Hit or Stand

Hit or Stand

The goal in blackjack is to have a hand with a higher score than the dealer as long as the score is 21 or under. You don't compete against other players in blackjack, only the dealer.

An Ace counts as either one or eleven, depending on whether it would cause the hand to exceed 21 (“bust”). The game is normally played with four or six decks of cards, unless otherwise specified in the club.

Bingo and card games are the most popular activities played here. Frequently arguments happen over the rules of card games.

If both the player and the dealer have a tie—including with a blackjack—the bet is a tie or “push” and money is neither lost, nor paid. Like many of our favorite casino games, the exact origins of blackjack are forever lost to history.

Comprehensive, clear, easy to read and understand and thorough. Thus, one key advantage to the dealer is that the player goes first.

Those blackjack rules are designed to protect the house advantage over the long term by ensuring the dealer plays a simple, mistake-free game every time. Once you have all the cards you need, you “stay” or “stand”; meaning you signal to the dealer that you don’t want any more cards. Each subsequent player then decides whether to hit or stand.

If the player goes bust, they have already lost their wager, even if the dealer goes bust as well.
If the dealer goes over 21, the dealer pays each player who has stood the amount of that player's bet. If the dealer stands at 21 or less, the dealer pays the bet of any player having a higher total (not exceeding 21) and collects the bet of any player having a lower total.

If there is a stand-off (a player having the same total as the dealer), no chips are paid out or collected. The act of surrendering in blackjack means that you you receive half of your bet back and give up the current hand.

Cards from 2 to 10 are scored according to their face value, while jacks, queens and kings are scored as 10 and aces as either 1 or 11 (up to the player).

Hand Signals – The player is responsible for the proper use of hand signals to indicate hit or stand. Here’s a card game where the object is for you to draw cards that total 21 or come closer to 21 than the dealer.

While casinos usually allow you to double with a lower bet than your original bet, you will learn that this is not a good betting strategy. Face cards count as 10 and the ace counts as either 1 or 11, but suits have no meaning in Blackjack.

The sum of a hand is the sum of the hand’s card values. The ace is always assumed to be 11 unless the hand exceeds 21.

All cards count as face value, except for the King, Queen and Jack which count as 10, and the Ace which counts as either 1 or 11, your choice. • Aces are worth either 1 or 11, and whichever value makes a better hand is used. Face cards – the 10, Jack, Queen, and King – are all valued at 10. The cards from 2 through 9 are valued at their face value. Although it sounds powerful, this system is flawed and ineffective, and fails to take into account high-risk bets, a moderately bad run of cards, and table limits.