Blackjack is one of the most famous casino games, and arguably the most popular card game.
The reason for this is that the result of the game does not depend entirely on luck.
During the game, there are various decisions that need to be made, which keeps the game interesting and engaging.
If you have never played blackjack before and fancy giving it a go, then here you will find the important rules for the classic variant, that will enable you to get playing in no time.
At the table, you will always find a dealer, who plays against up to 7 players.
The aim of the game is to get as close to 21 as possible with your cards, without busting – that is to say, exceeding 21. At the same time, you need to beat the dealer’s hand. It is easy to understand the value of the cards in the game. The value of the Ace is always in favour of the player.
All number cards have the same value, and the face cards, Jack, Queen and King always count as 10. If you win with more points than the dealer, or if the dealer busts, you get a payout of 1:1.
This means that if you bet £10, you get that back, plus a £10 profit, making the total payout £20.
On the other hand, if you finish the game with less points than the dealer, or if you bust, you will lose your bet.
If your first 2 cards equal 21, with an ace, plus a 10, jack, queen or king, then you have “blackjack”.
In this case, you immediately win with a payout of 3:2.
So if you bet £10, you get this back, plus £15 profit, making a total payout of £25.