Basic Rules of Classic Blackjack
Classic Blackjack is the original blackjack game. You can find this game almost at any online casino and it is very easy to learn and play. It will only take you few minutes to learn the rules.
It is important to know that a classic game of blackjack is played with a single standard deck of cards. This detail is very important since having only one deck will increase your chances to win, putting you almost on even playing field with the casino.
Classic Blackjack Rules:
Main goal is to beat the dealer's hand. Having the total hand value greater than the dealer's but equal or less than 21.
The number of the cards are important. The value of the cards from 2 to 10 have the same face value. Kings, Queens and Jack count as 10. An Ace is either a 1 or an 11.
The dealer receives two cards, as does the player. All player cards are dealt face up, while only a single one of the dealer’s cards is.
A players can hit or stand. Hit you get an extra card, Stand you end your turn.
At Classic Blackjack, the dealer stands on a soft 17.
When do you have a Blackjack?
Blackjack is when your first two dealt cards give you a 21. When you have a 10-value card (Jack, Queen, King or 10), plus an ace. This is the best hand you can get. The payout for this is 3:2 and a natural Blackjack beats any other hand with a value of 21.
If the first two cards you are dealt hold the same face value, you can split them into separate hands. When you split, you bet again the initial amount.
After the first two cards, you have an extra option to double your wager, increasing your total winnings. After doing so, you are dealt one extra card and your turn ends.
If the dealer’s first card is an Ace, a player can buy insurance. This costs half the value of the initial bet and pays 2:1 if the dealer gets a Blackjack. If the dealer does not have Blackjack, you lose the insurance bet.
In blackjack you can be offered the option to surrender. Doing so you will lose only half your bet. This is favourable only if the dealer has a greater chance to have a better hand.