Gaming 

Rules of Blackjack

Blackjack is a popular card game within the walls of a casino. Number one rule you should always obey even before you step into a casino is, know your limit. The money you are willing to gamble with is money you are willing (and able) to lose. Never go into any gambling establishment with the mind set of raking in the cash. Follow this rule of thumb, “Go into a casino expecting to lose, and if you win, that makes it even better.”

The first thing you want to do after determining the amount of money you are willing to gamble is find a table. There are no two Blackjack tables in a casino. The are differed by minimum/ maximum bet, how many players, mood, and dealer. To find the minimum / and maximum bet look for a sign. All table have a color coded sign that indicates the bets. $5 is a red sign, $25 is a green sign, and $100 is a black sign. Also the table is covered with felt and the minimum / maximum bet is printed on the felt. Second, how many players at each table. If you like being in a crowd, choose the crowded tables. If you are still uncertain about you Blackjack skills and knowledge I would recommend a less crowded table or perhaps one that is just you and the dealer. Those are easier to find late at night or early morning hours. With lesser people at the table you are given a chance to gain experience and to ask the dealer questions without disturbing the game too much. The dealer is there to educated and answer questions, so don’t hesitate to question them if you are unsure. Another characteristics of a table is the mood. The mood can range from serious, sullen, down to business, or wild and excited. A serious table usually has no room for an inexperience player. They want the game to run smoothly with no snags. The sullen table is usually not doing so well and not winning a lot of hands, don’t go there. Down to business means that they are there to win at all cost, also another table that does not encourage newcomers or inexperienced players. The excited table is where all the action is. They make winning that much better and losing not so bad. They are there to have fun, and usually they are in the jovial mood because they are winning the majority of the hands. I recommend them. Last to look at is the dealer. If the dealer seems encouraging, willing to help, and joking with the gamblers, that is a sign of a good table. If they have the look, “When is my next break?”, steer clear of them. They are not really wanting to play the “20 questions game” or help an inexperienced player.

So now you have found your table, you’ve settled yourself in a vacant seat, and now are ready to play. So where is your chips? Here is where you put the Number 1 rule into effect, “Know your limit.” To exchange your money into chips, lay what you are wanting exchanged directly in front of you on the felt. Never hand it directly to the dealer. The dealer will retrieve in the next break of the game (before they deal again). You will not get back any change, so everything laid on the felt will be chips on the return. Once you get your chips study the color codes. $5=red, $25=green, $100=black, $1=white or silver token, and $2.50=shade of pink.

Now it is time to make your first bet. Keep in mind the minimum / maximum bet of the table. You will find in front of you on the felt a circle or a square, place your bet within their boundaries. After the cards have been dealt, you are not allowed to touch your bet. When the hand is over the dealer will move around the table, paying off winning hands and collecting the bets from the losing hands. When they have completed their rounds you can touch your bet.

Playing the Game

The object of the game is to get a value closer to 21 than the dealer without going over. It is a competition strictly between you and the dealer.

The other players have no ruling on your hand. Every player is dealt 2 cards face up. The dealer is dealt one card face up the other face down.

The value of cards 1 – 10 are valued at their face value, Jack-Queen-King are valued at 10, and an Ace holds two value, 1 or 11. Example, an

Ace and a 7 is valued at 18 or 8, whichever one benefits the most in your hand.

After bets are made the dealer will deal the cards. Once cards are dealt you can not place a bet. If you forgot to place a bet before the deal then you must wait out this round and bet on the next. The cards can only be touched with one hand and they must remain on the table. Once you are dealt you cards decide how you want to play them. You can tell the dealer to “Hit” or “Stand”. To motion “Hit” simple tap two fingers on the felt. The dealer will issue you another card. If you want to “Stand” make a short sweeping motion with your hand with palm down. That tells the dealer you don’t want anymore cards and allows them to move on to the next player. A great item to have when trying to decide whether you should “Hit” or “Stand” is a Blackjack Strategy Card. You can find one at

www.galaxine.com/tips_blackjack.htm.

The dealer has no choice on how they want to play. They have to continuously “Hit” for another card until they reach 17 or better, or bust completely.

Doubling Down

Doubling down allows you to double your bet. To show your intentions you place another bet up to the amount of the original bet. You have to do this before any more cards are drawn, while you are in two card hand status. If you double down though you are only allowed one additional card. A good time to double down is if your two card hand equals 11. Example: a 9 and a 2.

Splitting Pairs

You can split your cards when you are dealt a matching pair of cards. A great hand to split would be a matching pair of 8’s. Once your cards are split you play each card as individual hands.

Insurance

Insurance is allowed only when the dealer has a possible Blackjack. After cards are dealt and the dealer is showing an Ace in his hand you will be granted the chance to buy Insurance. An Insurance bet is up to half of your original bet. If they dealer reveals a Blackjack then you win your Insurance bet but lose the hand. If the dealer does not have a Blackjack then you lose the Insurance bet. Example: The dealer has an Ace showing. You have an original bet of $5, so you buy Insurance for $2.50. The dealer reveals a Blackjack so you lose the $5 bet but when the Insurance bet. If a Blackjack is not revealed then you lose the $2.50 but still get to play out your hand.

There you have it. Blackjack is a game of luck with a small amount of strategy. The luck of the draw can be in your favor if you know how to use it intelligently. Just randomly throwing money on the table is a sure way of losing it. Although a win is not certain, using proper techniques puts the luck more on your side. Once again, gamble responsibly and seek help if a gambling problem arises.

Well if you want a nice game of Blackjack then be assured that there is no better place than Las Vegas to try out your skills and it is not so simple as poker online terpercaya, where you don’t go beyond a few cards but much more complicated which is why people have to be sure what they have bargained for.

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