Blackjack is sometimes known as “21” for good reason – the main aim of the game is to collect a hand of cards that equals the value of 21, before you go “bust” – going over 21 or the dealer reaching 21 before you have done so.
Key points about blackjack:
- It can be played with 1 to 8 decks of cards, depending on the version you’re playing
- The value of each card is represented by its face value (i.e 6 is 6 and 9 is 9)
- An ace can be valued at either 1 or 11 – you’ll make that choice in line with the hand you are dealt