In Blackjack, the player’s goal is to have a hand closer to 21 than the Dealer’s without exceeding 21 or by the Dealer’s hand going over 21 (“bust”).
6 decks are used, 52 cards each. Cards are shuffled after each round. The value of a hand is the sum of points of each card in the hand. In Blackjack, card values are as follows:
- The cards from 2 through 10 have their numerical values shown on the card.
- Jack, Queen, and King, also called “face cards” are all valued at 10.
- An Ace can be counted as either 1 or 11.
- The suite of the card does not have any influence in the game.
- Blackjack is an initial two-card combination consisting of an ace and a ten-value card.
How To Bet on Blackjack
|Select bet size||Click on the selected value chip at the bottom of the table|
|Place your bet||Clicking on betting field will place chip of selected value there|
|Increase your bet||Every click on the betting field adds one chip of the selected value existing bet|
|Remove bet||Click X button|
|Play again||Click NEW GAME after the game is completed to place bets differently|
|Repeat your bet||Click REBET to place the same amount and value of bets as in the previous round|
Blackjack Betting Limits
Min/Max table displays minimum and maximum amount that can be placed on each betting field.
How to Play Blackjack
Player can bet on up to three hands, placing chips on the left, central and right betting boxes. After placing bets, click DEAL to start dealing cards. Both the Player and the Dealer are dealt two cards. Player’s cards are dealt face up, Dealer’s – the first card face down, the second one – face up. In case of multiple bets, the same number of hands will be dealt and each hand will be played separately against the Dealer.
You have one of the options listed once you and the dealer are dealt cards:
- Hit – Click HIT button to draw an additional card to a hand. Cards can be drawn until the Player decides to stop drawing, hand value reaches precisely 21, or goes over for a “bust”.
- Stand – Click STAND button to stop drawing cards to your hand. Once Player clicks STAND, action is moved to the next hand. If it is the last hand or the only one played in this round, the turn goes to the Dealer’s hand.
- Double – Option to increase the bet x2 is offered on any player’s initial hand value. Only one card is dealt when player opts to double. After that, action goes to the next hand or to the dealer if it is the last hand on the table.
- Split – Split is offered if the first two cards in one hand are of the same value (two Aces, two Sevens, or two 10-valued cards (face cards and 10s). Player can divide them into two separate hands by clicking SPLIT and placing a bet equal to the original bet. Next, cards are drawn to the first hand of the split. Hand can be split up only one time. Hands resulting from Split are also eligible for Double.
Dealer check. Whenever Dealer’s up card is Ace, face card or 10, Dealer checks for Blackjack. If Dealer’s hand is indeed a Blackjack, all player’s hand lose except for player’s Blackjack which is “push”.
Note: In case of splitting a pair of Aces, only one card is drawn to each Ace. Also, if you draw a ten-valued card on one of the split Aces, your hand is not considered a Blackjack, but treated as regular 21. The same is true if Ace is drawn to split 10 value cared.
Blackjack Dealer’s Hand
The Dealer starts playing his hand once all the player’s hands are completed. The Dealer stands on 17 including the cases where Ace has to be counted as 11 to make the total value of 17.
Blackjack Game Outcomes
After Player is done drawing cards and after the Dealer completes his hand, the player’s and the Dealer’s hands are compared. Dealer pays the Player’s hands with higher sum of card values than his and takes bets on hands with sum of card values lower than his. If Dealer’s hand and player’s hand have equal sum it is a “push”. If dealer busts, he pays all the player’s hands. If there is Blackjack on any side such hand beats any hand including a regular 21, with the exception of Blackjack on competing side resulting in a “push”.
- A regular winning hand pays out 1 to 1. If you place $10 and beat the dealer, you will be returned your bet and the win of $10, $20 in total.
- Blackjack pays out 3 to 2. If you place $10 and have Blackjack, you will be returned your bet and the win of 15$, 25$ in total.
- In case of “push”, you are returned your original bet.
|Winning Hand||1 to 1|
|Blackjack||3 to 2|
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