Blackjack 

How to play

Black Jack is one of the most popular casino game of all. Black Jack’s popularity is so high because if played right the odds are much higher than in any other game. The rules are slightly different from area to area and from casino to casino. This means you have to make sure you inform yourself about the exact rules for black jack and guidelines each casino has, before you start gambling. In Black Jack you don’t play against any other players – only against the dealer. The main objective in Black Jack is to get a hand higher than the dealer’s without going over 21.

Basic Blackjack Rules:

  • The goal of blackjack is to beat the dealer's hand without going over 21.

  • Face cards are worth 10. Aces are worth 1 or 11, whichever makes a better hand.

  • Each player starts with two cards, one of the dealer's cards is hidden until the end.

  • To 'Hit' is to ask for another card. To 'Stand' is to hold your total and end your turn.

  • If you go over 21 you bust, and the dealer wins regardless of the dealer's hand.

  • If you are dealt 21 from the start (Ace & 10), you got a blackjack.

  • Blackjack usually means you win 1.5 the amount of your bet. 

  • Dealer will hit until his/her cards total 17 or higher.

  • Doubling is like a hit, only the bet is doubled and you only get one more card.

  • Split can be done when you have two of the same card - the pair is split into two hands.

  • Splitting also doubles the bet, because each new hand is worth the original bet.

  • You can only double/split on the first move, or first move of a hand created by a split.

  • You cannot play on two aces after they are split.

  • You can double on a hand resulting from a split, tripling or quadrupling you bet.

Perfect Pairs: 

 

Perfect pairs is a great side bet for Blackjack. A Perfect Pairs bet wins if the first two cards dealt to a player’s black jack hand are a pair and it loses if they are not a pair.

Perfect Pairs bets are made prior to any cards being dealt and are a side bet to the original Blackjack bet.

Pair Types:

Mixed Pair: A pair is made up of 1 red suited card and 1 black suited card.

Coloured Pair: A pair is comprised of 2 cards that are different suits, with both cards being either red suited cards or black suited cards.

Perfect Pair: An identical pair.

Payout Odds:

 

Blackjack

  • Ace + 10: 3 to 2

Winning Hand

  • Dealer busts or Player with a higher hand: 1:1

Perfect Pairs

  • Mixed pair: 6 to 1

  • Coloured pair: 12 to 1

  • Perfect pair: 25 to 1

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