In Blackjack, you compete directly against the dealer (often referred to as the house). Your goal is to have a hand that is closer to 21 than the Dealer without exceeding it. You are dealt two cards and may draw additional cards (or Hit) until your hand adds up to, or is close to 21.
Maximum Bet: $50.00 (table maximum $150)
Minimum Bet: $ 5.00 Card Values are as follows:
Ace = 1 or 11
2 through 9 = face value
10, Jack, Queen, King = 10
If your first two cards total 21 (an Ace and a Ten value), you have a natural Blackjack. The dealer must draw cards until he has at least 17, and must stand at 17 or higher (including a soft 17). If the Dealer has 16, he must take another card. All hands are dealt from a six-deck shoe (a container that holds the cards) with all player cards dealt face up and the second Dealer card dealt face down. Insurance
When the Dealer's face-up card is an Ace, you will be offered the opportunity to buy Insurance. Insurance bets can be up to one half of your initial wager. Insurance pays Two-to-one if the Dealer has a natural Blackjack. Even Money
When you have a natural Blackjack and the House has an Ace, the choice to take Even Money is offered. Even Money allows you to take a one-to-one payoff for your Blackjack regardless of the Dealer's hand. When the total value of your cards is closer to 21 than the Dealer's hand, you win an amount equal to your bet. If you have a Blackjack, you win three to two times your bet (assuming the Dealer does not also have Blackjack). If the total of your cards exceeds 21, you "bust" and lose your bet. If you have the same total as the dealer, no one wins and your bet is returned (a "push"). A natural Blackjack beats a score of 21. Betting
First, click the chip you'd like to bet with. The selected chip will highlight, indicating that is active. Then, click on your betting area on the blackjack table. When you have placed your wager and are ready to begin a new hand, click the DEAL button. You will be dealt two cards face up. The Dealer will deal one card to himself face up and a second card face down. When you want to take another card to add the total of your hand, press the HIT button. The HIT button will be available to you until the value of your hand reaches 21. When you are satisfied with your hand, press the STAND button to indicate that you do not want any more cards dealt to you. You may double down on any two cards, including splits, by clicking the DOUBLE button. Double down will double your bet on the table and you will receive one additional card from the dealer. Split
When your first two cards are of equal value, you may split them into two separate hands. To create the second hand, click the SPLIT button. Splitting will place a bet of equal value to your original bet on the second hand. You will then play each hand separately, as usual. When you split two Aces, you get only one additional card for each hand. If you split two Aces and one of your hands totals 21, it is not considered a natural Blackjack, but simply 21.