21 Card Game

21 Card Game

One of the easiest games to learn is 21 card game.  This is one of those games that is simple enough for anyone to play.

There are a few important rules you need to know before you get started.  Your goal is to have a hand that is as close to 21 as possible without going over.

Aces are worth either 1 or 11.  All face cards (Kings, Queens, or Jacks) are worth 10 points.  Any other card is worth the value it says on the card.

21 card game can be played with 2 or more players.  Each player is dealt two cards.

The first one is put in front of each player face down, and the second one is turned facing up.  Each player is able to look at their card that is facing down, but don’t want others to see that card.

The dealer starts to his or her left and asks each player if they want to get another card (the player say “hit me”).

If they don’t want another card they say “I’ll stay.”  The new cards are placed on the table facing up.

If a player gets 21 points they say “blackjack” and turns all their cards so they are facing up.  Their turn is over and it goes onto the next player.

Bring on The Betting

21 is a popular casino game, and that obviously means there’s betting involved.  This aspect can be very simple, but there are a few things we need to cover.

When playing the 21 card game, the bets are placed before the cards are handed out.

Each player can chose how much money they want to bet, but some casinos have a minimum and maximum bet limit for each table.

There will be a sign on the table that says what that limit is.

After the bets are placed, each player as well as the dealer are all dealt both cards.

The dealer will ask each player, starting at the one to his or her left if they would like to “Hit” or “Stay.”

If the player wants to hit, then that player gets another card.  If they say they want to stay, they won’t get anymore cards for that hand.

If a player is feeling lucky, then they can “double down.”  this means the player will put the same amount of money as their original bet.

This will be done after that player has had a chance to see their hand, but before they decide to get anymore cards.  Once they double down, they can hit or stay.

If a player gets an ace and any card that equals 10 (10, Jack, Queen, or King) they automatically have what’s called a “Blackjack.”  This player has won the hand and gets paid out for their bet.

If a player has doubles of any kind they have the option of splitting their hand.

They get to turn each double into the start of it’s own separate hand.  They would need to put the same amount for a bet on the second hand as they had originally.

Once this is done they can play each hand as it’s own by telling the dealer they want to “hit” or “stay.”

The goal of playing the 21 card game with betting involved is to get a better hand than the dealer.

Each player is directly playing against the dealer, which makes it easier than the non-betting version of playing against all the players at the table.

The downside to the betting version of this game is the player goes before the dealer, so if both the player and the dealer bust, the player loses.

If you like this game but your ready to find more fun games to play, go to the Fun Card Games page now!

 

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