Rules to play Blackjack

Casinos with Blackjack in Black Hawk + how to play and rules
September 22, 2016 – 12:31 am
A Blackjack game in progress
Prior to Amendment 50 blackjack was not allowed, but on Nov. 4, 2008, Colorado Voters passed sweeping changes to the "limited gaming act" that not only raised the maximum betting limits on a given hand from $5 to $100, but also made to allow for other game types including blackjack.

Here is the layout of a typical blackjack table:

Black Hawk Casinos with blackjack tables (in order by # of tables):

  • Mardi Gras Casino has a 12 table blackjack pit.
  • The Lodge Casino at Black Hawk has 9 blackjack tables.
  • Fitzgeralds Casino has 9 blackjack tables.
  • Lady Luck Casino has 6 blackjack tables.
  • Golden Gates Casino has 6 blackjack tables.
  • The Gilpin Hotel Casino has 4 blackjack tables.
  • Canyon Casino has 3 blackjack tables.

How to play live blackjack in a casino:

The maximum bet playing "blackjack" in Black Hawk, Colorado (on a single bet) is $100.
Blackjack is by far one of the most popular casino card games because it allows knowledgeable players a chance to earn winnings much easier than a game of chance would allow. With just a basic knowledge of how the game of blackjack works and the systems and strategies that gives you an advantage, you can make your casino bankroll last a lot longer than you could playing roulette or baccarat. Blackjack has been prominently featured in movies, such as 21, where most of the winning strategies involve counting cards, which can get you kicked out of a casino. However, even if you aren't counting cards, as long as you are patient and play smart, you can still get a leg up on the house and win some serious money. If you are interested in the historical context of Blackjack, read here.

Blackjack is played against the dealer, who also has a hand of his own. The dealer opens the game by dealing two cards to everyone. A player examines his cards to decide if he wants to hit, split, stand or double down. Though there are several players at a table each one is playing the dealer individually. The object of Blackjack is to beat the dealer total without going over a total of 21.

Blackjack Rules

The cards are counted and totaled as follows:
  • 1-10 are worth the number on the card
  • J, Q, K are worth 10
  • A is worth 1 or 11

There are 7 options you have once you are dealt your cards in blackjack. You can:
Interesting facts

Ken Uston (January 12, 1935 – September 19, 1987) was a famous blackjack player, strategist, and author, credited with popularizing the concept of team play at blackjack. During the early to mid 1970s he gained widespread notoriety for perfecting techniques to do team card counting in numerous casinos worldwide, earning millions of dollars from...

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