Blackjack is a popular casino card game and is so easy to learn! A Blackjack is achieved when the first 2 cards dealt to the player consist of an ace and a picture card or a ten. This hand cannot be beaten! The idea of the game is to achieve a total of 21 or as close to 21 as possible without exceeding 21.
There are 7 playing positions on a Blackjack table with each player having their own position and box. When all bets have been placed, all players will receive the first 2 cards which constitute a hand.
All cards are counted at face value with all picture cards (King, Queen, Jack) being counted as 10. Aces may have a value of 1 or 11.
The Game Once the opening hand has been dealt, players in turn may then opt to draw additional cards to improve their hand. However, should a player’s total exceed 21 then the bet will lose.
The dealer must stand on 17 and must draw to 16.
Should the dealer’s total exceed 21 then player’s bets remaining in play will win.
Should the dealer’s total fall between 17 and 21, then bets will be paid as follows:
If the player’s hand is greater than that of the dealer, then the player wins and the bet will be paid. If the player’s hand is less than that of the dealer then the player loses and the bet will be taken.
If the player’s hand is the same total as the dealer then the bet will stand or push. In other words, the bet will not win or lose.
A Blackjack is paid at 3:2 (or one and a half to one).
All other payouts are made at 1:1 (or even money).
These additional features of Blackjack will make your game more interesting and exciting!
A player may opt to Double Down after receiving the opening hand of any 2 cards with the exception of a Blackjack.
An additional bet is made which is of the same value as the original stake. The new bet is placed alongside the original bet and the player will receive just one additional card. Aces will count as 1 or 11.
A player may opt to split their hand should the cards of the opening hand be of equal value. Splitting the hand gives the player the option to create 2 new hands.
A bet equal to the value of the original bet must be placed in order to split. The cards will then be separated by the dealer to form the 2 new hands.
The dealer will then deal a second card to the first split card and this hand will be completed before the procedure is repeated.
New hands may be split up to 3 times, thus creating a total of 4 hands. However, a pair of Aces may only be split once with only one card being dealt to each Ace to make the 2 new hands.
Double after Split
Players have the option to Double Down after splitting a hand (see Double Down).
Insurance is a separate and independent bet which may be made by the player when the dealer’s first card is an Ace. The player is betting that the dealer will get a Blackjack.
All insurance bets must be placed before any third card is dealt and the value of the bet can be any amount up to HALF the value of the original stake.
Should the dealer get a Blackjack, then all insurance bets are paid at 2:1 (two to one). Should the dealer fail to achieve a Blackjack, then the insurance bet will lose.
Should you have any questions regarding the above rules of play then please ask any member of our staff who will be happy to assist you.
Good luck and enjoy the game!
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