How to Play Basic Blackjack : Casino Etiquette for Playing Blackjack

Hi! This is Daniel on behalf of Casinoslots South Africa. In this clip, we’re going to talk about proper etiquette when playing 21 at a casino. Now, etiquette is important because you’re going to be the only one necessarily playing any one table.

When joining a game in progress, you’ll want to either ask the players if it’s okay if you join or you’ll want to wait until the dealer is shuffling again. The reason for this is if you’re sitting at a table and you’re playing and it’s going really well, when someone else steps in it can ruin that flow. Now, you may not mind because you’re just joining the game, but if you happen to be in that game and doing well and someone doesn’t follow etiquette, then obviously, you’re the one that’s being detrimental to. So it’s always good to follow that etiqutte. The other thing is when playing at a standard blackjack table or 21 table, you need to buy in.

Buy in is getting your chips. You may come to the table with chips or you’ll hand your money to the dealer. When handing your money to the dealer, you simply place it on the table and ask for a buy in. He will take your money and he’ll give you the proper amount of chips, count them out for you, and then pass them over. He will never directly hand anything nor will be hand anything to you.

When playing the game, when you place a bet, you’re going to simply place it on your placer. Your cards. There are 2 ways that you either want to stand, which is a hand straight out, or you want to hit, which usually is a rub of your cards towards you or your fingers towards you. That’s going to let the dealer know that you want another card. Now, if you’d like to split.

If you’d like to take your 2 cards and split them, simply take them out, say split, and then take the equal amount of chips that you have on your other hand and place it down. The dealer will now know that you want to split the hand. If you’re going to double down, simply tell the dealer that you’re going to double down, take the equal amount of the bet that’s already there and place it next to the other bet. That’s going to tell the dealer that you want one more card and that you’re done with your hand.