Blackjack is by far the most played casino card game in world. It is a simple game, and a game that can be beaten with the correct strategy. The objective of blackjack is to beat the dealer by obtaining a hand valuing more than the hand of the dealer without exceeding 21. A hand valuing 21 is often called a ‘Blackjack’.
In the game of blackjack all the numbered cards are valued at their face value. Jacks, queens, and kings all value 10, and an ace values either one or eleven, whichever value works best for the player.
On a typical blackjack table, there is one dealer and up to six players. Before the cards are dealt the player must make a wager of any amount up to the table limit. Once all of the players have made a wager the dealer will deal each player two cards face up. The dealer will also deal himself two cards – one face up and the other face down. At this point the player is given a number of different options, which include hitting, standing, doubling, splitting, or buying insurance.
If a player decides to hit this means the player would like to be dealt another card. A player can hit as many times as he or she chooses with...