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# Playing blackjack to win book

## Eagle Book Publishing, Company

The first thing you need to do is add up the sum of your own cards. After receiving an initial two cards, the player has up to four standard options: "hit", "stand", "double down", or "split". An Ace combined with a face card will total 21 — also known as a Blackjack. All such techniques are based on the value of the cards to the player and the casino as originally conceived by Edward O. Over variations of blackjack have been documented.

•   The casino is the most common place in which suicides are committed
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## How to play Blackjack (and Win)

I always thought that Blackjack, or 21, was a simple game that I was unlucky at. My basic strategy was to hit, or ask for additional cards, whenever my sum was 16 or less, and to stand on a 17 or above. I never realized that there was so much more to the game or that by memorizing a few simple rules I could increase my odds of winning dramatically. It outlined a few simple rules that when followed, can greatly increase your chances of winning any given Blackjack hand.

During my Vegas vacation I was able to make my money last for hours, and even doubled my money on many occasions. I have included a table in addition to my explanations, which should be memorized. At first glance it might seem like a pain in the ass, but in reality it is actually quite intuitive. A Vegas dealer will deal one card face up to each player, then deal one card face down to herself. Then she will deal one more card face up to each player, and deal a second card face up to herself.

The first thing you need to do is add up the sum of your own cards. Each card from 2 to 9 takes the point value of its number for example a 2 of clubs would be worth 2 points , while 10s, Jacks, Queens, and Kings are called face cards and are worth 10 points each.

Aces can count for either 1 or 11 points. An Ace combined with a face card will total 21 — also known as a Blackjack. If the dealer is showing an Ace they will offer insurance to the players; this means that you can bet half your initial wager that the dealer has a Blackjack. Those casinos that allow you to surrender will give you half your initial wager back. If your hard total is 8 or less you should always hit, as you are in no danger of busting with one more card.

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Blackjack is the American version of a popular global banking game known as Twenty-One , whose relatives include Pontoon and Vingt-et-Un. Players do not compete against each other. It is played with one or more decks of 52 cards, and is the most widely played casino banking game in the world.

Players are each dealt two cards, face up or down depending on the casino and the table. In the U. In most other countries, the dealer only receives one card face up. The value of cards two through ten is their pip value 2 through Face cards Jack, Queen, and King are all worth ten. Aces can be worth one or eleven. A hand's value is the sum of the card values. Players are allowed to draw additional cards to improve their hands. A hand with an ace valued as 11 is called "soft", meaning that the hand will not bust by taking an additional card.

The value of the ace will become one to prevent the hand from exceeding Otherwise, the hand is called "hard". Once all the players have completed their hands, it is the dealer's turn. The dealer hand will not be completed if all players have either busted or received blackjacks. The dealer then reveals the hidden card and must hit until the cards total up to 17 points. At 17 points or higher the dealer must stay.

At most tables the dealer also hits on a "soft" 17, i. You are betting that you have a better hand than the dealer. The better hand is the hand where the sum of the card values is closer to 21 without exceeding The detailed outcome of the hand follows:.

Blackjack has over rule variations. Since the s, blackjack has been a high-profile target of advantage players , particularly card counters , who track the profile of cards that have been dealt and adapt their wagers and playing strategies accordingly. In response, casinos have introduced counter-measures that can increase the difficulty of advantage play. Blackjack has inspired other casino games, including Spanish 21 and pontoon.

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