How to Play Blackjack

Learn how to play blackjack and the way luck and strategy work together in this popular casino game. It’s you versus the dealer, so time to sharpen up those skills with our quick video guide!

0:00 The basic goal of Blackjack
0:20 Starting the game
0:46 Card values
1:08 Hitting, staying, and busting
1:53 Rules for the dealer and determining the winners

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35 thoughts on “How to Play Blackjack”

  1. If the dealer has less than 16 and draws a card is that the only card they can draw or can they draw as many as it takes them to get above 16 or bust.

  2. omg blackjack is my favorite widely played casino banking game where each player competes against the dealer that uses decks of 52 cards and descends from a global family of casino banking games!!!!

  3. The goal of Blackjack is to have a hand that totals higher than the dealers but not higher than 21.
    If higher than 21 you bust.

    1. Everyone but dealer places a bet

    2. Dealer deals face up card to everyone, then themselves.

    3. Everyone is dealt one more face up card except dealer who gets their’s
    face down.

    4. Dealer will ask if you want another card. Say “hit” if you do.
    (If you already exactly 21 you win.)
    If you get over 21 you bust a nut and the dealer gets your bet.
    If you don’t want another card you say “stay”

    5. Once the dealer gets around the table they flip over their face down card. If 16 or under they have to pick up. If 17 or more they have to stay.
    If the dealer busts a nut every player still in the round wins twice their bet.
    If the dealer doesn’t blow his load, only the player whose hand is higher than the dealer, without busting, wins twice the bet.
    Everyone else loses their bet.

    That’s the end of the round and you just repeat.

    2-10: face value
    Jack-King: 10
    A: 1 or 11

    If 2 face up are 21 you automatically win. If you get over 21 you nut.

  4. What if the dealer gets something like a 17 and can’t pick up any more cards, there are only 2 more people left and their cards are both the same number? Under 21 of course. Same thing for more than 2 people left

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