When talking about popular games BlackJack is probably the most prominent game played both in land-based and online casinos and loved by people. Still gamers should know the precise rules of the game so that they could play according to them and win against the house. Hence plenty of casinos make loads of money off players who know the rules only partially or are not acquainted with them at all; thus no matter which category you fall into spare some time and learn all the rules by heart so that next time you start the game you will be the best player in the whole casino. The exact rules are as follow: there are from 1 to 7 players of BlackJack on any given casino table no matter if it is land-based or online one. Each and every of the players play against the dealer of the cards; in order to win a hand your card value must be 21 or closer, without going over that number. The hand that goes over 21 is named 'bust' and is considered a lost bet. Both your card value and the dealer's card value is the sum of the face value of the cards in a hand. 10 is the value for all face cards, which have King, Queen or Jack. The others ranging from 2 to 10 have value according to the number of their face. The Ace gives you 1 or 11 depending on what makes a better hand. In case the Ace is played as 11 it is called 'soft', on the contrary – if 1 it is called 'hard'. Still a 'soft' hand cannot be busted if you draw another face card whereas a 'hard' hand can. To exercise and excel at BlackJack it is best if you start playing without real money at first.