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European Blackjack – rules

The quite popular blackjack is also known as 21 or vingt-et-un. Up to four players can play. There is at least one player plus the dealer. You have to bet before the cards are dealt. Casinos normally set minimum and maximum bets.
During a game you can double your bet (double down), split the cards or take insurance.

First you get two cards – one face up and one face down. And then it comes to whether your hand is closer to 21 than the croupier’s. The winner is the person whose hand has the higher value. But it cannot exceed 21! Anyone whose hand is greater than 21 automatically loses.

  • Deuces to Tens equals their face value (2 - 10)
  • Jacks, Queens and Kings are worth 10
  • Aces are worth 1 or 11, whichever is in your better interest
  • Blackjack is a ten or picture card together with an ace (either you or the dealer may have one)
  • In the case of a tie, all bets are returned
  • Anyone whose hand exceeds 21 automatically loses

When you get your second card, you can double the bet. But then you don’t get a third card. If you truly want to win in Blackjack, you have to first master the strategy of betting according to a table that is an integral part of the game.