Blackjack Game Rules
Blackjack is not only a fun game, but has had a long
history. Because of that, there are now many variations of the
basic game. The basic game of course is to get as close to 21
points as possible without going over and going "bust." And of
course a second important goal is to beat the dealer - that is, to do
better than the dealer does at getting close to 21.
The single most common variation is that blackjack can
be played with any number of decks - from 1 to perhaps 8 decks, and then
of course there are also continuous card shufflers nowadays that can act
like even more than 8 decks.
actual screen size is larger
(adaptable to most computer screen sizes)
More Blackjack Variations of Game Rules
Because the odds in blackjack are not bad for the
player, Casinos have invented some new blackjack variations that have
decent odds but of course not as good as the original blackjack
game. Some of these games are: Spanish 21, Super
Fun 21, Double Diamond, and 6:5 Blackjack. What each of these
games have in common is that they give you a feature, but then also take
away a feature of normal blackjack. Spanish 21 allows you to
double down or surrender most any time. However, the ten cards
(but not face cards) are eliminated from the deck, lowering the players
odds. So, some gains, some losses. The end result a little
less good than the normal game of blackjack. 6:5 blackjack allows
people to play with a single deck- generally more favorable to the
players. However, blackjacks there only pay 6:5 (1.2 to 1) and not
1.5 to 1 - so not as good. Likewise, Super Fun 21 uses "Double
Diamond" blackjack. Again, it allows more rules such as double
downs and surrenders later in the game. However, blackjack pay is
again lower. In the case of double diamond blackjacks only pay 1:1
- unless both cards of the blackjack are diamonds - then it would pay
2:1. All of these variations are slightly lower in odds than the
normal game of blackjack. However, since some of them offer some
more play possibilities, some people do like playing them.
There are even more game variations. There is
something called "5-card charlie", where players can win if they are
less than 21 points and hold 5 cards in a single hand. There are
other variations of that called "6-card charlie" and "7-card charlie".
You can guess how those work. Most casinos do not offer those
options anymore, but some might. There are also variations of what
is allowed - such as additional double down plays, or surrender plays or
more. The rpsoft 2000 blackjack game addresses many of the common
blackjack rule variations - including of course the simple option for
number of decks.
rpsoft 2000- blackjack game
One easy way to practice the game in a simple atmosphere
and to also modify the games options as you wish is with the blackjack
game available here from rpsoft 2000 software. The game has many
features that can help one learn to at least defend themselves a little
in a regular blackjack game or one of the variations. The game
includes many options - including how many decks in play, dealer hitting
on soft 17 or not, number of cards in a deck to be dealt, basic options
of basic blackjack, Spanish 21, 6:5 single deck blackjack, Super Fun 21
and many more options. The deal mechanism of the game has been
gone over carefully to reflect the real odds of a deck of cards being
Basic Strategy Hint Charts
And as one plays the game, simple hint charts are
provided by pressing the "f2" key during a game, or the more complete
hint chart for that game by pressing "f3". Several hint charts are
provided - showing the differences in play between single deck
blackjack, multiple deck blackjack, Spanish 21 and more. And as
you become familiar with the hint charts and best play, you will likely
need the charts less and less. Then, perhaps you are ready for the
real thing. However, always keep in mind that even if you are
great at Basic Strategy and have close to even up odds with the house,
that luck can bring large swings either for or against you for short
periods of play. That is perhaps why we call it gambling.
However, why not practice and learn basic strategy to get those odds as
good as you can? Or if you wish to not take any risks at all,
simply enjoy the rpsoft 2000 blackjack game. Even though we
ourselves have played in many casinos in the US and internationally, we
still enjoy the software game also.
Yes, many options, and a great attempt at simulating the
real game - all to provide a safe and fun atmosphere for learning the
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