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    Default Blackjack

    I'm working on a program to simulate a game of blackjack and I'm a bit stuck. I want to have a running score that would be "score + value" after each card is dealt, I know I'm going the wrong way about it but just can't figure it out, any help is greatly appreciated!

    import java.util.Scanner;
    import java.util.Random;

    class blackjack{
    public static void main(String args[]){

    Scanner in = new Scanner(System.in);



    int value, score=0;
    String card1, card2, card3, card4, card5, play1, play2, play3;

    Random random = new Random();

    String[] suit = {"Spades", "Hearts", "Clubs", "Diamonds"};
    int selectS = random.nextInt(suit.length);

    String[] rank = {"Ace", "2", "3", "4", "5", "6", "7", "8", "9", "10", "Jack", "Queen", "King"};
    int selectR = random.nextInt(rank.length);

    card1 = (rank[selectR] + " of " + suit[selectS]);
    card2 = (rank[selectR] + " of " + suit[selectS]);
    card3 = (rank[selectR] + " of " + suit[selectS]);
    card4 = (rank[selectR] + " of " + suit[selectS]);
    card5 = (rank[selectR] + " of " + suit[selectS]);

    if(selectR >=9 ) {
    value = 10;
    }

    if(selectR ==0 && score < 22) {
    value = 11;
    }

    if(selectR ==0 && score > 21){
    value = 1;
    }

    if(selectR >0 && selectR<9 ) {
    value = selectR+1;
    }

    System.out.println(card1);
    System.out.println(card2+"\nRunning score : "+score);

    System.out.print("\nHit or stay?");
    play1 = in.nextLine();
    if(play1.equals("hit")){
    System.out.println(card3+"\nRunning score : "+score);
    }

    System.out.print("\nHit or stay?");
    play2 = in.nextLine();
    if(play2.equals("hit")){
    System.out.println(card4+"\nRunning score : "+score);
    }

    System.out.print("\nHit or stay?");
    play3 = in.nextLine();
    if(play3.equals("hit")){
    System.out.println(card5+"\nRunning score : "+score);
    }






    } //end main
    } //end class


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    Default Re: Blackjack

    When posting code, please use the highlight tags and standard naming conventions.

    I don't see any place in this code where you set or increment the score variable.

    Also, have you not learned about loops yet?
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    I just learned about loops today and got it working, thanks for the help!

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