BlackJack - How to Play ?


How to Play Blackjack?

Because Blackjack is one of the popular live casino games, we offer you the rules and whole playing instructions.

The objective of the game for player is to exceed the dealer’s total or not to go over 21 when the dealer does so. All cards count their face value. Picture cards count as 10 and the Ace counts as 11 or 1 (if the amount of total exceeds 21). Card suits doesn’t matter.

Useful terms:

Busting - When a player or dealer exceeds 21, it’s called Busting.

Hard hand – Any hand not containing the Ace, or, containing the Ace which equals to 1, is regarded as hard. For example, 10 and 7 is hard 17; 10, 6 and A is hard 17 again.

Soft hand - Any hand containing Ace as 11 is regarded to be soft hand. For example, A-7 is a soft 18.

If one of the first played two cards is Ace, you should regard it as 11. The difference between hard and soft hands is the strategy of the game.


Betting rules and starting a game


Blackjack is played by maximum seven players. In front of each player there is a betting spot (circle or square). This is where the wager is placed using casino chips. When you take a sit at a table, you should place your cash that will be converted into chips by the dealer.

The value of the chip is printed on the chip itself, in most cases, the chips differ with color. There are the minimum and maximum betting limits for every table. You need to check that information before sitting at a table.

Players make bets by placing the chips, each player and a dealer get 2 cards. Dealer has one upcard and one downcard (that is unseen). After a player check his first 2 cards and one upcard of the dealer, he should make a decision


Playing options:


Hitting - Asking for another card from the dealer;

Standing – the total of the hand is acceptable for you and do not ask for another;

Pair splitting – in case you have 2 alike cards, you can split them by making another bet equal to the original one. Now you play separately for each card.

Doubling down – to double the initial bet in return for receiving one draw card.

Surrender – to forfeit the hand immediately with the automatic loss of half of the bet. If the dealer has a blackjack hand, surrender is not available.


Insurance and Even money


If an upcard of the dealer is an Ace, he/she asks, if the players want to make insurance wager. In this case, players are betting that the downcard of the dealer will be ten-value card. The insurance bet can be less or equal to one-half of the initial bet.

A dealer offers the players Even Money, when a player has blackjack and the dealer has an Ace as an upcard. It means, the dealer gives you 1 to 1 payoff on your bet, before checking his downcard.



Rules for a dealer


Dealers do not have playing options. They should draw if their hand total is less than 17, and stand when the total is 17 to 21.



Win and Lose


If the total of your cards exceeds the 21, you automatically lose.

If the hand of a player exceeds the total of the dealer, the player wins.

If the player and the dealer have the same total, the hand is a tie or push.

Untied blackjack hand of a player is paid at 3 to 2.

BlackJack - How to Play ?