Blackjack is one of the most popular games in casinos worldwide and is occasionally called as the game of 21.
The goal is to get higher score than the house without going over twenty (21).
If it happens that a player or the dealer exceeds numerically with his letters to twenty-one, automatically loses the game and lose your stake, even if the dealer also has exceeded his hand.
The exact origins of the card game Blackjack is unknown.
Some historians assume that derives from the Italian game “Seven and a Half”, while others argue that the game Blackjack comes from the French of the eighteenth century, such as the “Chemin de Fer” or “French Ferme” and that French casinos was then called “vingt-et-un,” meaning, “twenty”.
Blackjack is a classic casino game named after the combination of Jack (Jack) and the Ace of Spades, that is, black color.
Goal: Get more points than the house without going over twenty (21).
Although determining the value of the score of your hand is crucial, the dealer’s open card is also very important.
To make an informed decision, you should be based on the mathematical relationship between your hand and the dealer’s open card.
Basically, you should always assume the dealer has a ten “hidden”.
Scenario: Ace-2, A-3, As-4 or Ace-5.
Your Play: Ask letter against the numbers 2, 3, 7 through Ace. Doubling against the numbers 4, 5, 6 of the dealer.
Your Play: Ask letter against numbers 7 through Ace. Doubling vs. the dealer’s 3 through 6. Fold or request letter against the dealer’s 2.
Your Play: Request letter vs. the dealer’s 9 or 10. Maintain the position against the numbers 2, 7, 8 or Ace. Doubling vs. the dealer’s 3 through 6.
Scenario: Ace-8 and Ace-9.
Your Play: Stand Your Ground vs. any up card. With Ace-8, you can double down against dealer’s 6 if you’re feeling good.
When cards total: 4 to 9.
Your Play: Request letter. With 9 you could even double your bet against the dealer’s 5 or 6, it is your decision.
When cards total: 10 or 11.
Your Play: Double the wager until 9 the dealer. With 10, Request letter. With 11, double down and get a letter or double down against Ace.
When cards total: 12 to 16.
Your Play: Stand Your Ground against 2 through 6 of the dealer and request a letter from 7 to Ace.
When cards total: 17 to 20.
Your Play: Stand Your Ground.
Pair of Aces and 8: Always divide these pairs, always.
Par 4, 5 or 10: Never split these pairs, since they are potential winners.
Pair of 2 or 3: Request letter from the 2, 3 or 8 to the Ace.
Pair 6: Request letter from 7 to Ace. Split against 3 through 6 and divide the dealer or request against the dealer’s 2.
Pair of 7: Request letter from 8 to Ace. Split against 2 through 7 of the dealer.