Blackjack is one of the interesting games in gambling. This specific game is quite popular from the World War I, but its roots date back to the 1760s, which was then called Vingt-et-Un in France. But now, this card game is played in almost every casino house in the US, Qatar and other countries. This game comes with different rules. The house is the dealer in the casino version. During the game play, the dealer remains standing, while the rest of the players get seated. Right from the card shuffling, dealing and handling the bets, everything is done by the dealer. Interestingly, every player in Blackjack gets a chance of becoming the dealer.
The game objective is to defeat the dealer by coming as close to 21, while making sure not to go over 21. Usually, the 52-card pack is used in the game, but most of the casino houses make use of several decks of cards. Of all, the six-deck game is highly preferred by players. Besides, a blank plastic card is also used by the dealer, which is positioned at the bottom of the pack. This is used just for a hint that the cards need to be reshuffled. Furthermore, the cards are dealt them from a shoe when more than four decks are already utilized.
As for the scoring or the card value, it depends on every participant if the worth of an ace is 1 or 11. There are 10 face cards and any other card apart from these ten are considered a pip value. Prior to the start of the deal, a bet is placed by every participant in chips in the selected place. After this, all the cards are shuffled by the dealer, who then asks a player to cut. Moreover, a plastic insert card is also placed so that, the last cards are not used.
Once the bets are placed, the dealer gives one card face up to every participant, while keeping one card face up to the dealer itself. In another round, the dealer takes his second face down, but deals face up to each player. Except for the dealer, every player gets to cards face up, while the dealer receives two cards with one face up and the other face down. The game play is called natural or blackjack, if the first two cards are ace and a ten card. This gives the players a count of 21 in only two cards.