Extremely popular throughout the world, theBlack Jack is a card game that is appealing in its speed and ease. It is also called “21″, since the aim is to score a maximum score as close as possible to 21 without going over.
Minimum bet: 10 euro.
Number of players seated: 1 to 7.
The aim of the game: The player is the dealer’s opponent, represented by the croupier, and with their cards must be as close as possible to 21 without going over.
Before the game, the croupier shuffles six packs of 52 cards and is cut with a paper cut from one of the players – which in any case should never touch the cards, nor cut nor at any time during the game. Then the dealer places the cards in the shoe and then sets aside the first five cards, or, as it is commonly said, the “burn.”
So the game begins, each player must place a wager exactly in the center of the rectangle in front of him. The dealer deals two cards to each player, and one at the counter.
Before continuing, it is imperative to know the value of the cards: the cards from two to nine are worth their face value, face cards and tens are on 10 points, while the ace is worth, the player’s choice, 1 or 11 points.
After initial deployment, you can ‘feel’ about the game you
already own, or ask for another card to the dealer (announcing “Card”) in an effort to improve your total score. But beware, if aggregated as more than 21 points, you automatically lose! When you announce you no longer want additional cards, the dealer continues to serve the bench until the total is less than or equal to 16, and shuts down if the dealer has 17 or more points.
You win if your total is greater than that of the dealer without going over 21, or if you made black-jack. In the event of a tie between the player and the dealer’s hand is void, and the player recovers his bet.
You have made blackjack if you reach 21 points with the first two dealt cards (ace and figure, or Ace and ten). If the dealer makes blackjack, the hand is nothing, except to any other players who do not have a blackjack, which obviously will lose their bet.
Payment: 3 to 2, except the tie with the dealer (no hands).
Once the game started, you can change your original bet, on the basis of the following variants:
Double-down: If your game sounds interesting (and that is when, for example, the bank has started with 3, 4, 5 or 6, while you’re already there at 10 or 11 …) at the end distribution of the first two cards, you can double your bet, but in this case you will receive only one additional card.
Split: when you receive two cards of equal value, you can separate them to lead the game with two separate hands, and then increase your bet. If you get a third card of identical value, you can create a third hand, always making a new bet equal to the initial one for each new hand. In the case of the axes, the rule varies, since for each hand is possible to have only one additional card, without the possibility of further division. In this case, if you are served a 10, the total value of the two cards will still be 21, but will not be considered as a black-jack.
Insurance: When the dealer’s first card is an Ace, you can take out insurance, consisting of a bet equal to half of the former. You win the insurance bet if the dealer gets blackjack, you lose it, but in every other circumstance. The initial bet following the normal rules of the game. Payment: 2 to 1.