Blackjack is a popular casino game that is played with a deck of 52 cards. The goal of the game is to beat the dealer’s hand by getting as close to 21 as possible without going over.
There are a few key things to keep in mind when playing blackjack: the hand, the count, and the house edge. The hand is the collection of cards that a player is currently playing with.
The count is the number of times that a player has been dealt cards and thus knows their current total. The house edge is the percentage that the casino profits from each hand.
As far as how blackjack pays out, it depends on a variety of factors, but typically in blackjack, the dealer keeps all winnings except for $2 if a player goes over 21 (this rule changes depending on how strict the casino is about counting blackjacks). In general, casinos favor players who are conservative with their bets, while favoring those who take more risks.
This means that players who stick to basic strategy (playing low numbers and avoiding hard hands) tend to fare better than those who try to beat the odds by playing more aggressively.