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Knowing how to play Blackjack includes understanding the rules for players and dealers.
- The goal of the game is to beat the dealer by having a higher point total than the dealer without “busting”.
- The dealer does not make decisions. He/she will stand on a hard 17 and always hit on a soft 17.
- Each player and the dealer are dealt two cards. The dealer always receives one card face-up and one card face-down.
- Scoring is based on a point total based on the card’s ranks. Suits are irrelevant.
- Cards are worth their face value, except for Aces and face cards. Aces are worth one OR eleven, while all face cards count as ten. Hands with an Ace in them are called “soft” hands. Hands without an Ace or cards where an ace MUST be counted as “one” to avoid going bust are called “hard” hands.
- When you receive a total of 21 on your original two cards (Ace and 10 value card) it is considered a Blackjack and pays 3:2.
- A winning hand pays even money, a losing hand results in a loss for the player.
- Do not use electronic devices at the table (i.e., mobile phones, handheld communication devices and iPods).
- Keep your purse or wallet on your lap, chair or in the players’ area (not on the table).
- The dealer may give you a knuckle tap, but may not shake your hand.
- While on a hand-held game, use only one hand to hold the cards.
- The double-deck game is a no mid-shoe entry game, which means you can’t add a hand until the entire deck is completed.
- Do not show your cards to other players during a hand-held game.
Hand Signals, Common Terms and Players’ Options
Almost all Blackjack decisions are communicated to the dealer via hand signals. The hand signals differ when playing a face-up game versus a face-down game.
- Hitting – You would like another card. Just point to your cards, tap the table or scratch the table near your cards.
- Standing – You do not want any more cards. Just wave your hand parallel to the table over your card.
- Doubling Down – You may place an extra bet (up to the original amount wagered) on any of the first two cards. You will receive only one more card (no matter what the additional card is).
- Splitting – You may “split” two cards of the same face value into two separate hands. Just place the same amount as the original wager next to the original and say “splitting”.
- Insurance – Is a side bet that the dealer has a Blackjack; payout is 2:1. The dealer will offer insurance when he/she has an Ace up. You may wager up to 1/2 of your original bet.
- Even Money – You want an even payout rather than 3:2 for your Blackjack. When the dealer has an Ace up, they will offer insurance or even money before they check for a Blackjack.
- Bust/Busting Out – Any point total of the cards that exceeds 21. This is an automatic loss.
- Push – A tie between the dealer and the player (the player gets their wager back). The dealer will tap next to your wager.
(Double Deck) uses same rules as above with these exceptions:
- Hitting – Scratch the table with your cards (gently, please).
- Standing – Slide your cards underneath your bet.
- Doubling – Place your original cards face-up under your bet.
- Splitting – Turn your cards face-up and separate them, then place the 2nd bet behind the split card (wager must be the same amount as the original).
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