# Hit and Stand Blackjack

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July 12, 2016 – 12:06 pm

### Hit or Stand

It’s you against the house and a little luck never hurt either. Blackjack or “21” is the most widely played casino game. It’s a game where you play against the dealer, but not the other players at the table. The goal is to get more points that than the dealer without busting, or going over 21. Points are calculated as follows: face cards equal 10, number cards equal their number and aces equal either 1 or 11 – your choice.

#### You can win one of three ways:

• Get 21 on the first two cards you are dealt (known as a blackjack), without the dealer also receiving a blackjack
• Score higher than the dealer without going over 21
• Let the dealer bust, or draw additional cards until their hand goes over 21.

#### Here’s how it works:

The dealer deals each player two cards. The dealer then checks their own cards to see if they have blackjack, or 21 from the initial two cards dealt. If they do have blackjack the hand is over and the dealer wins. If the dealer has an ace showing they will ask if anyone wants insurance. Insurance is a side bet that the player makes to insure against the possibility that the dealer has 21. This wager, separate from the initial bet, pays \$2 for every \$1 bet. The dealer will then ask each player in order how they want to proceed.

• Stand - keep the current cards you have
• Double-down - this allows the player to increase the bet up to 100% in exchange for standing after receiving one more card
• Split - if your first two cards have the same value – for instance two 8’s - the player will add a second bet equal to the amount of the first; the dealer will split the cards and each bet is treated as a separate hand; you then continue to hit or stand for each hand
Source: blog.grandsierraresort.com
Interesting facts

Daniel "Dan" Enright (August 30, 1917 – May 22, 1992) was one of the most successful game show producers in American television. Enright worked with Jack Barry from the 1940s until Barry's death in 1984. They were partners in creating programs for radio and television. Their company was called Barry & Enright Productions.
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Popular Q&A
##### Should i hit or stand on a 16 in blackjack

If a dealer's up card is 7 or above, you should hit. Otherwise, you should stand. for now!

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