Useful Terms For Playing Blackjack

In order to start familiarizing yourself with Blackjack mmc 996, we must consider the terminology which, although simple, plays a role of great importance since it becomes the common language useful for players to be able to correctly express their intentions during the game,

Hit (or Card)

This is the action for which you will get another card from the sabot, after having decided to try to reach a score closer to 21.


If you decide not to take more cards and you want to stop, this is the right action; in fact, you may notice that the total of your cards is already better than the dealer’s and that you don’t need to add more cards to yours.

Double down

After taking a look at the dealer’s starting cards, you noticed that your combination is better and could beat the dealer’s hand, and you may, therefore, decide to double your bet to try and increase your winnings. But it must be remembered that care must be taken not to make the wrong decision.

Split (or Division)

If the starting cards in your hand have the same value, you may decide to divide them. In this way, you will also have to place a bet on the second card, which will become the first of the second pair of cards. Both cards, thus separated, will be part of two different pairs and will thus be played separately.


In this case, the player feels that his hand, or the combination of his cards, is worse than that of the dealer and may, therefore, decide to give up the game. It means that half of the stake will be returned, but that the game will stop there. This could be a smart move if, for example, the dealer has a 10 or an Ace as their face-up card and the player instead scores only a 16 on the starting cards; but experts advise not to stop the game too often; otherwise, you risk making it just a waste of money. Besides, you never know what could be hidden under the dealer’s face-down card. The beauty of the game is its unpredictability.


This possibility exists, for obvious reasons, only if the dealer’s face-up card is an Ace. This bet is independent of the initial bet made on the first two cards and corresponds to its half.

The idea behind the insurance is to recover the hand money in case the dealer actually has a Blackjack. In fact, if the dealer had a Blackjack since the insurance pays 2: 1, the player will lose the initial bet, but will still receive double the value of the insurance back. It is also true that, if the dealer does not have a Blackjack instead, the insurance would be lost regardless of the result of the hand.

Getting high (or bust)

Both the dealer and the player can get high, and as a consequence of this, lose the hand. In practice, “getting high” means scoring a higher score than 21, whatever it is.

Win / Lose

The player wins the hand if he does not bust and if the combination of cards he has is higher than that of the dealer. The player loses the hand, however, if the dealer has not busted and his hand is higher and consequently closer to 21.


This term varies according to the casino game considered. In Blackjack, “push ” indicates the case in which both the player and the banker have the same total, and neither has busted.

21 Natural (or Blackjack)

A “natural 21” is nothing more than a Blackjack or a combination of two starting cards whose total is a 21. Logically, these two cards can only be an Ace and a 10. It is important to know what a natural is because, if the player has a combination of 3 or more cards whose total gives a score of 21, while the dealer has a blackjack, the dealer’s hand will be the winning one.