Black Jack: twenty-one, vingt-et-un, call it what you like the object is the same, go head to head against the dealer and obtain a higher score without exceeding 21. A great game with twist and turns, you’ll have so much fun you won’t know whether you’re sticking, twisting, burning or splitting!
Blackjack is played against the dealer. Each player receives 2 cards and the dealer one card.
From left to right, the players then have the opportunity to take more cards (draw) or stick with what they’ve got (stand) in an attempt to make a total to beat the dealers hand.
If the cards total 22 or more you lose.
Each card counts at face value with Jacks, Queens and Kings counting as 10. Aces count as 1 or 11.
The best possible hand is a ‘Blackjack’ which is any ten or face card with an Ace.
When all players have finished playing their hand, the dealer then takes cards to finish his hand.
If the dealers total is 16 or less he must draw another card. If the dealers total is 17 or more he stands.
If the players total is higher than the dealers total without going over 21 he wins even money.
If it is less he loses, and if it is the same it is a ‘stand-off’, i.e. a tie.