The Game of Blackjack

Blackjack, which also goes by the names Twenty one, Vinget-un and Pontoon, is one of the most popular games in the world. It is believed to be the most widely played casino banking game in the world.

According to the rules of the game, the values of the two initial card hands are added in hope of being dealt with a value of twenty one. In case of a value less than twenty one being dealt, there are three options for the player. He can choose to be dealt with single cards until, a value of twenty one is reached, a value exceeding twenty one is reached or a value that the player feels comfortable playing in is reached.

The player, who holds the value of twenty one or a value close to twenty one without exceeding it, is declared the winner. These are the basic rules of the game. However several variations of the game are often played at casinos with different table rules. The world wide popularity of the game can be attributed to the mix of possibilities, skill and publicity. This increasing interest of the people across the globe has led to nomination of players for blackjack Hall of Fame; furthermore, the advent of technology has also led to online blackjack websites.

Several sites have also cropped up that allows the players to play Free Blackjack before switching to blackjack with money to help them acquire practice. There are also some sites on the Internet that serve as guides for players who are new to the game.