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One of our Blackjack tables - Picture of Grosvenor Casino Huddersfield -  Tripadvisor

One of our Blackjack tables - Picture of Grosvenor Casino Huddersfield -  Tripadvisor

There is never a shortage of entertainment when you have an outdoor gaming accessory like a blackjack table. It’s a little bit of Las Vegas right in your own backyard–literally. Kids love to play cards for fun. Now and again, adults might want to play for higher stakes.

Blackjack Tables for the Home

Outdoor blackjack tables are durable, but don’t leave them directly in bad weather or harsh sunlight. Either cover them up or move them inside when you’re not using them. Gaming tables can last a long time when well cared for. They are also easy to clean.

Gaming Options

Because they are lightweight, they’re easy to move. Even the sturdiest kind can be moved quickly. Some are collapsible and made to be put away easily. Others have tabletops with blackjack on one side and different games on the other side.

Blackjack tables and all kinds of gaming supplies can be bought easily online. Look for games that you and your family will most enjoy. If blackjack isn’t your thing, backgammon, checkers, and just about any other game you can think of can be easily found, and in a style that perfectly matches your outdoor decor.

How to play Hold 'em Blackjack

Hold’em Blackjack is a player-to player game which is relatively new to online casinos. When I heard that Andy Goetsch had decided to combine the numerical simplicity of blackjack with the complexity and psychology of poker, I wasn’t sure how it would turn out. Could these two vastly different games be brought together without losing the charms of both?

Well Hold ’em Blackjack certainly isn’t a novelty and has gone from strength to strength and is now being played in some of the biggest online poker rooms. And they get good traffic for these games. Let’s look at how the game is played.

How to Play Hold ’em Blackjack 

The card rankings are the same as regular blackjack. i.e. Numbers have their face value, Pictures are worth 10, and Aces 1 or 11. The best hand is seven cards worth less than 21 (called ‘seven card Charlie’), then the next is 21, then 20 etc. (Hands over 21 are busted.) All 21 point hands have the same value, regardless of what combination of cards they are. The best hand wins the pot and any ties split it.

Round 1 

The betting is similar to Texas Hold ’em. Two players post the small and big blinds with the rest of the players adding the ante to the pot. Then all the players (starting to the left of the dealer) receive one card each face down and the betting action begins starting to the left of the big blind. Betting actions are the same as from Texas Hold ’em (raise, call, fold etc.). IThe first and second rounds of betting are Fixed Limit (equal to the Big Blind in the first round).

Round 2 

Each player receives one card face up, then betting continues (Fixed Limit, equal to twice the Big Blind).

Round 3 

Remaining players complete their hands, Hitting until they think they have made their best possible Blackjack hand. (Cards are dealt face down). Interestingly, players with busted hands must Stand as they are still in the game. A busted hand of 22 beats a busted hand of 23. Then betting commences once again, this time it’s Spread Limit (this means that the amount of a raise needs to be between twice and ten times the amount of the Big Blind).

The Showdown 

The players show their hands in the same order as Texas Hold ’em. The player with the best hand gets the pot, but any ties split it. Ties are a lot more common than in Texas Hold ’em, as it is only the total of the hand that counts, not which cards it is made up with.

Conclusion 

is Hold ’em Blackjack the next Texas Hold ’em?

In conculsion, Hold ’em Blackjack is a very interesting game and a lot more interesting than I expected. Having only one card showing makes a big difference. Often, I found it preferable to have a weak card there, as it allowed me to take more cards making my hand more difficult to predict. Will it replace Texas Hold ’em? Well, maybe not, but given the upsurge in online gambling with the general public, and its uptake by the major online casinos, Hold ’em Blackjack could well become a close second.

How to play BlackJack

This is not some strategy on how you can always win at BlackJack. After all, if I always won at BlackJack I would not be making an Article about it. I would be in a casino. This article is merely about giving you the advantage. Please pick up my free guide on what hands to play in every situation you can get it here. http://www.man-land.com then click on gambling. Print out the chart and use it to gamble. Have fun and make sure you play practice rounds first.