If you receive an Ace and a ten-value card as your first two cards, you have Blackjack and win one-and-a-half times your bet (if you bet was 10, you receive 25). If the total value of your cards is closer to 21 than the dealer's, you win as much as you had wagered (if your bet was 10, you receive 20).
Blackjack beats non-Blackjack 21’s. An Ace may have a value of either 1 or 11, and the card takes the value that helps your hand more. The cards 2-9 are taken at face value, and the 10, Jack, Queen and King are all worth 10. Splitting. You can split your hand if you are dealt two cards of an identical value, and your hand is divided in two.
For each suit, there are nine numbered cards, 2 through 10, and four face cards, a King, Queen, Jack, and an Ace. That’s 13 cards per suit, but again, the suit isn’t important in Blackjack. It’s just good to know. Blackjack Card Values. The part of the card that matters when playing Blackjack is its number value.
You compete against the dealer in blackjack, rather than other players. It’s often known as “21” as the aim of the game is to have a hand that either has a combined total of 21 (known as blackjack), or closer to 21 than the dealer’s hand without exceeding it. All cards have a specific value in blackjack.
Each player makes a bet and is dealt two cards, with the dealer being the last to receive their two cards, only one of which is facing up. In single and double-deck games, all cards are dealt face-down. The goal of the players is to form a hand that comes the closest in total to 21 but without going over.
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A card game in which players attempt to approach 21 but not exceed it 2. The best possible hand in the game blackjack, made up of an ace and a card valued at 10 (namely, 10, J, Q, K).
A blackjack, or natural, is a total of 21 in your first two cards. A blackjack is therefore an Ace and any ten-valued card, with the additional requirement that these be your first two cards. If you split a pair of Aces for example, and then draw a ten-valued card on one of the Aces, this is not a blackjack, but rather a total of 21.