In Blackjack or 21, you are trying to draw cards that total 21, or come closer to 21 than those held by the dealer, without exceeding that number.
To begin, the dealer deals two cards to each player. The dealer’s first card faces up, the second faces down. All face cards (King, Queen or Jack) count as 10 each; all other cards count at face value except the Ace, which counts as 1 or 11 (whichever one gets the player closer to 21 without exceeding 21) as the player decides. An Ace with any 10, Jack, Queen or King on the first two cards is a Blackjack. The dealer will pay one and one-half times the bet, unless the dealer also has a Blackjack, in which case it is a “push”, and neither wins.
If you do not have a Blackjack, you can ask the dealer to “hit” you by using a scratching motion with your fingers on the table. You may also elect to “double down” or “split” if you have the proper hand. You may draw as many cards as you like (one at a time), but if you go over 21 you “bust” and lose. If you do not want to hit, you may “stand” by making a lateral waving motion with your hand. After all players are satisfied with their hands, the dealer will then turn his/her down card face up and stand or draw as necessary. The dealer must hit soft 17 or less. A soft 17 is any combination containing an Ace that can be counted as a 7 or 17. The dealer must stand on a hard 17 or any total above 17.
If, after receiving your first two cards, the dealer’s up card is an Ace, you may purchase Insurance.
Winning wagers are paid even, except for Blackjack, which is paid 3 to 2.
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- Split any pair three times for a total of four separate hands (Aces receive only one card)
- Double down after splitting (on first two cards of the split)
- Split Aces (receive one card to a split)