It’s also important to note, the other players’ hands at the table have nothing to do with winning the game of Blackjack like they do in Poker games.
For all practical purposes, it’s just you against the dealer.
Unskilled patrons of the game will try to convince you “it’s a team sport” but don’t be fooled.
Blackjack is usually played on a semicircular table that can accommodate varying numbers of players.
The most common tables accommodate 7 players (or seven “spots”) but we’ve seen tables that only allow 5 players and other tables that have 12 spots!
The dealer stands behind the table and chip rack and the players sit on the other side.
Blackjack games come with many rule variations and different numbers of decks.
The most common game of blackjack is dealt out of a 6-deck or 8-deck “shoe” (a plastic, card-dispensing device).
Single and double deck games are still alive and well but not all casinos that have blackjack will have single and double deck so the “shoe games” are a little more common.
Our example will be the procedure for the most common blackjack game played with 6 decks.
Here is the basic overview of a round of blackjack: Before you can play at the table you need chips.
Most casinos will not allow “cash plays” wagers anymore, so you will have to let the dealer exchange your money for casino chips.