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BLACKJACK

Blackjack, or as some players refer to it, 21 (twenty one), is more than just a game to see if and when the player, or dealer reaches the magic number of 21 when adding up the cards they are dealt. The objective of the player at the game of Blackjack is to beat the dealer by having the value of their hand equal 21, or to be closer to, but not over, the number 21. If the first 2 cards that are dealt total 21, that is Blackjack, and whoever has it wins the game.

The dealer has rules they must follow, and these rules help to increase the chances of the player winning.

The inscriptions on our Blackjack table:

  • Blackjack pays 3 to 2
  • The dealer must "stand" on the number 17, but must draw if they have 16 or less.
  • Insurance pays 2 to 1

INSURANCE

  1. When the dealer's first card is an Ace, any player who has "Blackjack" (21) with their first 2 cards may wager half of their original wager, betting that the dealers second card will have a value of 10.
  2. Any wager made under this rule is payable at odds of 2 to 1.

WAGERS

  1. No wager may be made, withdrawn, or increased after the first card of the round is dealt.
    • The exceptions being Insurance, Doubling, or Splitting (doubling and splitting are explained below)
  2. If both the player and the dealer have 21, the player wins.

Maximum and minimum wagers permitted for play shall be shown.

THE CARDS

  1. Six decks of 52 cards each are used for playing.
  2. The decks of cards will be shuffled after each hand is played.

Card Values

  • Aces have a value of either 1 or 11, whichever makes for a better Blackjack hand - The exception to this rule is if the dealer gets an Ace as one of their first cards, it must be counted as an 11 if it would give them a total over 17. In this case the dealer must stand (not take any more cards). If getting the Ace does not cause the dealers first 2 cards to total 17 or more, they can use the Ace as a 1
  • Jacks, Queens, and Kings have a value of 10
  • Cards from 2 to 10 have their face value

RULES OF ONLINE BLACKJACK

After the "wager" is set the game can begin. The player, and the dealer are dealt 2 cards. The player's cards are both placed face down, the dealer's first card is placed face up, and the second card is placed face down.

  • Before the dealer receives their second card, if any of the players have Blackjack they can now place the "Insurance wager". If the wager is lost, the player should immediately pay the dealer.
  • If the player has Blackjack and no "Insurance" wager is possible, the dealer should pay the player immediately.

When the player does not want to "stay" with the 2 cards they have, they can request to be dealt cards until they either reach 21, go over 21, or they get as close to 21 as they believe can beat the dealers hand.

The dealer can take cards until they either, reach 17, at which point they must "stay", go over 21, or they get Blackjack.

When the dealer and the player are finished getting more cards, the hands must be shown and the person closest to 21 wins. This game is now over and the winnings need to be collected.

EXTRA PLAYS

Doubling

A player with two cards totaling a value of 9, 10, or 11 may elect to "Double" their wager on the condition that only 1 additional card may be dealt to them.

Splitting

When a player is dealt a pair (2 cards of the same value), other than 4s, 5s, and 10s, as their first 2 cards, they have the option to "split", or separate the cards into 2 hands. The wager must stay the same as the wager made on the first hand. The dealer than deals the second card to each of the split cards and the game continues.

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