All you need to know about Black Jack
The first written proof of black jack in found in Novelas Ejemplares tales by the famous Spanish Writer Miguel de Cervantes, a keen gambler himself. The action follows a couple of cheaters proficient at a Ventiuno game. The purpose of the game is to reach exactly 21 points with the help of the variable value of the ace (1 or 11 points). Later, the game was introduced to the French court and in the United States. The US gambling houses stimulated players with the ten to one payout if one player held an ace of spades and a black jack (a jack of clubs or of spades). This led to a change in the name of the game from Venti
uno to Blackjack.
How do you play black jack
Black jack is played at a semicircular table with up to seven players at a time. The dealer uses between one and eight 52 cards deck mixed together. Bets are placed at the beginning of the game in specially designated boxes. Each player receives two cards; faces of both cards are either up or down.
These are the moves a player can make in a blackjack game:
- Hit – take a card
- Stand – refuse to take more cards
- Double – take a card and finish, also double the wager
- Split – separate two cards with the same value into two different hands
- Surrender – keep just half of the bet and retire from the game
Rules of black jack
The rules of playing blackjack are subject to different laws or certain casino management regulations. At present, over 100 variations of the game are available to play.
The numerical cards from 2 to 10 are worth their face values, jacks, queens and kings are worth 10 points each and aces can be counted as either 1 or 11 points.
Any blackjack playing table should have a rules sign on it that states the values of the bet, how many splits are allowed and what at the rules for doubling up the original bet.
Play black jack in your mobile
Many online casinos offer a wide variety of black jack games. For the mobile version, you have the opportunity to play directly from the dedicated web browser of your Apple, Android, Windows or Blackberry device. For dedicated app version, you have to visit your mobile or tablet’s app store, download and install the particular app.
Counting the cards is hard to master, but it is the ultimate path to winning big. The more decks are involved in the game, the more chances to hit the blackjack. The main strategy is to keep the ratio of low and high cards. Cards from 2 to 6 have a +1 value, 7 to 9 value 0, and 10 to ace value -1. When the cards are dealt, a player should count every card for the hand at the table to evaluate how the house edge flips into or against his favor.
Other cards games
- Baccarat is a simple game of chance with not so many skills or strategy required on part of the player. There are only two hands in the games, the bank’s and the player’s. Players wager on either the banker or their own hand.
- Poker is a popular game that is known to be played under many variations: Hold’em, Seven card stud, Pai Gow or Razz. It is a hard to master the game due to the high involvement of probability, game theory and psychology.
Live black jack
The modern online casino business offers the chance to bettors worldwide to access live streams of playing rooms from casinos around the world via their web browser or mobile apps. From the comfort of his couch, a player can watch a real dealer spread cards for the game.