Blackjack is one the most popular casino banking games played around the globe. It is believed to have originated in the French casinos during the 16th century from the game ‘Ving-et-Un’, which means twenty-one. Played between the dealer and one player, the objective of the game is for the player to obtain a hand with a total nearer to 21 than the dealer’s hand, without going over 21. The player is initially dealt two cards, in which they have the option of “hitting”, or receiving an additional card. Cards 2 through 10 have numeric value, while face cards are worth 10 points each and the Ace card is worth either 1 or 11, player’s choice. The hand with a total of 21 or the highest total that is less than 21 wins.
Check out this video to learn the basics of Blackjack from WinStar World Casino and Resort Ambassador and Pro Card Player, Maria Ho.