Blackjack 21 Card Game Rules

The increasing interest in blackjack 21 game is quite explainable, because the traditional blackjack 21 card game rules are so easy!

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To know the basic blackjack rules means to be a master of the blackjack 21 game. Rules may certainly vary, but you task is to become proficient in every detail on blackjack 21 game, which is not easy as it can seem. According to traditional blackjack rules the dealer doesn't have many options to make decisions and moves.

The Goal of Blackjack

The main goal of the blackjack 21 game is to collect a hand which total will be 21, but won't exceed it, while dealers hand must be lower than yours. This is where the other name of blackjack came from - 21.

Main Rules

Dealer and you are being dealt 2 cards. One of the dealer's cards are always dealt face up, another one is face down. The score of blackjack 21 game is based on a total of cards values.
Blackjack cards values are counted as described below:

  • All the picture cards have a value of 10.
  • Cards from 2 to 10 are counted due to their number.
  • Aces may be counted as 11 or 1 point, according to the hand of the player.

In the blackjack 21 game you must beat the dealer by receiving a higher hand than he, without busting over 21, which means you have lost. Other player's cards aren't important, because you always play against the dealer.


In every blackjack 21 game you have several options, which let you to make moves that are appropriate to led you closer to the winning. The basic options are:

  1. Hitting
  2. Standing 
  3. Splitting 
  4. Doubling down 
  5. Surrendering 
  6. Insurance

In the blackjack 21 game the dealer's options are very restricted. He can't make any decisions; only follow the rules of the casino. When the dealer's hand reaches 17, he must stay on it. But this rule also depends.
Now, due to the rules of blackjack, you win in the next cases:

  • Your hands total overfilled the dealer's hand.
  • The dealer's hand busted.
  • If your hands are equal than neither of you won or lost.

All the rules in blackjack 21 games can change from casino to casino, or if you are playing online they can also vary. But the main options and strategies are the same in every game. So be attentive and play with ease.