Blackjack, also known as twenty-one, is the most widely played casino banking game in the world.
Blackjack is a comparing card game between a player and dealer, meaning players compete against the dealer but not against other players.
It is played with one or more decks of 52 cards. The object of the game is to beat the dealer in one of the following ways:
- Get 21 points blackjack on the player’s first two cards (called a blackjack), without a dealer blackjack;
- Reach a final score higher than the dealer without exceeding 21; or
- Let the dealer draw additional cards until his or her hand exceeds 21.
Player or players are dealt a two-card hand and add together the value of their cards. Face cards (kings, queens, and jacks) are counted as ten points. A player and the dealer can count an ace as 1 point or 11 points. All other cards are counted as the numeric value shown on the card. After receiving their first two cards, players have the option of getting a “hit”, or taking an additional card.
The dealer must hit until the cards total 17 or more points. (At many tables the dealer also hits on a “soft” 17, i.e. a hand containing an ace and one or more other cards totaling six.) Players win by not busting and having a total higher than the dealer’s. The dealer loses by busting or having a lesser hand than the player who has not busted. If the player and dealer have the same total, this is called a “push”, and the player typically does not win or lose money on that hand.
Blackjack has many rule variations. Since the 1960s, blackjack has been a high-profile target of advantage players, particularly card counters, who track the profile of cards that have been dealt and adapt their wagers and playing strategies accordingly.
Empire777 Live Casino has extensive range of offer featuring Live Dealer Casino with Live Lobby view, beautiful Asian dealers, Live Baccarat, Live Sic Bo, Live Dragon Tiger, Live Roulette, Casino hold’Em, and many more.
You can play online Blackjack at EMPIRE777 Asia Online Casino. Blackjack casino game is available in their live casino room and table games.