The results of the turn
Playing Blackjack will bring you in an amazing universe.
You are concentrated – you penetrate the casino world. Do not leave the chance act for you, in Blackjack you can affect the match, you choose your strategy, you are master of your game: reflection, sharpness and strategy are the key words.
In Blackjack, you only enemy is the croupier. S/he gives two up-facing cards to each players and picks only one card for him/herself.
The player sitting on the croupier’s left will then choose between several options:
- S/he can simply “stand”. S/he does not need any additional card.
- S/he can first of all say “card”. The croupier will give to him/her the number of cards needed, in the attempt to make a turn as close as possible to 21 points, without going over it.
- S/he can also opt for a “sidebet”, if the up-facing card of the croupier is an Ace. S/he will thus protect him/herself from an eventual Blackjack made by the croupier.
- S/he can also “split”. It means to cut his/her turn into two in order to make two different combinations.
- Finally, it is possible to “double” one’s bet and to pick an additional card.
This process of choice is thus repeated by each player, one by one. When every player is done, is time for the croupier to play.
The croupier’s turn
In Blackjack you are not safe from a possible overturning. For the moment, the croupier has got only one up-facing card. It is time for him/her to pick a second card.
In the specific case in which the croupier makes a Blackjack with his/her turn of two cards, s//he gains the bets of all the players who did not make a Blackjack.
Since s/he has got two up-facing cards, the croupier must follow a particular rule: “the bank picks in 16, stand in 17”. This is a specific jargon make us understand that the croupier continues to pick cards until s/he will obtain a card combination with a value higher than 17, but always lower than 21.
In case of natural Blackjack, the player get his bet 3/2.
If the croupier goes over 21, we say that s/he “jumped”, In this case, are those players still in competition the ones who will get the bet. By contrary, the players who go over 21 (who “burn”), lose their bet irrespective of the croupier’s cards.
What happens if the croupier’s turn is between 17 and 21 points?
The player who got a higher value than the croupier, but still under 21, gain the same bet as the croupier’s one. By contrary, who got a lower value than the croupier, loses his/her bet.
In case of parity, the player’s bet is repaid: s/he does not gain anything but s/he does not lose as well.
It is therefore time to count. Bets are paid in, given or taken, the croupier gives the cards for a new turn.