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HOW TO PLAY BLACKJACK

Blackjack or 21 (twenty-one), is by far the most popular casino table game. It is quick to learn the basics and playing blackjack is fun. The objective of Blackjack is for a Player to come as close to 21 without going over, while still having a higher total than the Dealer. Prior to receiving any cards, the Player must place a bet. Once the bet is made, the Player is dealt two cards face up. The Dealer is also dealt two cards. If the total value of the Player's cards is closer to 21 than the Dealer, the Player wins as much as was bet. The Player also wins if the Dealer goes over 21 and the Player has not busted.

Bet - To place a bet, the Player must click on the chip value that they wish to bet.

Deal - Press Deal to begin the game once a bet has been placed. The Player gets two cards face up and the Dealer gets two cards.

Hit - Player desires another card to be dealt. The Player may take a hit at any time before standing.

Stand - Player desires to keep hand dealt. The game will automatically stand when the Player has 21 or after doubling down.

Split - If the Player's first two cards are of the same value (i.e. 7, 7, or Q, K) they may be split into 2 separate hands by placing a second bet of equal value. The Player may have up to 3 hands at one time. The Player then proceeds to draw cards as usual, with these exceptions:
If a Player splits two aces, only one additional card is dealt for each hand. A hand totaling 21 after splitting aces is considered 21, not Blackjack.
Double - When a Player has been dealt the first two cards and believes that the third card will give them a position to beat the Dealer's hand, they can "double down." The bet is doubled, and one additional card is dealt to the Player. The hand is automatically stood, and the Dealer then completes its hand comparing it to the Players' total.

Blackjack - Is achieved when first two cards total 21. Blackjack beats a score of 21 consisting of 3 or more cards.

Bust - Is achieved when total value of cards for either the Dealer or the Player exceeds 21. If the Player busts the bet is lost, if the Dealer busts the Player automatically wins the bet.

Push - Is achieved when the value of the Dealer's cards (from 17 to 21) and the Player's cards are equal resulting in neither winning. It also results in the return of the Player's bet.

Surrender - Once a Player hits surrender, the Player will receive 50% of his current bet and 50% will go to the house. Surrender is only allowed on the first 2 cards a player receives.

Insurance - Gives you a chance to protect yourself when you believe the Dealer might have Blackjack. If the Dealer's first card is an ace, and the Player believes the Dealer's hole card (face down) value is 10, the Player may purchase insurance against Dealer Blackjack at the price of half their initial bet. If the Dealer does have Blackjack, the insurance pays 2 to 1, which corresponds to the amount of the initial bet. If the Player has bought insurance and the Dealer does not have Blackjack, the Player loses his insurance. The Player's initial bet is then settled by comparing his cards with the Dealer's. If the Dealer and the Player both have Blackjack, the game results in a push with the Player profiting by the amount won by taking insurance - also called "even money"

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HOW TO PLAY DOUBLE-DECK BLACKJACK

Rules

  • The game is played using two decks, which are reshuffled after each hand.
  • Play one or two hands per round in the download version.  Instant play is one hand only.
  • Dealer stands on soft 17.
  • Player Blackjack pays 3 to 2.
  • Any other winning hand is paid 1 to 1.
  • Insurance pays 2 to 1.
  • No surrender.
  • Split aces receive only one card.
  • No re-splitting of aces.
  • A split ace and a ten-value card is not a Blackjack.

Betting

  • Click on a chip to place a bet.
  • Additional clicks on the chip interface will add to the wager.
  • To remove a bet, click on the chip in the betting circle.
  • Minimum amount to bet is $10 while the maximum is $250.

Card values

  • Card suits are irrelevant.
  • Cards 2 to 10 have face value.
  • Jacks, queens, and kings are worth 10.
  • Aces have a value of 1 or 11.

Win or lose

  • The Player wins when achieving a score that is 21 or less, but greater than the Dealerís final total.
  • Achieving a score of 21 or less when the Dealerís final score exceeds 21.
  • An ace and any ten-value card on the initial deal is called a Blackjack.
  • Blackjack pays 3 to 2, providing that the Dealer does not also have Blackjack.
  • A Player and Dealer Blackjack on the same hand results in a tie, known as a Push.
  • If the Player's total is over 21, or if the Dealer achieves a better score, the Player loses.

Button descriptions

  • Deal - Used to start the game after you have placed your bet.
  • Hit - Used when you want to be dealt another card. Players can hit as many times as they like unless the total of the cards equals or exceeds 21.
  • Stand - Used when you want to keep the hand dealt to you. This automatically happens if you hit 21 or double down.
  • Double - After being dealt the first two cards a Player can decide to double down. The bet on the hand is doubled and one additional card is dealt to the Player.
  • Split - This option is available when the first two cards dealt to the Player  are of equal value. They are then split into two separate hands. An additional bet equal to the original bet is placed on the table. The Player plays both hands to completion. Any winning score of 21 including an ace and 10-value card after a split is paid 1 to 1.
  • Rebet - When a hand is complete, you have the option to rebet the amount previously bet.
  • Insurance - If the Dealer is showing an ace, the Player is offered a supplemental bet called insurance. A wager of exactly half of the original bet is placed on the table. If the Dealer has Blackjack, the house pays the Insurance bet 2 to 1. If the Dealer does not have Blackjack, the Player loses the insurance bet, and the Player's initial bet is then settled by comparing his cards with the Dealer's. If the Dealer and the Player both have Blackjack, the game is pushed and the Player gets the amount won by taking insurance, called even money.

Glossary

  • Bust - When either the Dealer's or the Player's cards equal more than 21.
  • Push - When the total of both hands are the same and fall between 17 and 21, neither hand wins.
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HOW TO PLAY SINGLE-DECK BLACKJACK

Single Deck Blackjack is played with one deck only and gives the player with the best theoretical return of all the blackjack games in the casino.

The objective of Blackjack is for a Player to come as close to 21 without going over, while still having a higher total than the Dealer.

Rules:

  • The game is played using one deck, which is reshuffled after each hand.
  • Play one hand per round.
  • Dealer hits on soft 17.
  • Player Blackjack pays 3 to 2.
  • Any other winning hand is paid 1 to 1.
  • Insurance pays 2 to 1.
  • No surrender.
  • Split aces receive only one card.
  • No re-splitting of aces.
  • A split ace and a ten-value card is not a Blackjack.

Betting

  • Click on a chip to place a bet.
  • Additional clicks on the chip interface will add to the wager.
  • To remove a bet, click on the chip in the betting circle.
  • Minimum amount to bet is $25 while the maximum is $300.

Card values

  • Card suits are irrelevant.
  • Cards 2 to 10 have face value.
  • Jacks, queens, and kings are worth 10.
  • Aces have a value of 1 or 11.

Win or lose

  • The Player wins when achieving a score that is 21 or less, but greater than the Dealerís final total.
  • Achieving a score of 21 or less when the Dealerís final score exceeds 21.
  • An ace and any ten-value card on the initial deal is called a Blackjack.
  • Blackjack pays 3 to 2, providing that the Dealer does not also have Blackjack.
  • A Player and Dealer Blackjack on the same hand results in a tie, known as a push.
  • If the Player's total is over 21, or if the Dealer achieves a better score, the Player loses.

 

Button descriptions

  • Deal - Used to start the game after you have placed your bet.
  • Hit - Used when you want to be dealt another card. Players can hit as many times as they like unless the total of the cards equals or exceeds 21.
  • Stand - Used when you want to keep the hand dealt to you. This automatically happens if you hit 21 or double down.
  • Double - After being dealt the first two cards a Player can decide to double down. The bet on the hand is doubled and one additional card is dealt to the Player.
  • Split - This option is available when the first two cards dealt to the hand are of equal value. They are then split into two separate hands. An additional bet equal to the original bet is placed on the table. The Player plays both hands to completion. ny winning score of 21 including an ace and 10-value card after a split is paid 1 to 1.
  • Rebet - When a hand is complete, you have the option to rebet the amount previously bet.
  • Insurance - If the Dealer is showing an ace, the Player is offered a supplemental bet called insurance. A wager of exactly half of the original bet is placed on the table. If the Dealer has Blackjack, the house pays the Insurance bet 2 to 1. If the Dealer does not have Blackjack, the Player loses the insurance bet, and the Player's initial bet is then settled by comparing his cards with the Dealer's. If the Dealer and the Player both have Blackjack, the game is pushed and the Player gets the amount won by taking insurance, called even money.

Glossary

  • Bust - When either the Dealer's or the Player's cards equal more than 21.
  • Push - When the total of both hands are the same and fall between 17 and 21, neither hand wins.
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HOW TO PLAY EUROPEAN BLACKJACK

European Blackjack or 21 (twenty-one), is similar to regular Blackjack. The objective is the same. The player comes as close to 21 without going over, while still having a higher total than the dealer.

The differences in European Blackjack are:
  • The dealer is dealt one card face up and does not receive a second (hole) card until after the player has made all his decisions concerning their hand.
  • The player has no option to surrender which normally allows the player to salvage half their bet.
  • When Doubling Down, the player can only do so with a combined hand total of 9, 10 or 11.
  • The dealer must hit on soft 17.

Rules

  • The game is played using six decks, which are reshuffled after each hand.
  • Play one or two hands per round in the download version. Instant play is one hand only.
  • Dealer stands on soft 17.
  • Double on hard totals of 9 to 11.
  • Split up to three hands.
  • No surrender.
  • Split aces receive only one card.
  • No re-splitting of aces.

Betting

  • Click on a chip to place a bet.
  • Additional clicks on the chip interface will add to the wager.
  • To remove a bet, click on the chip in the betting circle.
  • Minimum amount to bet is $1 while the maximum is $500.

Card values

  • Card suits are irrelevant.
  • Cards 2 to 10 have face value.
  • Jacks, queens, and kings are worth 10.
  • Aces have a value of 1 or 11.

Win or lose

  • The Player wins when achieving a score that is 21 or less, but greater than the Dealerís final total.
  • Achieving a score of 21 or less when the Dealerís final score exceeds 21.
  • An ace and any ten-value card on the initial deal is called a Blackjack.
  • Blackjack pays 3 to 2, providing that the Dealer does not also have Blackjack.
  • A Player and Dealer Blackjack on the same hand results in a tie, known as a push.
  • If the Player's total is over 21, or if the Dealer achieves a better score, the Player loses.
  • Any winning score of 21 after a split is paid 1 to 1.

Button descriptions

  • Bet - To place a bet, the Player must click on the chip value that they wish to wager.
  • Deal - Once a wager has been placed, press Deal to begin the game. The Player gets two cards face up and the Dealer gets one card face up. Once the Player is finished all decisions, Dealer gets the remaining cards.
  • Hit - Player desires another card to be dealt. The Player may take a hit at any time before standing.
  • Stand - Player desires to keep hand dealt. The game will automatically stand when the Player has 21 or after doubling down.
  • Split - If the Player's first two cards are of the same value (i.e. 7, 7, or Q, K) they may be split into two separate hands by placing a second wager of equal value. The Player may have up to 3 hands at one time. The Player then proceeds to draw cards as usual, with these exceptions: if a Player splits two aces, only one additional card is dealt for each hand. A hand totaling 21 after splitting aces is considered 21, not Blackjack.
  • Double - When a Player has been dealt the first two cards and believes that the third card will give them a position to beat the Dealer's hand, they can double down. The wager is doubled, and one additional card is dealt to the Player. The hand automatically stands, and the Dealer then completes its hand, comparing it to the Players' total. The Player can only double on hard 9-11.
  • Surrender - If a Player decides to surrender, they get 50% of the bet and the other half goes to the house. Only available in the instant play version.

Glossary

  • Blackjack - Achieved when the first two cards total 21. Blackjack always beats any other hand with a value of 21. If both the Dealer and the Player have Blackjack, this is a push.
  • Bust - Achieved when the total value of cards for either the Dealer or Player exceeds 21. If the Player busts, the wager is lost; if the Dealer busts, the Player automatically wins the wager if they have not already busted.
  • Push - Achieved when the value of the Dealer's cards (from 17 to 21) and the Player's cards are equal, resulting in neither winning. It also results in the return of the Player's wager.
  • Insurance - An option offering you a chance to protect yourself when you believe the Dealer might have Blackjack. If the Dealer's first card is an ace, and the Player believes the Dealer's next card value is 10, the Player may purchase insurance against Dealer Blackjack at the price of half their initial bet. If the Dealer does have Blackjack, the insurance pays 2 to 1, which corresponds to the amount of the initial bet. If the Player has bought insurance and the Dealer does not have Blackjack, the Player loses his insurance. The Player's initial bet is then settled by comparing his cards with the Dealer's. If the Dealer and the Player both have Blackjack, the game results in a push with the Player profiting by the amount won by taking insurance, also called even money.

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