How to Be a Blackjack Dealer : Rules for Clearing Cards in Blackjack

Uploaded by expertvillage on 03.03.2008

Hi. My name is Melissa Powell and I'm with Expert Village. We're talking about Blackjack.
Now the point of the game of Blackjack is to make twenty-one or get as close to twenty-one
as you can without busting or going over that limit. So each Player will start with two
cards. And Dealer also plays, so I'm called The House and I will also get two cards. Now
in typically in Blackjack, the Dealer must hit or take a card if they have sixteen or
less. And the Players, of course, can do whatever they like. Now it's more important that you
beat me than you beat anybody else. It doesn't make any difference. Each Player is on his
or her own in this game. So we'll start by dealing everybody two cards and then we'll
go into the options that you have once we've done that. Each Player gets two cards. The
first card each Player gets is face up, and my card as the Dealer is face down. Now the
second card goes in the bottom left hand corner and they all get two cards. Now I flip my
top card up and I have a two and that's all anybody can see. Now I can see everybody else's
cards, but I have forced rules, whereas each person can do whatever they like. So let's
start here. We go left to right as the Dealer. So this person, the blue chips, have a fifteen.
In Blackjack, all of the face cards have a value of ten. And remember, you're trying
to get as close to twenty-one as possible. So this player has fifteen. Typically, they
could hit or stand and I would say that this player would probably hit. They have twenty-five.
Obviously they've bust. So I immediately pick up their cards and clear them. We'll get to
all of the betting later. But right now, let's just go over values of the cards.