Black Jack

Black Jack

In the Black Jack you can win a lot but that requires application and discipline. Many professional players use mathematical strategies to reduce the dealer’s odds from 2% to 0.5%. If you play the Black Jack using some mathematical strategies, this becomes the richest card game by far.

Black Jack Basics

Usually a Black Jack table houses a dealer (dealer, in the form of the dealer) and 1 to 7 players depending on the variant you play. In live-action Black Jack tables, tables typically include 1 to 6 players. In order to participate in a hand, the player places his bet as long as he receives the cards. Once this mandatory initial bet is placed, each player receives two cards uncovered, while the dealer shows a discovery and a blanket (this will only be shown at the dealer’s turn of play). The player’s goal in the Black Jack is to get the score of 21 or as close to it as possible.


But how do you calculate the Black Jack scores? Well, we have to take these values into account: the Ace is equal to 1 or 11; the figures are worth 10, all other cards are worth their face value (e.g. 5 to 5). If you get an Ace plus a figure, this is equivalent to the score of “Black Jack”, equal to 21 with only two cards. In case the player does not get a good score with the first two cards received, the card can call “hit”, that is, receive another card from the dealer. Each player (excluding the dealer) can receive as many cards as they want, until a score is higher than their expectations. In the Black Jack, if you exceed the score by 21 you get “bust” or get high and you are eliminated from the game losing your bet. As for the dealer, however, this can not receive as many cards as it wants but must comply with the pre-established rules. The Black Jack desk must ask for another card (hit) if its score is less than or equal to 16, and must stop if the total of the first two cards is 17 or greater. Some variants of the Black Jack stipulate that with the soft 17 (Ace plus a card that is not figure), the dealer can receive another card (this is mostly a disadvantage for the player). In the Black Jack game participants can enjoy some special options that we present below.


If the Black Jack player gets a score between 9 and 15 points with the first two cards, he can double the bet, but he or she can receive only one more card. For example, if I get 9 and 3, I get a score of 12 and I can call “double” and double my bet but commit to receiving only one more card.


In the Black Jack, the split is a division. If in the first phase of the game (when you receive the two cards discovered) you receive two equal cards, they can be divided into two different and parallel games. Basically, by calling the split the Black Jack player can separate the cards and make a second bet equal to the first and proceed the game as if playing for two.


This rule is used to defend against the black Jack of the bench. In practice, whenever the dealer’s face card shows an Ace, each player can claim insurance by paying half of their bet. If the dealer shows the Black Jack (for example, by discovering a figure), the player wins twice the amount paid for insurance. Otherwise, if the dealer does not get Black Jack, the player will lose insurance.

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