NG Slot (AKA Narek Gharibyan) starts a blackjack session at Pepper Mill Casino. He started with $25,000, bet different amounts of money on multiple hands, won some and lost some, and in the end, he walked away with a profit from the two rounds of the game. NG was thankful to the Pepper Mill casino for the experience.


00:31 : NG Started a new shoe with $25,000.
02:07 : Doubling down two hands and winning.
04:22 : Losing a bet.
05:12 : Winning a big hand.
07:25 : Doubling down again and winning.
14:50 : Ending the shoe with a profit.

BlackJack A game of Luck

Blackjack, also known as twenty-one, is a popular casino banking game played with cards. The goal is to have a hand value closer to 21 than the dealer’s hand without exceeding 21 (going “bust”).

How to Play:

  1. Betting: Players place their bets before the cards are dealt.
  2. Dealing: The dealer deals two cards face-up to each player and two cards to themselves (one face-up, one face-down).
  3. Hand Value:
    • Number cards (2-10) are worth their face value.
    • Face cards (Jack, Queen, King) are worth 10.
    • Aces are worth 1 or 11, whichever is more advantageous for the player.
  4. Player’s Turn: Players can choose to:
    • Hit: Take another card.
    • Stand: Keep their current hand.
    • Double Down: Double their bet and receive one more card.
    • Split: If the first two cards have the same value, split them into two separate hands and place an additional bet.
    • Surrender: Forfeit half their bet and end their turn.
  5. Dealer’s Turn: The dealer must hit until their hand value is at least 17.
  6. Determining the Winner:
    • If the player’s hand value is closer to 21 than the dealer’s without exceeding 21, the player wins.
    • If the player goes bust, the dealer wins.
    • If the dealer goes bust, the player wins.
    • If the player and dealer have the same hand value, it’s a push (tie).

Special Hands:

  • Blackjack: An ace and a ten-value card dealt as the first two cards. This usually pays out at 3:2 odds.
  • Insurance: A side bet offered when the dealer’s upcard is an ace. It pays out if the dealer has a blackjack.


  • Basic Strategy: Learn basic strategy to minimize the house edge.
  • Card Counting: Some players use card counting to gain an advantage, although it’s not allowed in most casinos.
  • Manage Your Bankroll: Set a budget and stick to it.