In the casino, some games look hard but are actually quite simple. Baccarat takes no skill at all, and Roulette doesn’t take much more. For a table game that beats both of those for excitement and for the chance it offers to beat the house, however, gamblers choose Blackjack. Its strategies may be challenging, but thanks to the new infographic from Casino UK, any player can sit down at the green felt and play like a seasoned pro.
Blackjack dealt face-up
The first variation of Blackjack revealed by the infographic sees cards dealt to the player with their faces visible. In this version, the player never touches the cards, but instead communicates with the dealer via hand signals. To hit, or ask for another card, the player makes a little scratching motion with the index finger. When the player has all the cards he wants, a hand is waved over the cards to signal the dealer that he stands.
Blackjack dealt face-down
The other variant of Blackjack dealt at casinos slides the player’s cards with the faces down and only the patterned back of the card visible. This is played differently from the face-up version, in that the player here is supposed to pick up the cards. Important: Players must use only one hand to hold the cards. To signal a hit, the cards are scraped lightly on the baize. To stand, all one need do is slide the cards face-down under his chips being bet on that hand.
Happy pit boss, happy player
These different ways to play Blackjack may seem arbitrary, but they were developed in order to allow greater transparency for shift supervisors, pit bosses, and surveillance personnel watching from the Eye in the Sky cameras. A hit or stand is unambiguously signaled with this system, so casino employees and players can both feel comfortable that no shenanigans is going on.
Casino UK offers this infographic to help players have more fun. Whether in Las Vegas on gaming online, it’s always a better time when you know what to do.