The basic aim of blackjack is that you want to have a hand value, that is closer to 21 than that of the dealers, but without going over 21. If you go over 21, you bust, and the dealer wins.
Once you have finished drawing your cards and you do not bust, the dealer will then play their hand. The dealer must draw to a minimum of 17, also without going over 21. If the dealer scores higher than you without busting, you lose. If the scores are equal, it is a ‘push’, and the dealer returns your stake. If you score higher than the dealer or the dealer busts, you win, and get double your stake. If you get ‘blackjack’, which a starting hand with an ace and a card with a value of 10, then you win 2.5x your stake, unless the dealer then also draws ‘blackjack’, in which case it is a ‘push’ and your stake is returned. Click here to see the full rules of blackjack.
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