Getting Ready: Online Blackjack Game

Understand the online Blackjack game problem and learn the questions to further simplify this problem.

Problem definition

Blackjack is one of the most played games in casinos. In this game, several players play against the dealer. The objective of the game is to get closer to 21 than the dealer without exceeding the 21 points. This game is played with a deck of cards. Each card has a specific value associated with it, and these values are compared. The value of an ace card can be 1 or 11 points while cards of 10, Jack, Queen, and King value 10 points. Whereas, cards 2-9 have the same values as the number written on them. Hence, the player having one ace and a face card (King, Queen, or Jack card.) or a 10 card has 21 points. This is called Blackjack.

At the start of the game, a bet is placed by a player, and then the dealer will create hands (Each player and the dealer get two cards each.). All players have both cards exposed while the dealer has one card exposed and one card hidden. Now, both the dealer and the player can hit (Draw an additional card.) a card and ensure that they should not get over 21. Anyone exceeding 21 points, busts and loses the bet. The player can stand pat (Stop taking cards) at any time. When a player stops taking cards, if the player has more points than the dealer but less than 22, they win the bet.

The following slide represents how to play Blackjack:

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