Blackjack - C hristopher Borneman P edrum Golriz ENGL 393...

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Christopher Borneman Pedrum Golriz ENGL 393 How to Play Blackjack Effectively Blackjack, also known as twenty-one, is one of the most widely played casino game in the world. The game can be played with skill, luck, or the combination of both. The object of the game is to get a value of twenty-one or the closest to twenty-one without going over. There are many rules and strategies in blackjack, but the main objective is to beat the dealers hand. Blackjack is a game in which there are many complex aspects to consider. Since four cards (10, J, Q, K) count for a value of 10, the most common pairs are any mixture of these cards equaling 20. To begin, in Blackjack, there are two types of hands: hard and soft. Hard hands are those with no Ace in them (as Aces can equal 1 or 11). Soft hands are starting hands with an Ace, and usually are better because they will never bust on the next Hit, and stand a much better chance of getting a 20 or Blackjack. However, when Hitting a soft hand, it may become a hard hand, due to the face that the Ace cannot equal 11, or the player would bust. A general rule of thumb is to Double on any hard count of 11, and always Hit on 8 or less. Doubling is where you increase your bet by the value of the original bet, and you receive an additional card as if you had Hit. The reason why it is advantageous to do this on 11 is because you cannot bust. It is also
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