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Tip 2: To Play Blackjack, You’re Going to Need to Understand the Basics.

When you’re on a Big “M” Casino Cruise, the table game of Blackjack is a great one to…

This is the 2nd tip in our series, “How to Play Blackjack: 21 Winning Tips.” If you would like to view these tips offline and at your leisure, just click for the  Myrtle Beach location.

…get acquainted with. It’s not hard to learn how to play Blackjack.

When you are on a Big “M” Casino Cruise, you will see a lot of action in the Blackjack pits.

So to be prepared for your next cruise, it’s a good idea to get familiar with the basic rules of Blackjack:

The goal of blackjack is to beat the dealer’s hand without going over 21.

  1. Face cards are worth 10.

  2. Aces are worth 1 or 11, whichever makes a better hand.

Each player starts with two cards; one of the dealer’s cards is hidden until the end.

  1. To ‘Hit’ is to ask for another card.

  2. To ‘Stand’ is to hold your total and end your turn.

  3. If you go over 21 you bust, and the dealer wins regardless of the dealer’s hand.

  4. If you are dealt 21 from the start (Ace & 10), you got a Blackjack.

Blackjack usually means you win 1.5 the amount of your bet, this also depends on the casino.

The dealer will hit until his/her cards total 17 or higher.

  1. Doubling down is like a hit, only the bet is doubled and you only get one more card.

  2. Split can be done when you have two of the same card – the pair is split into two hands.

  3. Splitting also doubles the bet, because each new hand is worth the original bet.

  4. You can only double/split on the first move, or first move of a hand created by a split.

  5. You cannot play on two aces after they are split.

  6. You can double on a hand resulting from a split of your bet.

“How to Play Blackjack – 21 Winning Tips” is also available as a free eBook.

These are just a few of the tips we have for you, but if you are feeling ready to play, make your reservation today Myrtle Beach!

If you are interested in one of our Las Vegas Style Gambling Cruises or simply want more information – feel free to contact us, or call us.

For our Myrtle Beach location contact us or call us at (843) 249-9811.

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