dealt face up, the players are not allowed to touch them, as well as the chips of their bet after the start of the game. If someone immediately has a Blackjack combination (ace 10, or ace picture), he wins and gets a win in the amount of 3: 2. Note - the player must wait until the end of the whole game if the croupier has an ace, 10 or a picture on the first card. If the dealer's first card is an ace, the Blackjack player can either immediately take the win 1: 1 (that is, return his bet), or wait until the end of the game. If the dealer also gets Blackjack, the player gets his bet back,

After the second card is dealt, players who do not have 21 points in their hands can take a chance and take additional cards (one per circle) in order to get as close as possible to the coveted number. The player informs the dealer about his desire to take an additional card by voice or sign, but in no case does he take his cards - these rules were introduced to protect players and casinos from fraud. If the sum of two main cards and additional cards exceeds 21 points, the player loses and loses his bet. This situation is called Bust. In blackjack, there is a rule according to which the dealer is obliged to take cards if he has a total of less than 17 points in his hands. If he has 17 or more, he must stop. his rule does not apply to players, they act at their own peril and risk.

The game continues until someone has 21 points (but even then it is necessary to wait until the surrender circle is completed), or until all players say Enough. Blackjack is called only a combination of 21 points from two cards! The collection of 21 points with more than two cards is not considered as such, and the winnings are paid in the amount of 1: 1, the players with this amount of points simply get their bets back, and those who went over or who missed them lose them in favor of the casino. If no one has 21 points, the winner is the player with the highest total of denominations.

Sometimes Blackjack uses additional rules.

Whether to introduce them or not, the casino decides. Additional include: "Split", "Double", "Triple", "Sarendo" and "Insurance". Also, some casinos allow one person to play for several players at once (usually no more than three).

Split is a situation when the first two cards of a player are of the same rank. In this case, he can split them by placing another bet on the separated cards and continue the game "on two hands". After the split, it is impossible to split again, and even if this player gets blackjack, he gets only 1: 1.

Double is the doubling of the initial bet by the player, after which he is entitled to take only one card. Usually used by a player who is absolutely confident in their victory after this. The casino can supplement the rules of doubling by setting limits on the number of points on hand before doubling, or allowing doubling after a split.

Triple - sometimes a player can again deliver a bet equal to the original one and get another card.

Sarenda - occasionally, in order to attract more players, casino rules allow you to withdraw half of your initial bet after the first two cards are dealt, if the player thinks that his deal is not profitable. Sometimes they allow a sarend against the open ace of the dealer.

Insurance - when the dealer's first card hits an ace, he can offer players insurance against Blackjack from the dealer. At the same time, those who wish to bet half the time, and in the case of Blackjack at the casino, they do not lose anything - the bet goes away, but they are paid 2: 1 insurance. If the dealer does not get Blackjack, the insurance is lost, and the winnings are paid according to the general rules.

The above are the main variations of the game of "21" or "Blackjack". But the gambling house has the right to install its own add-ons. They liven up the game and attract more customers, increasing their chances of winning. Addition rules are negotiated in each specific case, and we will not talk about them here