Last Updated: January 7, 2022
Bust Meaning – Going Over 21 When Playing Blackjack
A term mainly associated with blackjack. When you bust in blackjack, it means that you’re holding a hand with a total value that surpasses 21. This results in you automatically losing the round, regardless of how weak or strong the dealer’s hand is.
For example, if you ask for another card when being dealt 12 and receive a picture card, your total will come up to 22, and the dealer will announce “bust.”