What is Blackjack?
Blackjack is a card game based on luck. Over time many variations have appeared and been featured across many casinos. However, in the original, or classic blackjack, players seek to score 21 (perfect score), or less. Scoring above that means that the player lost the game. In every game, each player starts with two cards, and may request additional ones from the dealer so long the score is less than 21. The player or players who get closest to 21 will be the winners. In consequence, the game of blackjack is also known as “twenty one”. Casinos around the world may feature the game using either name. Blackjack is a game available in pretty much every casino, both offline and online. For example, you can play blackjack and other casino games online at Netbet.
Typically, a game of blackjack begins with all players placing their chips or bets. After this, the dealer closes the table to any further bets and starts distributing the cards to all the players, starting with the player most to his left onwards. Once the game starts, cards are worth the number written on them. Color or shape (hearts, diamonds) do not affect the value of the card. Kings, queens, and jokers are worth 10 points. The ace can be worth either 1 point or 10 points.
A table of Blackjack
While blackjack is primarily a game of luck, it is still organized enough that many players actually become skilled at it. Once someone has played blackjack for long enough, they develop some “sixth sense”, that helps them in the game. More and more people are inclined to play casino games online, as highligh in this article from Forbes.
Any way you look at it, Blackjack is a fascinating game. However, if you are new to it, take it slow, bet small as you learn. Good luck!