How To Make A Game Like Blackjack

What is Blackjack?

Blackjack is a casino game that pits the player against the dealer. It is incredibly popular, and is the most popular casino banking game in the world. It’s even inspired a few different game shows, including a game within The Price Is Right called “Hit Me!” By applying the SVU model (Simplicity, Variability, and Uniqueness), we can understand what makes this game so successful and learn how to make a game like Blackjack.

  • Simplicity: all that is required to play Blackjack is one deck of cards. Compared to many other casino games, it is relatively simple to learn – the only rule is to get your cards as close to 21 without going over. Anyone with basic addition skills can learn to play Blackjack.
  • Variability: there are several “house rules” that can be employed when playing Blackjack. Some are regional – 21st Century Blackjack in California and Spanish 21 in Australia, allowing players to get a new experience when playing in different parts of the world.
  • Uniqueness: Blackjack is unique in that it is a casino game that is easy to understand – this makes it more appealing to both gamblers and dealers.


  • 52 poker size (2.5”x 3.5”) cards, 310 GSM black core linen with varnish.
  • 1 tuck box – gloss lamination

Blackjack Playing Cards

When designing your custom poker deck, you can use one of PrintNinja’s pre-made card face artwork options to save time and money. For other tips on saving money while making your card game, check out card game cost reduction strategies. If you want a ballpark estimate of how much your poker deck would cost, reference our sample pricing page. 

To find out how much making a game like Blackjack would cost, plug the specifications into our custom card game calculator.

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Looking for more inspiration? Check out some of our other tutorials, featuring instructions on how to make games like Cards Against Humanity, Apples to Apples, and Uno. 

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