Of the different casino games, blackjack is a classic one. From the time of its invention, the game has gathered a reputation as one of the most popular games. With the coming of the online casinos, more and more players are taking up blackjack. Now, you can find the game in not only the land based casinos but almost in all the online casinos.

Learning to play blackjack is not a very difficult thing. With a little bit of practice and patience, you can master the game quickly. Blackjack is a game where you play against the dealer. In order to win in blackjack, you need to obtain a hand whose value is more than the dealers hand; but at the same time you will have to be careful about not going over 21.

In a game of blackjack, a value of a hand can be found by adding all the cards in the hand together. Aces in blackjack have a special place; they are worth one or eleven depending on the situation in the game. The numbered cards have the value worth the face value while the different face cards “ king, queen and jack “ have a value of ten points.

You start the game of blackjack by placing the bets before the cards are dealt. After placing the bets, the dealer deals the cards. Each player is dealt two cards faced up. After the cards are dealt, the player has to take an important decision “ whether to hit, stand, double down or split. Standing in blackjack mean the player is happy with the cards he has received while hit means the player asks for more cards to increase the hands value. A very important thing to remember when taking additional cards to go increase the value of the hand is not to go beyond 21.

Splitting and double down is mostly opted by more advanced players. In splitting, the player can split the original two card hand into two different hands and continue playing them separately. When doubling the bet on the original hand, the player will receive an additional card.

At the end, if the value of the players hand is greater than that of the dealers then the player wins a payout 1:1. One of the best ways to learn the game is by practicing the game in the online casinos; there are several online casinos which offer free blackjack games to the players.