Black Jack Rule
When it comes to the best in casino games, one of the first games mentioned is black jack. The reason is because it is so much fun to play. There is not as much pressure when you are playing black jack because you are not playing against the other players, you are just playing against the dealer or the 'house'. If you are new to black jack, you will likely need a little bit of help in learning the basic black jack rules. So I will explain those rules for you. Of course, the most basic rule to black jack is that you must get your hand as close to 21 as you can without going over 21, or you will loose the hand. To begin with, you have to start the hand by placing a bet. Before the hand begins, you must make at least a minimum bid that meets the requirements of the table. You must know that you are not permitted to make bets after the dealer has dealt, but you are allowed to add more to your bet if you choose to double down later on. The basic rules to black jack will need to begin with you knowing what the value of the cards are like this; The card values for free black jack are the same as in paid games and they are: Ace = 1 or 11; depending on how you need to use it, K,Q,J, and 10 = 10 points, and all of the other numbers are equal to their face value. For example, if your hand has an Ace and a 5 in it, the hand could either add up to 16, or 6, the 16 if the ace is used as an 11 and 6 if you used the ace as a 1. You calculate the value of your hand just by adding up what your cards face values total. The game will begin when the dealer will deal two cards to every player face down to start. You are not to show your hand until you are finished the hand. If your cards are below 21, you may request one card at a time in order to get you closer to 21 without going over. If you go over 21 the game is over and the dealer wins. If you wind up with the same face value of the cards as the dealer, the dealer still wins. This is when strategy comes in. You can choose to double down; which is when you split your two cards, by placing them face up on the table instead and doubling your bet. A good time to double up is when you have been dealt two cards that equal 11 (5,6) and the dealer is showing a total of 5. When you double up, you are then dealt one extra card face down, this forces the dealer to match you. Since the dealer is playing blind, you often have a good chance at winning the hand. You will double down when these hand come up: If you show a total value of 9, 10, or 11 with your hand and the dealer's hand shows: 7, 8, 9, 10, or ace. Or you can split the hand. This is basically just dividing your one hand into 2 hands instead. You should split you hand when your hand shows a pair in A, 9, 8, 7, and sometimes sixes, but you should only split if the dealers hand is showing: any of the same pairs in his hand. The dealer can't split his hand or double down which is why these methods are used as a strategy to get your odds at winning up. If you win the hand, you will be handed your winnings from the dealer in chips, but if you loose, you will have your bet taken from the dealer. The dealer only goes through one player at a time starting at his right (your left) of the table.