Reasons that Blackjack Remains a Gambling Favorite
Posted by Gordon Forge on November 17, 2018
In many casinos, even with new games being constantly introduced, blackjack remains one of the favorites of many experienced gamblers. If we look at it, blackjack really has a lot of advantages over other casino card or table games. Here are some of them.
In blackjack, you only play against the dealer. Therefore, it’s your strategy against the dealer. You don’t have to worry about other players being better than you are.
You also don’t have to worry about your cards being seen by other players or the dealer when you are playing blackjack.
The blackjack dealer has to abide by the game rules that seeing your cards doesn’t make any difference. Also, only your strategy is at work here. It is next to impossible for a blackjack dealer to make a strategy.
Blackjack rules are also very easy to learn. The key in playing blackjack is to get a sum of 21 for your cards.
There are also several rule variations in blackjack that makes it even more interesting and easier for gambling experts to win in this game.
One of the variations is that there is a rule that the dealer should stand on 17’s. What this means is that every time the blackjack dealer gets a sum of less than 17, he must continue taking cards, also known as making a “hit,” until the total of his cards reaches 17 or even greater.
With this rule in place, it is possible for a blackjack player to win since there is a huge probability that the dealer will get a card that will make his total “bust.” A “bust” means getting a sum greater than 21. Anyone who has a “bust” automatically loses.
Another variation in blackjack is the dealer hits on a soft 17. This is not as common as the first variation, but just like the first, it may also increase the blackjack player’s chances of winning.
A soft 17 means getting a sum of 17 with one of the cards being an ace, which is given a value of eleven. In this variation, when the blackjack dealer gets a soft 17, he has to get another card. Again, this will increase his probability of “busting.”
What’s also nice about blackjack is that if you win with a normal hand, you get an even money return. If you get a blackjack, which is an ace and a card with a value of ten, you get paid a half more than your bet.
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