Options for the dealer in Blackjack
In reality a dealer has no options in the game. However, knowing what the dealer will do will greatly affect the decisions of your hands.
The dealer calls with 16, stops with 17 : The dealer must ask with a high hand (or with any hand that adds less than 16), and stop with 17 (or with any hand over 17). This is a standard rule in any blackjack game world-wide. Some casinos also require the dealer to play in a soft hand of 17 (as -6), which is a disadvantage to the player. If possible, avoid these casinos that require asking with a soft 17. This is the only option the dealer has.
Draw : Draw is not an option in reality, but it is an important action in the game. If you and the dealer end up with the same value of the hand, for example, both are 18, it is considered a tie or push, and there is no change of chips. In addition, if both you and the dealer get a blackjack, it is a tie again and no one will win or lose. The game continues.
Today, blackjack, or Twenty-one, is one of the most popular table games in casinos. It is played from Arizona to Wisconsin in the United States and worldwide from Antigua to Zanzibar. The reasons for its popularity are obvious: first, it is an easy to understand and play game. In addition, many people think it is one of the few casino games in which a skilled player can beat the house most of the time.
THERE IS A VARIETY OF OPTIONS on how to play each hand. How liberal these options are depends on the “house” rules that each casino establishes. For example, a casino may use only one deck, while a nearby casino may exclusively use the “shoe”. The rules of a casino may allow doubling in any two-card hand, while another casino may allow doubling in only 10 or 11.
The point is that each casino has its own specific rules, and it is important that you know what they are at the time of playing. Many casinos have sign up lists with maximum and minimum bets. Signs can also show some of the rules for this table. If you are not sure of the rules, simply ask the dealer.