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The game of blackjack offers a game that is based on combining gaming skill with luck. Considering it is one of the most popular table games around the world, blackjack (also known as vingt-et-un or 21) is offered by this legendary online casino in a number of formats, including live tourneys.
The primary objective is to reach a card value of 21, or the closest total, without busting out. In this game you get to take on the dealer (or the house). The only joker left at the end will be the loser, as the game is played with a stock-standard deck of cards from which all the jokers have been removed.
History of Blackjack
The origins of this fortuitous game are unknown, but medieval French and Spanish influences are apparent. That is not really important in the grander scheme of winning though. What is worth knowing, is that this game has not always been so popular. Originally met with a lack of enthusiasm, lucrative and life-changing bonuses were offered to encourage potential players to give it a go.
However, these bonuses could only be won if a card combination of an ace and a jack was held. This combination was called a “blackjack”. As they often tend to do, the name stuck and the game of blackjack, as we know it, was born!
The Rules of Blackjack
This amazingly fabulous and entertaining game is one of addition, and each card has a specific value:
- Cards 2 to 10 are equal to their face value
- Jack, queen and king are equal to 10
- The player can decide whether or not an ace is equal to 1 or 10, based purely on what they need
A win is the result of the dealer busting out or the player ending up with a hand that totals nearer to 21 than the dealer’s. It really is that simple.
The player may elect to “stand” (take no additional cards from the dealer), or “hit” (request an additional card) after the initial two cards are dealt. That’s where the skill comes into it – making the potentially life-changing decision!
More decisions need to be made if each of the initial pair of cards dealt to the player have the same value. The player must decide if it would be more worthwhile to split the hand and play two simultaneously, which could potentially result in doubling the bet.
The original bet will be “pushed” (returned to the player), if both the dealer and the player have the exact same total, or tie. If a player has reached the unfortunate decision that the chances of winning with a particular hand are mighty slim, the can “surrender”.
The best possible way of learning any casino game and mastering your winning strategies is to practice and play. Before registering a Real Money Account with Royal Vegas Online Casino, practice your blackjack tactics until your heart’s content, with a Practice Play Account. As soon as your practice has made perfect, play for real and stand a chance to potentially win big. Very big.