Values : The game is played with between one and eight decks
of playing cards with
no jokers. All numbered cards have their face value. Jacks, Queens
and Kings are worth ten and Aces can be either one or eleven.
of the Game : Your goal is to beat the dealer. To do this
you want to get cards
totaling 21 or as close to 21 without going over.
|How To Play Blackjack
|To play you need to first place a
bet on the betting spot on the table. In most cases this will be your
total bet. It is not like an ante with poker games. The dealer then
deals you two cards and the dealer two cards, one face up and one
At this point you can look at you hand and one of the dealers cards.
You can then decide if you want to make another move. Possible moves
are Hit, Stand, Split, Double Down and Insurance. If you have a hand
totaling 21 with your first two cards you have blackjack and the dealer
reveals his hand straight away.
Hit - Take
another card as many times as you like
- Take no more cards and stay with what you have
Split - Make two separate hands out of your initial
cards. Requires two bets
Double Down - Double your bet and get one
more card only
Insurance - If the dealer has
an Ace up card you can bet that he will have blackjack
|There are several possible
blackjack hand outcomes. Following are the details and the pay offs
for each of the outcomes.
Blackjack - Any
two card hand consisting of an Ace and a Ten. Pays 3 to 2
- Your total is higher than the dealers or the dealer busts. Pays
2 to 1
Push - Your hand ties with the dealers.
You bet is returned to you.
Lose - If the dealer
has a higher hand you will lose your bet.
- If the dealer has blackjack when you will get paid 1 to 1
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