The popular card game called Blackjack comes from another equally popular game that has lasted for centuries. The original game is "La Veintiuna" or "El Veintiuno" played in the Spain of Miguel de Cervantes, who included a reference to the game of cards in his work " Rinconete y Cortadillo ". Its appeal always made it very common among people since the late sixteenth century. From that time, the game traveled through Europe and America, making it could be enriched with variations that led to one of the biggest attractions in current casinos and that many fans have.
Blackjack is an adaptation in which the objective to win and the basic mechanics of the same is maintained, although certain rules that make them different are added. The first of all and more evident is that in this game the French deck of 52 cards without jokers is used, and depending on the casino or online room, the deck will contain 1 to 8 decks, with 6 being the most usual number, but we will go knowing more details to get into the world of Blackjack.
This game consists of facing the bank individually by comparing their hand with each player's own, trying to get 21 points or the closest possible number without going over. To obtain this score, the values of two cards that are distributed from start to each player are added together with those of the new cards that, optionally, may be added during the game turn. If the two initial cards total 21, it is called Blackjack, and it is the best move. When a player does not add 21 with his two cards he can ask for cards to get that number or a nearby one but if the player goes over those 21 points he loses, regardless of what the bank does. The bank also plays but has very clear rules that must be taken into account. If the sum of the cards of the bank is 16 or less, you must ask for a letter and if you add 17 or more you must plant.
When do you win and when do you lose the bank? The bank wins all players who exceed 21 and those who have a lower value move, on the other hand, draw with those players who have the same amount. The hand of the bank loses with the players who have a hand superior to theirs or, if the bench is passed, with all those that were planted, have the sum of points they have. Then we will expand this information and we will see more features of the game to understand its operation and resolve any doubts that may have arisen.