Rules of playing blackjack


Blackjack is a card game in which a player has to defeat the dealer in order to win the bet. People can play the game in land-based casinos and online blackjack has also become famous which people can play from the comfort of their home. People must be familiar with the rules of the game so that playing and winning is easy. The main aim of the game is to have cards whose sum is equal to or close to 21 and this sum exceeds the sum of the dealer. Let us know about the rules of the game.

Values of cards

The value of cards is same as their face value for example the value of 10 is 10 and the value of 2 is 2. The cards J, Q, and K have the face value of ten and the A has the value of one or eleven. There is no meaning of suits of card in this game. The suits include spades, hearts, diamonds, and clubs. If a player has cars like 2, 8, 9, the value of hand will be 19. Usually the value of ace is considered as eleven but if the sum of the cards in a hand exceeds 21, the value of ace is assumed to be one.


When the sum of the cards in the dealer’s or player hands exceeds 21, it is called busting. It means that if a player has a Q and a 5, its sum is 15, If that player draws a card whose value is 8, then the sum will be 23. It will be said that the player has busted.

Hard and soft hand

A hard hand is a hand, which does not contain ace. If ace is there, its value is assumed as one. If there is any hand in which the value of ace is assumed as 121, then such hand is said to be soft hand. When a player receives his first two cards and one of them is ace, the value of ace is assumed to be eleven. When the player draws more cards and the sum exceeds 21, the value of ace is assumed to be one.

Betting rules in blackjack

A semicircular table is used to play the game and maximum seven players including the dealer play the game. A circular or a square box is placed on the table and this is known as betting spot. Players have to place bets through their chips. A dealer has to deal the cards and if any player loses, he has to collect money from him and if a player wins, the dealer has to give him the payout. Most casinos do not allow cash. People must use chips to play the game.

Wrapping Up

These are some of the rules of blackjack, which people need to know before playing the game. The main aim of the game is to defeat the dealer. The sum of the cards in the hand must be either equal to or close to the number 21.