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Blackjack Basic Rules

BlackJack

Summary

We provide you the black rules as the game is played in an online internet casino. In short you will have blackjack when you are dealt with an Ace and a face card or a '10'. You don't have to do anything when you get a blackjack, you will be paid automatically.

Short Description

In the Blackjack game you are competing against a dealer (the house) along with other players (not all casinos support multi-player blackjack!). You may always choose to play with others, or just you and the dealer.
The players and the dealer are each dealt two cards with the goal of reaching 21 without going over. The player may draw as many cards as he/she wants until reaching 21. If the player draws a card that puts him/her over 21 (which is called a "bust"), he/she loses the hand. A winning hand adds up to more than the dealer's hand without "busting".

 

Rules

Before the dealer deals the cards, the players place their bets by double clicking on either the $1 chip, $5 chip, $10 chip or the $50 chip to reach the desired bet. After deciding on the desired bet the player must click the "Continue" button to proceed with the hand. The round begins after all participants have done exactly the same. 


Once the deal begins the bets may not be changed. During the course of the hand players may add to their bets through double downs, splits, and insurance. After the cards are dealt, the dealer will ask each player, what action he/she wishes to take. For example, if it is possible to split two cards a button will appear to allow the player to split the cards. The player simply clicks on the "Split" button to facilitate splitting.


Each player receives two cards face up and the dealer receives one card face up. The player may request as many cards until he/she busts out. If a player is dealt Black Jack, which is a 10 or face card along with an Ace, he/she immediately gets paid 1.5 times the placed bet unless the dealer also has Blackjack in which case it is a "push" (you neither win nor lose your bet). After all the players' bets are completed, the dealer completes his hand. If the dealer has sixteen or less, he must draw a card (hit), until he reaches seventeen or more. If the dealer's card total exceeds 21 (bust), he must pay all players who are still in the game.

Exception: In some casinos you will get paid 1.5 times immediately no matter what the dealer draws.

"Double Down": A player may select the Double Down option after being dealt two cards. The Double Down option automatically doubles the bet and automatically deals one card fase up. The player cannot draw any additional cards beyond the required one (which is automatically dealt). The player may double down on any first dealt two cards or after splitting a pair.

Exception: In some casinos you will only get the Double Down option when you are dealt 9, 10, or 11 points.

"Split": If the player is dealt two cards of the same denomination, he/she may split the cards into two hands and each separately. The split option automatically places additional bet equal to  the original wager. Each is played independently, and the player may take as many hits as desired on each hand. In the case of split Aces, a player's blackjack is not possible and is considered as a regular 21. In this case, a dealer's blackjack wins, and a dealer's 21 becomes a "Push".

Exception: In some casinos you will only be able to get ONE extra card on each Ace after a split.

"Insurance": If the dealer shows an Ace, the player has the option of making an "Insurance Bet". This equals half the original bet, and ensures that the player will not lose his/her wager should the dealer be concealing a 10 or face card under his Ace. If in fact the dealer's down card is equal to 10, the player wins the Insurance bet at odds of 2-1. If the dealer's down card has a value of less than 10, the player loses the Insurance Bet and continues normally with the hand.

"Push": A Push refers to when the dealer and the player have the same count in their hands. In this event the play is a draw, and no one wins or loses.

Notes: 
Should a player fail to place a bet within the set default time, the hand will continue without his/her participation. 
Should a player fail to click the "continue" button within the set default time, he/she will automatically be dealt two cards and the hand will continue. 
In case of failure to click the "continue" button due to disconnection, the disconnection rules shall apply.

Payoff

Result

Payoff
Winning Hand 1 to 1
Blackjack 3 to 2
Insurance 2 to 1