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Blackjack Overview

Blackjack is a table game played at virtually every casino in the world. It is a surprisingly simple game, that can provide hours of enjoyment to players.
 
In blackjack players place a bet to get the game started, and after all players have made their bets, the cards are dealt. Each player, including the dealer receives two cards, one at a time. The players cards are dealt face up, and the dealer are face down. Before the pay starts, the dealer turns one of their cards face up.
 
The action starts in seat one, and moves clockwise across the table. Each player has the option to stay or hit. To stay means you are happy with your hand, and you do not want anymore cards. To hit means you would like another card, an as long as you do not bust(go over 21) you can hit again and again.
 
After the players have completed their action, it is the dealers turn. Dealers must play their hand according to the house rules, and if they bust they pay all active players. If they make a hand they pay all hands that are larger, take all that are smaller and push any that are the same.

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How To Play

  1. Click chips to place a bet within table limits or click Rebet
  2. Click Deal
  3. If the Dealer's face-up card is an Ace, click Insure if you would like to buy insurance
  4. Click Hit, Stand, Double or Split
  5. Continue to click Hit until you Stand, Double, bust, push, or until the dealer busts
Doubling - You can only Double once in Blackjack.   Splitting - You can split the first two cards dealt if they are of equal point value. When you split, you must place an additional bet that is equal to the ante. You will now have two hands. You can continue to hit for each hand, unless the split was made for a pair of Aces, in which case you can only hit once for each hand.

To Win

  • You get Blackjack
  • Your hand is closer to 21 points than the dealer's hand and does not exceed 21 points
  • The dealer's hand exceeds 21 points while your hand does not exceed 21 points

How the Dealer Plays

  • Dealer Hits on any total of 16 or less
  • Dealer Stands any total of 17 or more
  • Dealer Hits on any hard total of 16 or less
  • Dealer Stands on any hard total of 17 or more
  • Dealer Hits on any soft total of 17 or less
  • Dealer Stands on any soft total of 18 or more

Insurance

Insurance is an additional bet that the dealer has Blackjack. You can purchase insurance when the dealer's face-up card is an Ace. Insurance cost half the amount of the ante and pays 2:1 if the dealer has Blackjack. If the dealer does not have Blackjack, the insurance is collected by the house.
 

Payouts

Winner Hand Payouts
Dealer Blackjack None
Player Blackjack 3:2 (first hand only)
Player Other winning hands Even Money
Dealer/Player Tie Other hands Recoup ante