The general premise of the card game is to be assigned cards totaling up to twenty-one. Every competitor is handed two cards. When a blackjack player is given a 9 or lower value card and an Ace they have been given a soft hand. When the blackjack player is dealt no Ace it is referred to as a hard hand. As soon as the cards have been handed to every player at the table, including the dealer, every player is given the opportunity to make one of six choices:

Requesting another card (Hit): When a player announces "hit" the croupier will give them another card, if the addition of that card makes the total greater than twenty-one the black jack player will have busted and be excluded from the game, if the card pushes the value of the hand to 21 the blackjack player wins and if the value of the hand has not yet achieved twenty-one they are still in the game.

Keeping the hand you have been dealt: If a black jack player is satisfied with the cards they will stay. As soon as this has happened the croupier will show his/her hand and the blackjack player who has accumulated 21 or the nearest to 21 will come away with a win.

Doubling Down: A player might ask to double down which doubles the wager they have laid. As soon as you’ve taken this procedure you can only receive 1 more card. The details of doubling down are normally specified by the table or casino game rules so before competing make certain you’re comfortable with the house established rules. If you’re competing at a web betting house this is normally very simple.

Stay tuned for part 2.