Blackjack, also known as twenty-one, is the most widely played casino banking game in the world and is a comparing card game between a player and a dealer, meaning players compete against the dealer but not against other players. It is played with one or more decks of 52 cards. The objective of the game is to beat the dealer in one of the follow ways: get 21 points on the player's first two cards without a dealer blackjack, reach a final score higher than the dealer without exceeding 21 or let the dealer draw additional cards until his or her hand exceeds 21.


Rules of Play at Casinos

Player Decisions


Rule variations and their consequences for the house edge


Side Bets


Video Blackjack


Hall of Fame

Blackjack in the Arts