The game of blackjack pits all players against the bank. The objective is to approach or mark 21 without passing them. As soon as a player exceeds 21, he is said to “jump” or “die” and lose his initial bet. The value of the cards is as follows:
From 2 to 10 → face value of the card
Each digit → 10 points
Ace → 1 or 11 (your choice)
Blackjack consists of an ace and a “high” (a card that is worth 10, that is, 10, J, Q or K). However, if the player reaches point 21 with 3 or more cards, point 21 is counted and not Blackjack.
At the beginning of the game, the banker deals a face-up card to each player and also draws a face-up card for them. He then draws a second face-up card for everyone and a second face-down card for him in American Blackjack. I
Blackjack card values
– Each card numbered from 2 to 10 has its face value (equal to the number on the card)
– Jacks, queens and kings (numbers) have a value of 10 points
– The Ace is worth 1 point or 11 points, at the player’s choice
After the distribution of the first cards, the player can use other possibilities of the game:
* Insurance. If the banker’s first card is an Ace, the player has the option of insuring against his Blackjack. In fact, the player must pay half of his initial bet. If the dealer plays Blackjack, the player loses his bet but receives insurance (0 wins, 0 loses). If the banker is not playing Blackjack, two situations are possible: First, the player wins. You lose your insurance, but the equivalent of your initial bet is pocketed (net profit: 1/2 of the initial bet). Second, the player loses. Then you lose the insurance and your bet (loss: 1.5 times the initial bet).
* Neckline. When a player gets two cards of the same rank, it is possible to separate these two cards to play with two decks. To do this, you must add the same bet that you originally played. Once the games are separated, the player plays each hand in the same way as a single hand. If you win both games, you will have killed two birds with one stone (two wins in one hit). If the player loses in a game, he does not win but loses nothing.
Finally, if you lose in both games, you lose twice at the same time. Note that if after a division, the player gets a third card of the same value (on the first or second board), he can separate them again and thus play on 3 boards. In French casinos, it is not possible to play more than three tables.
A special rule refers to the division of two aces: when dividing two aces, the player can only receive one card for each table.