Basic 21 Rules

The purpose of any blackjack player according to the 21 rules is to come up with a larger hand total than the dealer not exceeding 21. In all the Blackjack game variants, the card values are alike: all the numbered (2-10) cards are valued as indicated, all the picture cards (Jack, Queen, King) are counted of 10 points, and the Ace can have the value as 1 or 11 depending what makes the player/dealer hand stronger. A hand that is higher the total of 21 is called to Bust and loses automatically. In game of Blackjack, the gambler’s hand is only against the dealer’s hand, which means other players’ hands are unnecessary.

The cards are dealt Once all the players have put their wagers, the dealer deals the cards. Every player gets two cards facing up and the croupier places 2 cards first facing up and other facing down. When all the gamblers have received their cards, the croupier proceeds from one gambler to the next so that each gamer can make his choice of the way he or she wants to play the hand.

The basic solutions in 21 rules include such options as to Stand, Split etc.

Surrendering allows the gambler to surrender his hand and receive back half of his primarily wager. Hit is asking for one more card.  Standing option is having no cards.

Doubling Down means doubling a bet and having only a single card.

Splitting is asking for dividing your hand in 2 independent hands and multiplying on 2 the first wager. This solution is allowed only when the original two cards dealt were of one and the same value.

Insuring is a decision possible for the gamblers when the croupier facing up card is an Ace. Insurance bet pays off 2 to 1 and most of the time costs 0.5 of the original bet. In case the dealer has a Blackjack (Natural), the gambler forfeits the initial bet, but is given the insurance wager as well as the pay off back.

After all the gamers have made a solution, the croupier gambles the hand. The dealer uncovers the down card (also called the hole) and decides whether to hit or stand, as all the rest solutions are just for gamblers. The croupier plays only conforming to the casino regulations, rules, it is prohibited that the dealer plays as he wants. All dealers must hit until the count of their hand is 17 or higher. Rarely the 21 rules and regulations may change conforming the hand is soft or hard 17 (has or does not have the Ace), however, the basic 21 rules deal with all 17s.

Basic 21 Rules: Natural, Blackjack

The hand total 21 in the first two cards (a 10-valued card and an Ace) is known as a Blackjack, also a Natural. This hand is the strongest combination and pays off 3-to-2 unless the dealer hand combination is alike a Natural, which means both hands Tie (the bets are returned in the full amount). One more point is that once gambler’s first two cards are a pair of Aces and he opted to split, and 1 of player following cards is a ten-valued one, such hand is not thought as a Blackjack or a Natural, but simply a hand with a hand total value of 21.