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date:2023-07-03 browse:621

BLACKJACK BASICS, SUBTLETIES AND ETIQUETTE ♠️ THE RULES OF BLACKJACK EXPLAINED

The rules to blackjack are not as simple as some assume, due to many variants and interpretations. Also, there are house rules which can vary greatly. Yes, the most important blackjack rule is still to beat the dealer’s hand without going over 21. However, what about splitting Pairs, Doubling Down & Surrender. Also, there is blackjack insurance to consider. Read on as we will take on a journey through blackjack basics, subtleties and etiquette explaining the rules of blackjack on the way.

THE OBJECT

OF THE GAME

The primary objective in blackjack is to beat the dealer. For this to be realized, you should not go over 21.

Once players bet, the dealer will get 2 cards and each player will also receive 2 cards. One of the dealer’s cards’ which is called the “hole card” will be dealt face up.

If the dealer’s hand has an ace, he will place a side bet called “insurance.” For a 10 point hole card, side wagers pay 2 to 1. The insurance wagers, which are optional, may be lower than half the original wager.


If the hole card is an ace or a 10-point card (this is after the insurance is on the table), the dealer will peek at his card which is facing down, to see if a blackjack is present. If he has it, then he will immediately turn it over.


All wagers will fail, except the insurance, if the blackjack is on the dealer’s hand. But if the player also has a blackjack, they will be in a push. This is the point when the dealer will resolve the insurance to resolve the wagers.