There is a number of blackjack games around, and at least five of them are on offer at each of the Fortune Lounge Group’s casinos. If you’re new to the game then there a few general rules you should keep in mind when trying out any of these games and be sure to read up any of the specialized rules you might be required to know for a particular type of blackjack. Blackjack is a game where instead of putting the focus on beating your opponents with the help of a third party, you have to go up against a combined attack where no one is your friend.

The third party is actually the dealer and the aim of the game is to beat him/her by getting to the total score of 21, which is why blackjack is also called ’21’. In order to beat the dealer, one needs to know the value of cards in a deck because this is how one tallies up the score at the end. In some blackjack games, multiple decks are used, but the card rankings usually stay the same. Lower cards which take on the same value as they show are cards 2 to 10, higher cards include Kings, Queens, and Jacks that all are worth 10, and the royal Ace cards can either reflect a value of 1 or 11. In other words, if you start out with an Ace, you have a good chance of getting blackjack or 21 quicker, but once you’re in the game, you are limited to an additional nine cards in which to make up your hand of eleven cards. Bets are made at the begging of the game before cards are dealt out by the dealer and during the game, bets can be doubled, split at any time. When facing the dealer, players can hit, stand or draw their bets with the dealer during the movement of play, and if you happen to tie (push) with the dealer then you win back your first bet.

If you go bust i.e. your hand totals more than 21, you lose and have to forfeit any bets placed during the game. Blackjack is a game of chance and can be won if one has the knowledge and discipline when gaming. That means knowing when to surrender and cut your losses

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