Blackjack basics

Blackjack is a popular American casino game which is also played in various casinos all over the world. It is also called 21. It is played with a 52-deck card without jokers. Although the number of decks used is different from casino to casino, and the cards are usually kept in a continuous deck which is popularly called a shoe. In a shoe, there can be either 2 to 8 decks of cards.

Blackjack is usually played against the dealer. Bets are placed in a circle or a box depending on the casino. Each player usually places a bet before the commencement of a hand and after that; the game begins. All you need to do before you play is find the right casino, click here for some on advice on how to find one.

Things to Note

  • Before playing in a Blackjack tournament, you should note the following;
  • Study the rules of a tournament before entering. The rules for Blackjack tournaments are usually tailor made for the specific tournament. So you should know the rules before entering.
  • Aside from knowing the rules, know the participants in the tournament. Are they amateurs, professionals, or masters? Knowing who you are competing against will enable you increase your odds of winning and also enable you to stake wisely.
  • Follow your guts: Despite knowing all the rules and all the players involved in a specific tournament, you should always follow your guts or instincts as some people prefer to call it.
  • Practice your strategies: if you fail to plan, then you plan to fail. It’s the same with Blackjack. Practice your strategy several times until it becomes a part of you and also remember to have a backup plan.