Blackjack is a popular card game played in casinos and is also known as “21.” The game is played between a dealer and one or more players. The objective of blackjack is to have a hand value closer to 21 than the dealer’s hand without exceeding 21.

Here are the basic rules of blackjack

  1. Card Values: In blackjack, the numbered cards (2-10) are worth their face value, face cards (Jack, Queen, and King) are worth 10, and an Ace can be worth either 1 or 11, depending on the player’s choice.
  2. Gameplay: The game begins with each player receiving two cards face-up, while the dealer receives one card face-up and one card face-down. Players make their decisions based on the value of their hand and the dealer’s visible card.
  3. Player Options: Players have several options to choose from:
    • Hit: Request an additional card to improve the hand’s total value.
    • Stand: Decline any more cards and stick with the current hand.
    • Double Down: Double the initial bet and receive one more card before standing.
    • Split: If the first two cards have the same value, players can split them into two separate hands and play them individually, each with its own bet.
    • Surrender: In some variations, players may have the option to surrender and forfeit half of their bet before the dealer checks for blackjack.
  4. Dealer’s Turn: After all players have completed their turns, the dealer reveals the face-down card. The dealer must follow specific rules based on the total value of their hand. Typically, the dealer must hit if their hand value is 16 or less and stand if it is 17 or more.
  5. Winning Conditions: The outcome of the game is determined by comparing the total values of the player’s and dealer’s hands. The following scenarios can occur:


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