How to play blackjack: Rules, tips and payouts
How to play blackjack. Blackjack is a table game in which players compete against the dealer to tally the higher card count.
How to play blackjack is different for each player. The game uses multiple decks and a yellow card near the bottom of the deck indicates the cards are almost at the end and need to be shuffled.
Both the player and the dealer receive one card face-up. The second card, known as the hole card is face down. Players have the opportunity to hit or stand. If the odds are even money, the exception is hitting blackjack, in which the chances are 3-2. If you receive an ace with a 10 or a face card and you win, you get your money back. You can also fold, also known to be refunded. It's called a bust. In black jack, if you bet $10 and win $20, then you're entitled to $25.
There are various strategies to increase the odds when playing poker. If you have two cards with the same value, you can split them into two hands. You can also double down on each hand. Never split a pair of 10s, regardless of the dealer’s exposed card. Know when to ante up and when not to. If the bet is pushed, the wager is returned. Take a break. NorthStar Bets writer writes casino content for North Star Bats. He recommends setting up a bankroll and not exceeding it. It's better to start with $50 and lose quickly. Then try a new table. The writer is a Toronto-based freelance writer.