object of blackjack is to acheive a score of 21 or as close to
21 as possible without going over. The player competes with the
dealer, where the dealer is the house, and follows a set of house
rules. To bet, place any number of chips in front of you (be aware
of the min/max bets of the table before you start playing) the
player is then delt 2 cards face up, while the dealer deals himself
the first card up, and the second down.
All face cards have a value of 10, cards 2-9 are face
value, and aces can count as 1 or 11, depending upon the rest
of the player's or dealer's hand.
If the dealer's card is an ace, the player has the
option of placing a side bet called "insurance". This
bet is half of the player's initial bet and pays 2 to 1 if the
dealer has blackjack. The dealer then checks the hole card to
see if it's a value of 10. If the dealer doesn't have blackjack
the bet is lost. If he does, the player loses the insurance bet
as well as the table bet.
If the dealer does not have an ace upcard, betting
continues and the player has the following options.
player sticks with whatever cards have been dealt, this happens
when the player is contempt with what he/she is holding, or feels
as though the dealer has a good chance of busting.
player takes an additional card to add to the existing hand.
player doubles their bet and is dealt only one more card. This is
only an option on the initiall 2 card hand.
the player is dealt 2 cards of equal value (ie. 2 aces) he has the
option of splitting them into 2 seperate hands. An additional bet
for the new hand equal to the first bet. Now there are 2 hands available
for the player to wager on. Blackjack does not pay 3 to 2 in this
player has the option to give up half of the initial bet instead
of playing out the hand. Surrendering is only avaible on the initall
2 card hand. This option is not available at every casino, check
the rules before you start playing.
player's hand reaches a sum greater than 21, they bust. If the player
is dealt an ace and a card with a value of 10, this is blackjack
and the player is automatically credited (most casinos pay 3 to
2 for blackjack). However, if the dealer has blackjack as well,
it's a push.
After all players have played their hands, it is the
dealer's turn to play out his hand. The dealer has no options on
how to play out his hand, he follows a set of rules provided by
the casino (house rules). If the dealer busts, everyone at the table
who didn't bust, wins. If a player's hand is higher than the dealers
without going over 21, they win. If the dealer has a higher hand
than the player without going over 21, the dealer wins. If the player
and dealer tie, the player's bet is returned and is called a push.
these tables to help when playing blackjack online, they are designed
specifically for online gambling use.
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