If you are thinking of trying out blackjack online you are probably wondering how to play blackjack for beginners. Blackjack, also known as 21, is basically a card game played with one or more decks of playing cards. The object of the game essentially is for the player to reach 21 before the dealer, without allowing the dealer to take over. So, when you first start out you are probably thinking “How do I play blackjack for beginners? “.
One of the main rules of blackjack is that you are not to deal out more than two of your cards (the minimum being one point) to your opponent. This rule starts off easy enough: you are dealing with regular cards, you know their value and so you can be sure they won’t go down in value by much. The rule is easy blackjack for beginners because normally when you deal out two cards you are either getting a five-point card or a six-point card and that is it.
When you are looking at the cards the best way to judge their value is usually by looking at the face value, or perhaps a straight line, if you are dealing with the traditional cards such as spades, clubs or diamonds. Look to see if you have more of the same card, and if so then you can estimate how much additional bet you need to make. This is actually very important. In some instances where multiples of the same card are valued i.e. aces, kings, queens and jacks, you can make an additional bet as you would normally, on the assumption of getting three of a kind or a four of a kind.
You can also bust out some pretty good bluffing moves when you are first starting out. For example, if the dealer has a relatively weak flop and you have an ace in your pocket, you could play that ace and hit it on the flop and it will usually result in a full house. Don’t forget that the only way the casino will fold to you is if they think they are losing a lot of money on the hand. This means that it pays to make the other players fold too. Sometimes you may even get a chance at a straight flush and this is something that can really help you out.
A very popular strategy for beginners is the “splits” bet, sometimes also known as the no-bracket bet, where you actually bet against the dealer and this means that you are taking a risk and a potential for a profit as well. The reason why you are betting against the dealer is because there is a strong possibility that the dealer will call, and then you can win if you catch him by placing a bet with your Ace and King of your Ace pair. You can also try and win if the dealer calls with your King of a two-of-a-kind, King of a five-card draw or King of a seven-card stud. Whichever bet you make, you need to remember that you are not obligated to keep playing, and if you are unable to make a win that round, it is time to call the pot and fold.
Another common move for blackjack beginners to try and make money with is the blind raise. This move pays off if you place your initial bet, then when you see that your initial bet didn’t work, you can blind fold and take your second bet, which pays off even more depending on whether or not your opponent bets out. The drawback here is that this move is more risky than the others, but can also potentially pay off big if your opponent calls.