One of the most popular games among casino goers around the world, both live and online, is blackjack, also known as 17 and 4 or simply 21 in German. Although it is seemingly complicated, the game has simple and easy-to-use rules. The game is based on a scoring system where the cards in the deck have a predetermined value.
The players at the table are dealt two cards just like the dealer. The goal is to get a blackjack with the two cards, which happens when the total reaches 21. If there is no hand with this total, whoever comes closest to that number without going over it wins. Anything over 21 leads to a “bust” and you definitely lose.
Even if it doesn’t seem like it, one can strategically plan and study the best path to winning a game of blackjack. First of all, one should understand the value of all cards.
The deck of cards used in blackjack consists of 52 cards. However, it is not played with a single deck of 52 cards as it would be much easier to count the cards and get the win. Therefore, the most popular variant is played with 6 decks, which comprise a total of 312 cards.
Most cards have a fixed value. The only exception is the ace, which can be worth 1 or 11 depending on the player’s preference. That is, if the player has an ace and an eight, she can have 9 or 19 points. And the ace is popular not only because of this flexibility, but also because it is necessary to make a blackjack since it consists of two cards, the ace and a card that is worth 10.
The cards from 2 to 10 have their respective value, and the pictures (J, Q, K) are also worth 10. In a single deck of cards there are 16 cards that are worth 10 points, and in the most common six deck mode there are 96 cards that are worth 10 points.
Now that you know how much cards are worth, you are ready for a round of blackjack on NetBet where you can practice until you become an expert.