Blackjack is a popular card game and has been the subject of many books and films.
The first mention of blackjack can be found in a book called The Compleat Gamester, which was published in 1674.
The object of blackjack is to beat the dealer by getting as close as possible to 21 points (a ‘bust’) without going over (known as ‘breaking’).
Players can play with up to eight decks of cards and there are various betting options available such as placing bets on the player’s hand or on the dealer.
A game of blackjack is played between the dealer and the player. The goal is to have a score that is closer to 21 points without going over. Players are dealt 2 cards, after which they decide whether they want to hit or stand.