Quick tips for beginners
This is it. The big leagues. You are finally playing with the big boys, but the problem is you don't know how to play. Many people, especially beginners, think that this game is too complicated and requires a plethora of time and effort to learn, but that is false. This is one of the greatest card games to play and you'll have fun playing it. Here are some quick tips for beginners who want to learn how to play the classic card game, Blackjack.
The point of Blackjack is to beat the dealer with a hand of 21 points or really close to it. The goal is to not "bust" or "busting" This is when you exceed 21 points. The cards all have different value of points. The Kings, Queens, and Jacks are all worth 10 points. The Ace is a special card because they can be worth either 11 or 1 point. This is the player's call, so pick whatever will help you best to get closer to 21 points. All the rest of the cards take their regular value. For example, the 2 card will be worth 2 points and the 3 cards will be worth 2 points, and so on.
The cool part about this game is that you are not playing against the other player, but in fact you are playing against the dealer. Remember, you do not want to bust, because then you will lose. Try to get as close to 21 as possible.
So, when you are actually playing the game, the dealer will give you two cards. Here are some pointers, if your hand is worth 17 points or more then do a stand, which means that you will take no cards. If your hand is worth less than 12 points, then you would take a hit, which means that you will deal more cards. You should hit until you feel most comfortable with the hand that you have, as you are trying to get to that 21 points. The dealer can make no choices, and they must follow casino rules. It will also help to learn the hand signals when playing the game, because it makes it easier to communicate with the dealer.
There is a trick that is called "counting cards" in which the player calculates in their head which cards have pass and increase the probability of them getting the right card when they take a hit. Though this is a beneficial skill, it is one that takes time to actually hone this useful skill.
Playing Blackjack is easy, but practicing and learning skills takes time and effort. As a beginner, don't be afraid to go out and play this game. It is recommended that you first get more skills in the game, before you play for real with others.