Blackjack - Game Rules
The Dealer checks for a Blackjack when he is dealt either a ten, a face card or an Ace. If the Dealer has a Blackjack, the game is over.
Blackjack always beats any other hand with a value of 21.
All face cards – Jacks, Kings and Queens, have a value of 10.
Aces can have a value of either 1 or 11.
You may draw up to nine additional cards to make a hand of eleven cards, provided the value of your hand does not exceed 21. If your hand does not exceeded 21 after receiving eleven cards, your hand automatically Stands, and the Dealer plays his hand. The Dealer Hits on a soft 17.
Betting and Payout Rules
If the Dealer’s hand exceeds 21, the dealer has busted and you automatically win.
If you are dealt an Ace and a card with a value of 10, you have Blackjack. Your hand automatically Stands. Your hand cannot be beaten, only tied. If you beat the Dealer with Blackjack you are paid out at odds of 3:2.
When your hand and the Dealer’s hand tie, it is called a push. Your wager is returned to you.
If both the player and the Dealer are dealt a Blackjack it is considered a push.
If the Dealer gets Blackjack after you have Split or Doubled Down, the entire wager amount is lost.
You can Split two cards that have the same Rank or Value. For example, a Queen and a Ten, or two Fours. Your hand is divided into two separate hands and a wager equal to your original wager is placed on the second hand.
If you Split a pair of Aces and then draw a card with a value of 10, this is not Blackjack, although it has a value of 21.
This rule also applies to splitting pairs of cards with a value of 10.You can Split a maximum number of 3 times per game, equalling 4 hands.This rule excludes Aces. Aces are only Split once.
If you Split a pair of Aces, each Ace is dealt one card, and the hand automatically Stands.
Double Down Rules
- You can Double Down after receiving your first two cards.
- The Double Down wager is equal to your original wager amount.
- You can Double Down after a Split.