# How to Play Blackjack

Hi! You are reading the tutorial on the game of blackjack created specially by Neteller casinos. Today we will learn how to play blackjack with the help of step-by-step instructions.

Let’s see the game process to understand how blackjack is played. Let’s imagine that we have 5 players at the blackjack table. I’ll be playing for the dealer. The game of blackjack starts after the players bets are placed and the cards are dealt. Note that all the players’ cards are dealt face up while the dealer’s cards are dealt one face up and another face down, which will be revealed when it’s the dealer’s turn to play. The first player has a Blackjack, this hand is an automatic win unless the dealer has a blackjack too.

As you can see the dealer does not have a blackjack because his up card is not a 10 or an Ace. The dealer pays out the win of 3 to 2. Players who don’t have blackjack must choose between the basic blackjack options which are: Hit, Stand, Double Down, and Split.

The first one is to Stand which means to ask for no more cards. This player has 18 and he decides to Stand as his hand will probably bust if he takes one more card. The second option is to Hit which means to ask for one more card. You can Hit as many times as you want until you decide to Stand or reach 21, or bust. The player at the 3rd seat has a hand totaling 12 and he decides to hit. Now the hand totals 17 and he Hits again.

He got lucky and stands on 19. The third option is to Double Down. This option automatically increases the bet twice and deals only one more card. The player at the 4th seat has 11 and he decides to Double Down. The fourth option is to Split.

If the player is dealt two cards of equal rank he can split them into two hands and play each hand separately with the bet doubled. The last player splits the pair of 8s. The player Hits and gets a 9.

This hand totals 21 and it automatically Stands. The player Hits the second hand and gets a 10. This hand totals 23 and it busts.

Now it’s the dealer’s turn to play. According to most blackjack games the dealer must stand on all 17s and draw to 16. The dealer turns his face down card face up. He has 14 and according to the rules he Hits and gets 18. Now the dealer must Stand and all the players’ hands are compared to the dealer’s hand one by one. This hand is a push as the player’s and the dealer’s hands are both equal.

The player gets his bet back. The player at the third seat has 19 which is higher than the dealer’s hand and he wins even money. The next player has 15 which is less than the dealer’s and he loses his bet.

The last player has 21 which is higher than the dealer’s hand but is not a Blackjack. That’s why he is paid 1 to 1. These are the basic instructions to the game of blackjack, however there are many other variations of blackjack which differ by some rules and options. Be sure to check all the rules of the game you’ve chosen before you start playing.