Blackjack is a popular card game that is played in casinos across the world. This game originated in America and it has a literary reference too. First mentioned by famous novelist Miguel de Cervantes in his novel ‘Don Quixote,’ Blackjack is quirky and slightly different from other card games. This card game ensures that the house always has an edge over all the other players. To ace at this, we are here with a few strategies to help you ace at the game.
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If a player engages with the game in a casino, he/she has two options:
Late surrender and early surrender are the two options and players can only use this option when the first two cards are dealt. If a player has taken a hit card, they will not be given the option to surrender their cards. Hence, this should be the first move in Blackjack.
Post the decision to surrender or no, players will be given the option to split. This splitting option is only for those players who have a pair. If a certain player does not have a pair they cannot split.
At the start of the game itself, players are given this option. An initial bet is placed before cards are distributed, and players are allowed to pay double ante so as to get a card in return. After receiving the card, for which they doubled their ante, players are expected to wait till the dealer’s cards are revealed.
Hit or Stand
In Blackjack, the word hit refers to asking for another card and ‘Stand’ refers to ending the turn of any specific player. Any of these options can be chosen based on the cards that the player has been dealt.
These four tips are just the basic tips before players start strategizing for the game. Every stage is divided and can be learnt in depth. The basics of Blackjack require players to learn the strategy by heart. Other than this, players should also learn additional rules. It is believed that the basic strategy of Blackjack was derived from a computer simulation and through trials and errors they were formulated. So players, the next time you decided to try your hand at Blackjack, don’t forget to brush up your strategies.
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Manthra Koliyer is a writer at Gutshot Magazine. She has an affinity for seeing the world through people’s eyes. With a bubbly fun personality, you can always catch her chatting with anyone she comes across. Holding an English Literature degree from Wilson College, Mumbai, this pop culture fanatic is ready to take on the world with a pen, paper, and microphone. She also actively works on her personal blog called namasteyconvict.blogspot.com, where for a moment she lets you into her drama-filled world.
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