Surrender- It is the option which player can choose on his first two cards. This means automatic loss instead of losing whole bet value player loss half the value of the bet amount. A player can’t surrender if the dealer is having Black jack. Surrender is not common in all casinos, they may have it or not.
Strategies what to do and what not to do
One thing a beginner should do while playing free blackjack is play basic strategy that’s only way player can lose less money than anybody else.
Always split Aces and 8s, Double Down on 11 and Stand on hard 17 or greater. Never split 5s and 10s and never stand on 12 through 16 if dealer is showing 7 or higher card. Always try to choose a table with fewer decks above two and below five. Better never go for Insurance rather go for Even Money. It’s always safe to carry a “Basic Strategy Chart” as a beginner. Beware and check whether dealer or any player wearing tinted sunglasses or special contact lenses.
Altered payment for winning Black jack
In most of the casinos, Black jack pays only 6:5 or 1:1 instead of usual pay 3:2.
Black jack – A game of skill & numbers
On the outside Black jack looks simple with easy rules but as soon as you start to dig deep you discover a game of chance combined with a skill of numbers.
Played with a set of one or more deck, each card 2 to 10 is worth its face value.
Ace is worth 1 or 11
Face cards are worth 10.
You are required to draw cards that sum up to 21 or at least closest, which must be greater than the dealer’s cards without going over.
The game begins with bets being placed after which the dealer and the players receive two cards each. Once the cards are dealt it’s up to the players how to proceed with their hands. When the dealer plays his hand, he is required to draw cards worth 16 or less and must stand on total of 17 or more.
Hit –If you hit, you can draw another card to get closer to the total of 21. If your total exceeds 21 you lose the bet.
Stand – If you choose to not draw cards, you choose to stand in hope that your cards will reach the required total of closer to 21 or beat the dealer.
Double down –It’s a double down when you double your original bet and receive one additional card. In some cases you can double down on two cards.
Split-You can split your pair if you receive two cards of the same value. You can then make a second bet equal to first bet and play two separate hands.
Insurance – You may opt for insurance if the dealer’s face up card is an Ace. Insurance can be taken for half the value of your original bet. The insurance pay is 2-1 in case the dealer has black jack.
Blackjack – Game of luck
Black jack is a game of luck, but this is the only game with fair chance to win over the house. You just need to learn a few tricks and count the cards, which is a skill in itself. Don’t be superstitious; this is a game of mathematics. Learn the basics and master a perfect strategy. The house has an advantage over player as the player plays first, but you can apply you skills to get ahead. The players can lower or raise an amount whereas the house cannot continue when it hits 17. Small number cards benefit the house and the large number cards benefit the players. Learn the Hi-lo method of counting. Practice on computer simulated games. The more you practice the better you get. Keep track of your moves and form a strategy of your own. Practice a lot, read books that help you learn how to count. Bet only as much as you can afford to lose. Control your mind and chose to respond to certain events in a certain manner. You win some and you lose some, remember this and act accordingly.