What is the value of the cards in Blackjack? o How much are the cards worth in Blackjack? These are some of the questions that many of us have asked ourselves at some point, specifically when we have decided to learn the rules of this magnificent game or when, even knowing how to play, we have needed to refresh our memory.
Blackjack or 21 is, along with point and banking and poker, one of the most popular games in casinos, both physical and online, and although it may not seem so at first glance, you can increase your winning options by studying a certain strategy, although we will leave that for another time. Let’s focus on the value of the cards in Blackjack, which is surely what you are looking for.
In Blackjack a standard deck of 52 cards is used although it is never played with a single one since it would be very easy to count the cards that come out and win the bank. For this reason, the dealer will always mix several decks of 52 cards, to make it more difficult. The most popular modality is played with 6 decks, a total of 312 cards.
Each card has a unique value minus the AS, which can be worth 1 or 11 depending on what interests us. For example, if the dealer deals us an AS and a FIVE, we can choose between having 16 points or 6 points.
These cards are the most popular not only for the flexibility they offer us but also because we will need an AS to be able to do Blackjack – it should be remembered that Blackjack is made with two cards, an AS and a figure (J, Q, K).
The cards numbered from 2 to 10 have the value corresponding to their numbering and the figures (J, Q, K) are worth 10 points each . An important fact to keep in mind is that in a deck of 52 cards there are 16 cards that are worth 10 points. If played with 6 decks, this amount is 96 (16 x 6).