known as twenty-one), is a descendant of Baccarat and is often considered
one of the world's most popular casino table games.
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Change your bet
by selecting an amount using the Bet Console in the lower left and
right corner of the screen. Select the amount to bet by choosing one
of the chips on the bet panel.
If you raise the amount higher than your current balance permits,
your bet will not be placed. In this case, either increase your balance
by depositing funds, or reduce your bet. The bet limit is based on
the table selected.
Each time you
left-click on the chips at the lower left corner the amount of your
wager is increased by that amount, and each time you left-click on
the chips at the lower right corner the amount of your wager is decreased
by that amount.
A minimum bet
of $1 is required to start the deal. If the total bet placed on the
table is at least the required minimum, the DEAL button will light
up, indicating that you may click it to start the deal. Once the DEAL
button is clicked, bets can no longer be changed or removed, and the
game begins with the initial deal.
If you haven't placed any bets on the table before clicking DEAL,
the current bet amount displayed in the Bet Console will automatically
be placed on the table and the game will begin. This allows to you
start a new game quickly by just clicking the DEAL button again. If
you have sufficient funds, the game will begin using the same bet
made in the previous game.
The player uses
the buttons in the bottom of the screen to make his or her decisions
when playing the game. Buttons will "light up" when you
have to option to click them. Your mouse pointer will also change
to a pointing hand as you move your pointer over any button that you
are allowed to click.
If you are satisfied with your hand total, click STAND. You will
not receive any more cards and the dealer will complete his hand.
The winner will then be determined by the which hand total is closer
to 21. Note that if a hand total reaches 21, it will automatically
stand. If you are playing split hands, clicking STAND on the first
hand completes that hand and allows you to play the second hand.
Clicking STAND on the second hand completes your play and the dealer
will finish playing his hand.
If you wish to receive another card to try to bring your card total
closer to 21, click the HIT button. You are permitted to hit your
hand as many times as you like, until you decide to Stand or your
hand busts (its total exceeds 21). Note that if your hand total
reaches 21, your hand will automatically stand.
If you have two cards of the same value (two sevens, two tens, a
king and a jack, etc), you may click SPLIT to split the cards into
two separate hands. This requires an additional bet to be made that
is equal to your original bet. You will not be given the option
to split if you do not have sufficient funds. Note that when splitting
a pair of Aces, each hand only receives one additional card. The
dealer then completes his hand and the game ends.
When the dealer's face-up card is an ace, the player has the option
to purchase insurance by clicking the INSURANCE button. Buying insurance
is a side bet and requires an amount equal to half your original
wager. The option to buy insurance will not be available if you
do not have sufficient funds. Once insurance has been purchased,
the player's hand continues as normal. The insurance will pay 2:1
if the dealer produces a blackjack at the end of the hand and is
DOWN Before you decide to hit or stand, you have the option
to click DOUBLE DOWN if you believe that your hand can win with
one additional card. Doubling down requires an additional bet up
to your original bet. If you do not have sufficient funds to place
an additional bet equal to your original bet, your remaining funds
will be used. Once you have doubled down, your hand will receive
one more card and play then moves on to the dealer who will complete
his hand to determine the winner.
OBJECT OF THE
The object of
the game is achieve a higher card count than the dealer without exceeding
HOW TO PLAY
There are two
versions of blackjack. A 4 deck game and 6 deck game. The deck is
shuffled after each rotation.
The Bets. Select an initial bet amount and click Deal to begin
the game. There is a minimum bet of $1 and a maximum bet of $100.
The Cards. Aces may be considered 1 or 11. Face cards have
a value of 10 and all other cards are counted as their face value.
The Deal. A card is dealt face up to the player followed by
one to the dealer. A second card is then dealt face up to the player,
and a second card face down to the dealer. At this point, the player
may choose to stand or draw one or more cards to improve their hand
total. The dealer takes additional cards only after the player has
completed his or her hand(s), following specific rules (see Dealer
Strategy below). The player's hand is completed when the player:
Blackjack (a natural 21 consisting of an Ace and a 10 or face
(the hand count exceeds 21)
The winner is
determined by which hand's total is closest to 21. A Blackjack beats
all other hands totaling 21 (this applies to the dealer as well).
If both the dealer and player draw a Blackjack, it is a considered
a push (tie) and neither hand wins nor loses.
The player is
initially dealt two cards. After these cards are dealt, the player
has the option of making the following additional wagers:
option is available to the player when the two original cards are
of the same value (6's, 8's, etc). The player splits the cards into
two hands and plays each hand individually. Additional pairs can not
be split again. A pair of Aces may be split but each Ace receives
only one additional card. Except when splitting Aces, the player has
the option to double down (see below) after splitting. In all cases,
the player must wager an additional amount equal to the original bet
first two cards do not total 21, the player has the option to double
down. Should the player feel that he or she can win with only one
additional card, the player may double the original bet and receive
one more card. The player may also double down after splitting a pair
unless the pair consists of Aces. In this case the player is only
entitled to receive one card after splitting.
dealer's first visible card is an Ace, the player has the option of
buying insurance. Insurance is a wager equal to one-half the player's
original bet which pays two to one if the dealer draws a Blackjack.
If the dealer does not draw Blackjack, the player loses his or her
The dealer must:
Hand: A hand where an Ace may be counted as either 1 or 11 without
the total exceeding 21.
on a count of 16 or less
on Soft 17
on a Hard 17 or more
Hard Hand: A hand with no Aces or one where the Ace must count
as one so as to not exceed 21.
A Blackjack pays
3:2 as long as the dealer does not draw a Blackjack as well. A Blackjack
also beats any three-or-more-card 21. A two-card 21 is not considered
a Blackjack for split hands.
All other winning
bets are paid even money (1:1).
When both the
dealer and player's hand totals are equal, it is called a standoff
or push; neither wins nor loses.If
the player's hand total exceeds 21, he or she busts and loses his
or her bet