Blackjack is offered in every online casino. From that you can deduce how popular this game is. It is not very complicated to play blackjack. The rules of the game are quite simple and it takes little effort to come up with a good strategy. But of course you need to know the basics to play the game, because it is not enough that you know that the goal is to get a higher score than the dealer. You can’t just start playing blackjack. It takes some preparations. In the Rules of Blackjack we look successively at buying and betting chips, dealing the cards, a third card, the dealer’s round and see who wins and loses.
PREPARATIONS FOR THE GAME
Before the game, you need to make sure you get chips. This chapter explains the role of chips, how to get them, how to use them and where to use them.
THE USE OF CHIPS
Blackjack is played with chips. That is a means of payment, because it is not allowed to play with real money. Before the start of the game you have to buy chips. In the real casino you do that at the dealer’s gaming table. You place cash on the table, which is exchanged for chips by the dealer. At the end of the game you can exchange the won chips for real money at the cash register.
It basically works the same way at an online casino. The difference is that you then buy chips with money that you have previously deposited into your account. While playing, the winnings are automatically credited to your account. So when you are done playing it is not necessary to exchange your chips. When you leave the game, your account is automatically updated. Keep in mind that in the Netherlands it is not allowed to play online blackjack for money.
If you are in possession of chips, you are allowed to sit at the blackjack table and you must bet. You are bound by the bets used by the casino. You can find out which minimum and maximum bet is possible on a sign next to the table. You can also ask the croupier.
In land based casinos it is often very busy at the blackjack tables. Sometimes it’s so full, there’s no room for you. You can still participate in the game by playing with another player. You do this by placing your bet on one of the extra betting boxes, which can be found behind the box, as the player’s place at the table is called. The bet made by the player in the box, the box holder, is called the main bet. Playing along with another player is more or less passive.