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Information on Blackjack and How to Play Blackjack

Blackjack for Beginners - You are dealt two cards and the dealer is dealt two cards with the dealer only showing one. It is your job to get a higher amount than the dealer without going over the number 21. You have the option to 'hit' your two cards, which means you can ask for another card if you think it necessary to beat the dealer. A 'hit' signal at a Las Vegas or Macau table would be recognized by the dealer as a point or tapping on your cards with your index finger. You can also choose to not accept any new cards if you think your hand is better than the dealer's. This would be signaled at a real table as with a waving finger gesture above your dealt hand. Once you are happy with your cards, if you have not busted (gone over 21), then the dealer flips his hidden card. If the dealer has less than 17 he must take another card, although this rule varies depending on which version of the game you are playing. Once the dealer has reached a number 17 or higher, or if he himself has busted, the game is over. Whoever has the highest total wins.

If the first two cards you were dealt are a picture card (or a ten card) along with an ace card then you have blackjack and you automatically win.

Basic Blackjack Strategy by the Book - If you are dealt a 17 or higher, or build up your total to 17 or higher, stay no matter what the dealer has. If you have 16 or lower and the dealer is showing a 7 or higher you take another card. You always assume that the card the dealer is not showing is a picture card and if his total with that picture card is 17 or higher, you must try to beat it. If you are dealt a 9, 10, or 11 and the dealer is showing a 6 card or lower, you double down. No matter what the dealer has you always split aces and eights and you never split tens, fives, or fours. You always split nines unless the dealer has a 7, 10, or ace. You only split sixes if the dealer is showing a 3, 4, 5, or 6, and you only split threes and twos if the dealer is showing a 4, 5, 6, or 7.

Free Blackjack at Casino Gambling Web - The odds are always against you in any casino game you play and they also are against you in blackjack. However, if you play blackjack by the book you minimize your risk of losing and maximize your chance of winning. Playing by the book is rather simple, but you must realize that there are many different versions of blackjack and different versions mean different rules. Also, you will need to play quite a few hands before you will begin playing by the book flawlessly. That is why it is important to spend as much time practicing on our free blackjack game before you ever even attempt to play for real. And if you do play for real be sure to understand that gambling can becoming a problem so don't gamble in excess or to the point where it causes you or your family any grief. Please visit gamblers anonymous if think you may have a problem and remember that gambling should always be for entertainment purposes only.

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