To beat the dealer by having a higher card total without going over 21
2 to 10 =Face Value
J,Q,K = 10
Ace = 1 or 11
** Note: The card suits are irrelevant in blackjack**
Blackjack = an Ace and a card worth 10 points (21 total)
Hit = draw another card
Stand = take no more cards
Bust = going over 21
How to play
Players place bets by putting the desired number of chips in the circle in front of their seat.
The dealer deals two cards face up to each player. The dealer receives one card face up .
The dealer asks each player in turn, whether they want to hit or stand.
Base your decision on the assumption that the dealer will get a card worth 10 points.
Indicate that you want a hit by tapping the table or making a motion to beckon another card (as if motioning someone to “come on back”). Continue until you desire no more cards.
**Note: most casinos do not allow you to touch the cards.**
If you don’t want a hit (or are finished hitting), indicate so by waving your hand back and forth face down over your cards.
Splits – If you are dealt two identical cards, you can split them into two hands if you wish. To do this you will have to double your bet.
Doubles – If you are dealt two cards which add up to 9, 10 or 11, you may double your bet before you get your third card.
Insurance – If you are dealt blackjack (first two cards) and only when the dealer is showing an ace, then the dealer will offer you Insurance. You can accept the same amount as your bet or let the dealer proceed to complete his hand. If the dealer does not beat your hand then he pays you 3 to 2. If he gets blackjack you keep your bet amount.
- Once all players have made their decisions, the dealer reveals his hole card and hits or stands as appropriate.
- Payouts are issued based on the outcome.
If your total is higher than the dealer’s (or if the dealer busts), you win.
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