Learn to Play Blackjack from a Dealer : How to Play Blackjack

Now that I’ve shown you how to deal, we’re going to show you an example of actual play. So, each player’s been dealt their cards and the dealer, I’ve been dealt my cards, now we’re going to go to the first player on the left. Every player has bet a hundred dollar chip. Okay, starting with the first player, they have a value of twelve, now the player should know their own value, value of their cards, but they can ask the dealer if they need to know. It’s up to the player or the player’s responsibility to let you know what they want to do regarding those two cards.

If they want to hit, which means another card, the player will then say, “hit me”, if they want to stay, they can stay or they can do the options of doubling down or splitting the cards as I showed you before. So lets say they want to hit, and some people tend to go like this, but that’s up to every player. Let’s just for all intents and purposes show you what happens with a hit. Ten and twelve, they want to hit, ah, twenty-two, that’s too much and that’s considered a bust. What happens is the dealer will then collect the chip, take the cards and place them under the cut card.

You’re going to go to the next player, lets say they want to double down on this one, it’s a ten, they will then put another chip up on the hundred dollars, making it two hundred, they will get, as I said, one card down. We’re going to go to the next player, they have a twenty, two tens, they say, “I want to stay”, good enough, once all the players have decided and it gets back to the dealer, the dealer will then turn over their hole card. I have an eighteen, so now we’re going to pay the players or take their chips.

So we’re going to start, this time when paying, start from right to left, when dealing, left to right. They have a twenty, they win, they get even money on pay, so they get an extra hundred dollars, the dealer will then take, actually I’m going to leave these here, they get an extra hundred dollars, they’ll turn, I will turn this card over, its not enough, this is actually sixteen, so the dealer will take the chips they got paid. Now to get the cards off the table, the dealer will then take its dealer’s cards and then scoop all the other cards with the dealers’ card, in one quick fashion, like so, and place the other cards under the cut cards and then we’re good to go again.