Welcome to SKI Blackjack, the site where you can improve your skills, knowledge and understanding of the game of 21.
Blackjack is a hugely popular card game that has a long and rich history.
It is also incredibly easy to learn, so newcomers to the game need not fear. One of the key appeals of the game is that the outcome does not rely purely on chance.
The decisions and actions you take as a player can influence your chances of success. Either by getting blackjack (an ace and a 10 valued card) without the dealer having blackjack, by getting a final card count which is closer to 21 than that of the dealer (without exceeding 21), or by having a total hand value of 21 or under and the dealer busting.
Let’s start with the basics about how to play the game. Cards with a face value of 2 – 10 are equal to their respective value.
The face cards, Jack, Queen and King all have a value of 10.
The Ace can be counted as 1 or 11, with the value always working in the favour of the player.
Whether you play in a land based casino or online, the way to play is the same.
In order to play the game, you first need to place a bet on the table. The dealer also gets 2 cards, with one facing up and one facing down.
You will then have a selection of actions which you can take.
If the dealer’s up card is an ace, you will be offered the option to place an insurance bet.
The bet is half the amount of your original wager and its purpose is to protect you against a loss in the case that the dealer has blackjack.