Yes, it is, with one being the dealer and the other being the player.
If you have sixteen and the dealer is showing a six, stand.
Ace can count as a 1 or an 11 depending on which value helps the hand the most.
Once you lay your money on the felt the dealer will lay it out on the table for the cameras to clearly see how much it is and a pit boss will come over and verify the amount.You have a blackjack.Dealers will not respond to your verbal instructions because the cameras need to see your decisions as well.There are many trade-offs when it comes to the rules and number of decks.If youre dealt a ten-value card and an Ace as your first two cards that means you got a Blackjack!At the start of a round the first thing you do is place a bet in the betting circle (sometimes its a square, or just a casino logo on the felt where your bet goes).Player decides how to play hand.Always split 8's and Aces.A practical system for counting cards in blackjack to gain an edge over the casino was made available to the public in the early 1960s.Refer to wikiHow's card counting page if you're interested in the details.Stand : Keep your current cards and do nothing.The dealer will first flip over their hole card (the face down card) and add up their 2-card hand.When the cut card is dealt out in the course of the game, it signals to the dealer that the shoe is running out of cards and the dealer will shuffle the cards and start a new shoe.Doubling, splitting and surrender are not available to the dealer and the dealer does not have any choice with how they play their hand like the player does.Insurance/Even Money: Insurance is a side bet offered when the dealer has an Ace as an up-card.This also applies to face cards.If only one wins, you break even.Deck/Shoe Penetration (PEN This refers to the percentage of the cards that are actually dealt out over the course of a shoe.
I know what youre thinking, Oh my gosh, thats a lot of options, how do I know which one is the best choice?
Insurance, which may be taken for half the original bet, pays 2-1 if the dealer has blackjack.