Summary: The goal is to draw cards until your hand adds up to 21, or comes as close as possible without exceeding 21. If your first two cards total 21 (a ten card plus an ace), you have Blackjack. Aces count as either 1 or 11, face cards as 10, and number cards at their face value.Once a player has placed a bet, both the player and the dealer are dealt two cards each. The player's cards are dealt face up. The dealer's first card is dealt face down. Any card combined with an Ace, other than a card that has a value of 10, is considered a "soft hand" and if closer to 21 than the dealer’s, you win your bet amount. If you receive an ace and a ten-value card as your first two cards, you have Blackjack and win 1.5 times your bet. A player who stands, chooses not receive additional cards. Any hand exceeding 21 (bust) loses regardless of the dealer's total. The dealer must draw on 16 and can stand on 17. If the dealer's hand is the same as the players the hand is tied, otherwise the higher hand wins.Our Blackjack follows the standard “Las Vegas Strip” rules, with the following exceptions:* After each round, used cards are returned to the deck and the deck is shuffled again.* The player may not split a split hand.* Only one card is drawn to split aces.* The player may double after splitting.* The dealer will not check for Blackjack in any case.* If the player doubles and the dealer's first card is of value 11 (ACE), and the dealer gets Blackjack, the player loses both his bets. If the dealer’s first card is of value 10, and the dealer gets Blackjack, the player gets the Double bet back.1. SplittingWhen you are dealt a matching pair of cards (remember, ignore the suits), you have the ability to split the hand into two separate hands, and play them independently. You will then draw additional cards to each hand. You may draw as many cards as you like on each split hand, but if you split two aces, you receive only one additional card for each ace. If you receive an ace and a ten-value card in a split hand, it is considered 21 and not Blackjack. Let's say you are dealt a pair of eights for a total of sixteen. Sixteen is the worst possible player hand, since it is unlikely to win as is, but is very likely to bust if you draw to it. Here's a great chance to improve a bad situation.2. DoublingA player may double his first two cards, except for Blackjack, by doubling his initial bet. When doubling, only one more card is dealt. Players can also "double down" after splitting a pair.3. InsuranceIf the dealer turns an up-card of an Ace, "Insurance" will be offered to the player. Insurance bets can be made by betting up to half your original bet amount in the insurance betting stripe in front of your bet. If it’s a 10-value card underneath dealer’s Ace, and if dealer does have Blackjack, your winning Insurance bet will be paid at odds of 2:1 and you'll lose your original bet of course (unless you also have a Blackjack), On the other hand, if the dealer does not have blackjack, you'll lose the insurance bet, and still play the original bet out.4. 10 Card CharlieIt is theoretically possible for the player to draw 10 cards without going bust. In this case the player’s hand automatically wins, except when the dealer has Blackjack.
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