Black Jack is one of the most popular casino gambling games ever invented. It is referred to by various names, 21 being the most well known. The ability of the Black Jack game to draw in players is legendary as it is widely believed to be the most bankable casino game in the world. The entire game involves a mixture of mind and chance. The game has its fanatics, ones who are so desperate to win money that they resort to practices like card counting. This practice is also considered an art form by many who adhere to it.
The rules of the game of blackjack are simple; the player with the higher value of cards within the number 21, wins. For this, one has to get acquainted with the individual value of the cards. Cards 2 to 10 are allotted values corresponding to their numbers. Face cards such as King, Queen and jack are worth 10 each. The Ace card is allotted 11 points, but its value can be altered to 1 if a value of 11 takes the total of the card set to over 21. Any value higher than the number 21 is termed “bust” or “too many”. In such a case, the player loses the game.
There is another condition in Blackjack named “push”, where both the player and the dealer have the same face value of cards. In such a state neither wins the hand. If the player reaches the correct value 21, say having an ace and a face card or a 10 card, he is adjudged as the automatic winner. This however is not the case if even the dealer possesses cards with the value 21, in which case it becomes a “push” state.
Although several methods are now present to beat the game, it can be accomplished only by highly skilled players and that is the reason why Black Jack still draws some of the biggest crowds in a Casino.