Blackjack is a popular casino game that can be played with a deck of 52 cards. The object of the game is to score as many points as possible by playing cards that add up to a total of 21.
Blackjack is typically played with two hands, with the aim of achieving a higher total than the dealer.
The game is divided into two stages: the ante and main game. In the ante stage, players are dealt two cards face down, and then placed bets. The main game begins with the dealer placing a bet and playing one card face up.
Each player then plays one card, and the player with the highest card (or 21 if no one has a higher card) wins the hand. If both players have the same high card, then the hand is a tie and no winner is declared.
The house edge in blackjack varies depending on the casino, but it typically ranges from 0.5% to 2%.
This means that for every 100 hands played, the house will earn an average of 50 cents per hand.