How to Play
In this game, the player and the dealer (the computer) are
each dealt two cards. The player and the dealer both try
to get the hand they are dealt to equal twenty-one without
going over. The hand that gets closer to twenty-one
without going over wins the bet. In blackjack, you are
competing only against the dealer, not against the other
To place your bet, click on
the 'increase bet' or 'decrease bet' button. The size of
your bet appears just to the right of these buttons. The
figure will change as you change your bet size and
represents the amount you are betting on the next hand.
How to Play
Blackjack is played with one fifty-two-card deck. After
every hand has been played, the used cards will be
shuffled back into the deck. All face cards are worth ten.
Aces are worth either one or eleven points; if counting
the ace as eleven would put the hand over twenty-one, the
ace is automatically counted as one instead. All other
cards are worth their face value. The simplest way to get
exactly twenty-one is to hold an ace and either a face
card or a ten. (Suit is irrelevant.)
To begin play, press the 'deal'
button. Cards will begin to scroll from the right hand
side of the screen. The cards on the top portion of the
screen are the dealer's. The cards on the lower portion of
the screen belong to the player.
After both the dealer and the player
have been dealt their cards, you will have the choice of
either 'hitting' or 'standing'. When applicable, you will
also have the chance to take insurance against the
dealer’s ace, to split cards of the same rank and to
double the original bet. The 'hit' button is used to draw
another card. The 'stand' button is if you do not require
The insurance button can be used
when the dealer has an ace. The cost of insurance is half
your original bet. Insurance pays 2-1 and pays out when
the dealer gets blackjack.
The ‘double’ button is used to
double your original bet. You will be dealt one more card
only and then the dealer will draw the necessary cards to
complete the dealer's hand. You can only double when the
value of the first 2 cards is 9, 10 or 11.
The ‘split’ option can be chosen
when your first 2 cards are of the same rank. Your
original single hand will be split into two, each with a
stake equal to your original bet. You will be dealt a
second card for your first hand. You will then be able to
hit, stand and take insurance (where applicable) for your
first hand. Once you have chosen to stand, a second card
will be dealt to your second hand and you will then be
given the relevant choices for that hand. Once you have
chosen to stand (or you bust) on your second hand, the
dealer will then draw the necessary cards to complete the
Once the dealer’s hand is complete
(or bust), payouts or deductions will be made to your
balance according to the game's outcome.
* Dealer must draw on all totals of
16 or less, and stand on all totals of 17-21;
* player may take insurance on a dealer's Ace;
* player may double down on any initial two-card
combination of 9,10 or 11;
* identical pairs may be split but not re-split; and
* Doubling after splitting is NOT allowed.
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