If you are a casino player, you must have known blackjack already. It is not to know this game if you are frequent in casinos since this is one of the top games. This is usually the first choice of casino players offline, and even in an online gambling Malaysia.
For beginners or for those who have not played blackjack and want to learn about this game, you first need to know some of the terms used so it will be easier for you to understand the rules. Some of the most frequently used terms are the following:
Hitting – this is when a player will need to ask for another card from the dealer as he is not confident with his cards at hand. However, this needs calculation as if your cards will surpass 21, you automatically lose.
Standing – this is when a player will decide that his cards are okay, and it would be riskier to take another card. He believes that his card has a fight. This needs calculations as well as he should analyze the cards of the dealer and his only way to do that is to guess or maybe, to watch the reaction of the dealer and his other opponents.
Splitting – when a player will get two the rank of cards, he has the option to split or to make 2 hands. It will be like he will become two players as each hand has different bets. In this situation, he can either win both hands or lose both hands. He can also win only one hand and vice versa.
Doubling down – this is when a player will double his bet but will only take a single card.
Surrendering – this is when a player will give up his cards and half of his bet before the dealer will announce a blackjack. There are two ways to surrender, the early surrender and the late surrender. With the early surrender, you give up even before the dealer checks his cards and will get most of your money. But only a few casinos offer this. Most of the time, it is the late surrender where you will give up before the dealer announces a blackjack, as mentioned above.
These are just the basic terms. There are still some terms that are not listed here, and it is best that you still familiarize them so you will know what term to use in case you want to do some actions. Well, of course, someone can always correct you, but it would be a hassle. So, while you are still trying to learn the game, you can at the same time check out some of the terms used in the game as well.
Indeed, blackjack is quite an interesting game and it is no surprise why this attracts many players. Though this is still a game of chance, your skill in knowing what action to use can greatly contribute to the outcome of the game.