In blackjack the objective is to beat the dealer by accumulating a higher score than the dealer without going over 21.
The value of cards in Blackjack is the following: face cards 10, ace 1 or 11 and the remaining cards are worth their face value.
The game is started by placing bets. A bet may be also placed on other player’s boxes – in this case the bet is placed behind the bet of the other player. The first player will have the right of making a decision. Betting is closed by the dealer who says „The bets are done, thank you“.
When all players have the required number of cards, the dealer deals to himself. If the total of the dealer’s cards is 16 or below, the dealer must draw another card. If the total is 17 or more, no additional cards are drawn.
The dealer deals two cards to each player and one to himself. After receiving two cards the player may surrender and get back half of his original bet. One cannot surrender if aces are split, blackjack is obtained, the dealer’s first card is an ace or other players have already drawn additional cards.
If the total of the value of the player’s cards is higher than the total of the value of the dealer’s cards, the player’s bet has won and is paid out at 1:1. If the value is equal to the value of the dealer’s hand. If the values are equal, the bet is not touched. If the dealer’s hand is over 21, the dealer loses and all players win.
Blackjack is obtained if the first two cards dealt are an ace and a 10 or a face card. The payout for a blackjack is 3:2.
If the player receives a pair (the values of the first two cards are equal, e.g. 2;2) the player may split the two cards into separate hands. This may be done up to three times, except for aces that may be split only once. Additional bets equal to the original bet are placed on splits. A new hand starts from two cards.
The total of an ace and a 10 is not a true Blackjack, it counts as 21 and is paid out at 1:1. If the dealer obtains a Blackjack, the player will lose the 21 obtained as the total of an ace and a 10.
The player may double the bet on his first two cards, except for a Blackjack and draw one additional card only. Split cards may also be doubled down, except split aces.
If the dealer’s up card is an ace, the player may take insurance. Insurance is a bet not exceeding one-half of the player’s original bet and it is placed on the insurance line on the blackjack table. If the dealer has a blackjack, the bets lose, the insurance wager wins and is paid out at 2:1. If there is no blackjack, the insurance wager loses and the game continues according to the rules.
1. Ace = 1 or 11
2. Blackjack = first two cards are and ace and a face card or an ace and a ten
3. 3+3=6 if the values of the first two cards are equal the player may split the cards in two independent hands
4. Face cards = 10+10
5. 10+2+1=13 the value of an ace is 1 or 11
When buying chips from cashier, you may pay by a credit card. The cashier also exchanges foreign currency.
Minimum and maximum bets differ from table to table, which have the relevant information on the board by the table.