First, let’s start with the basics. Blackjack is a card game where the goal is to get a hand value of 21 or as close to it as possible without going over. The game is usually played with one or more decks of 52 cards.
To start the game, each player is dealt two cards, face up. The dealer also gets two cards, but one of them is face down. The value of the cards is determined by their face value, with face cards (Jack, Queen, King) being worth 10 and Aces being worth 1 or 11, depending on what works best for your hand.
Once you have your cards, you have a few options. You can choose to “hit” and receive another card, “stand” and keep your current hand, “double down” and double your bet while receiving one more card, or “split” if you have two cards of the same value and want to play them as separate hands.
The game continues until all players have either “busted” (gone over 21) or decided to stand. Then, the dealer reveals their face-down card and must hit until they reach a total of 17 or higher. If the dealer busts, all remaining players win. If the dealer does not bust, then the player with the highest hand value without going over 21 wins.
Now that you know the basics of how to play Blackjack, it’s time to try it out for yourself! Remember to always play responsibly and within your means. Good luck!