How to Play Blackjack

Blackjack is one of the easiest games to play at a casino or online. It is much less intimidating online, and more comfortable, that is why so many gamers prefer it. Although it is drastically different because you don’t have a human dealer giving you dealer “tells”. But that’s a completely different blog post!

Everyone knows the main objective of Blackjack is to get your cards up to 21 points.  Whoever gets closest without going over wins, either the player or the dealer. The way points work is the number on the card is how many points it is, and all face cards are 10, while Aces are either eleven points or one point. You are always just playing against the dealer, no matter how many people are sitting at the table. But, always pay attention to the cards that are being played on the table.

Say for example your first two cards are a 7 and a 9, all you need is a 5 to win. You have to be careful not to go over 21. You see a bunch of 10s on the table, and the dealer has a 10, always assume that the dealer has another 10, that he could potentially flip over and have 20 points.

Now you want to achieve at least 20, it is better to bust than let the dealer win by default, because you have less than him, because the dealer always has to go to 17 points. They cannot stop at 14, 15, or 16. This gives you an edge on the house. The trick is how to learn to read when the dealer has a 10 in the hole, and then you can start to read their hand. This is the very basics on how to play Blackjack. There are so many other tips and tricks to learn! Check back often, and go play blackjack!