You and the dealer will each receive two cards. Your cards will be dealt face-up and the dealer will receive one face-up and one face-down card. Play your hand according to the Playing Options. After your hand is completed, the dealer will play the house hand according to the Game Rules. If your hand beats the dealer's hand without going over 21, you win!
Card values are as follows:
- 2-10 are counted at face value.
- Jack, Queen and King are counted as 10.
- Aces are counted as 1 or 11.
WHAT IS A BLACKJACK?|
Blackjack, Natural as it is sometimes called, is an Ace and ten-value card on the first two cards of a hand. This is the highest hand in the game. When you are dealt a Blackjack, you cannot lose. You can only win or push. Blackjack is not the same value as a hand that totals 21. Although an Ace and ten-value card total up to 21, a Blackjack is a Natural 21 and therefore a higher hand.
- The house hand must hit all 2-16s and stand on all 17-21s.
- The house hand cannot Split, Double Down or take Insurance.
- You may:
- Double Down on any two original cards and after a Split.
- Split any two cards of equal value one time.
- Split Aces and get one card on each Ace.
- Blackjack pays 3:2 (if the dealer does not have a Blackjack).
- Winning Insurance bets pay 2:1.
- With the exception of Blackjack and Insurance, winning bets pay even money.
- Minimum bet is $1.
- Maximum bet is $300.
- An 8-deck shoe is shuffled after each hand.
- Dealer's Blackjack is exposed after you play out your hand.
Upon receipt of your initial 2 cards, you are presented with some of the following options. The options that are available for each hand are illuminated on the game.
- Hit - take another card. You can take as many hits as you like as long as your total does not exceed 21. To hit your hand, left-click the Hit button. When you do not want any more hits, left-click the Stand button. If the value of your hand totals 21, the dealer will automatically play out the house hand and not wait for you to click the Stand button.
Note: The Deal button turns into the Hit button after the initial cards are dealt.
- Stand - stay with the current total of your hand. You may also stand after hitting. To stand on your hand, left-click the Stand button. After clicking the Stand button, the dealer will play out the house hand.
- Double Down - double your bet and receive one additional card. You may double on any two original cards or after a split. To double down, left-click the Dbl Down button. Your double down bet will be automatically placed from your bankroll and the dealer will give you one card. The dealer will now play out the house hand.
- Split - double your bet and create two separate hands. You may split any two cards of equal value. You may hit each hand as many times as you like as long as the total of each hand does not exceed 21. The only exception to this is Aces. You will receive only one card on each Ace. Re-splits are not allowed. To split a hand, left-click the Split button. Your split bet will be automatically placed from your bankroll and your cards will separate into two hands. When splitting Aces, one card will be automatically delivered to each Ace and then the dealer will play out the house hand. For all other splits, a pointed finger will appear on the table layout above the first hand to be played. Play this hand according to the Playing Options. When you are done, the pointed finger will appear above the second hand. Play this hand according to the Playing Options. When the second hand is complete, the dealer will play out the house hand.
- Insurance - offered only when the dealer's up card is an Ace. Insurance costs ½ of your original bet. It wins if the dealer has a Blackjack and loses if the dealer has anything else. To take insurance, left-click the Insur button. If you do not want insurance, left-click the Pass button and continue playing out your hand. If the dealer has Blackjack, it will be revealed after you play out your hand. If you split or double down and the dealer has the Blackjack, you will lose only your original bet.
Note: Odd amount insurance bets are rounded down to the nearest dollar. For example, if you bet $5 and take insurance, your insurance bet costs $2 and you will be paid $4 if the dealer has Blackjack.
PLAYING THE GAME|
The game starts when you place a bet. The details of placing bets can be read in Placing Bets on Table Games. It is strongly recommended that you read these Common Factors before playing. After placing your initial bet, left-click the Deal button. Play your hand according to the Playing Options. When you are done, the dealer will play the house hand according to the house hand Game Rules. After the hand is completed, bets will be paid or taken accordingly. If your hand is the same value as the house hand, you push and no money is won or lost. Place another bet to play again.
KEYBOARD SHORTCUTS FOR BLACKJACK|
|Up Arrow||Increase bet in $1 increments|
|(Shift)Up Arrow||Increase bet in $10 increments|
|Down Arrow||Decrease bet in $1 increments|
|(Shift)Down Arrow||Decrease bet in $10 increments|
|Delete||Remove all bets from table|
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