In today’s world, it seems that almost any topic is open for debate. While I was gathering facts for this article, I was quite surprised to find some of the issues I thought were settled are actually still being openly discussed.

Once you begin to move beyond basic background information, you begin to realize that there’s more to blackjack than you may have first thought.

The main aim of this popular game is beating the dealer and getting less than 21 points and not more than that. There is a unique style in which the score is calculated, but the pattern of scoring is easy and simple. This rule is common in real life and online casinos.

Scoring rules in Blackjack: 1 or 11 is the value that an Ace can have and it depends a lot on the game situation. Hand with an Ace can be hard as well as soft. In soft hand, the players can safely draw another card and there are no problems of being busted. Every card from 2 to 9 bears a respective face value. 10 is the value of 10 and all court cards; Jack, Queen and King. The rules of online Blackjack are not difficult to understand. Ace is 1 or 11, all court cards are 10 and the rest are their face value. In order to calculate the score, the total of all the cards available in the hands of a player is taken.

Terms of Blackjack: The terminology of Blackjack is special. Hand in Blackjack is just a one player hand. There are multihand and multiplayer variations available as well which means, just like the classic blackjack rules, one player has a group of cards. These variations are played in online casino as well. Bust is a situation under which a card is drawn by a hand and 21 points are received. This can be a losing situation. In Natural hand or Blackjack hand, first two cards of a player score 21 points. This situation can be made possible only with a ten valued and ace card. Blackjack hand or natural hand is the remnant of the original rule of Blackjack. A push or tie is a game resolution where natural hand as well as equal score either win or bust. In case of a tie, the bet is returned to the player.

Play Blackjack online: Two cards are dealt by the dealer to himself and every other hand. The game begins once the dealer has dealt the cards. Every hand makes decisions in turns. A player gets the first turn in classic blackjack.

Winning in Blackjack:

There are no complicated blackjack betting logics and due to this the payoff table is very simple. You will be paid 1 to 1 in case your hand is the winner. In case of insurance being invoked (a situation where your bet is insured and the dealer has natural hand) you will be 2 to 1. When a player has a natural hand he or she will be paid 3 to 1. This does not apply in cases when the dealer has a natural hand too. In such cases it will be a tie and the bet will be returned.

By matthew w faulkner /
born Cuba NY
reside in Port Charlotte FL