Blackjack Down Under
Blackjack is definitely one of the more popular casino games on the net.
Blackjack General Rules
To begin playing Blackjack the player will need to place their bet in the betting box. Two cards will then be dealt by the dealer both face up to every players as well as himself. Jacks, Queens, Kings, and 10’s each count as the value of 10. The numbers one and eleven are represented by an Ace and the remaining cards all count for their face value.
If a 10 and an Ace are the first 2 cards drawn, then a Blackjack results and the player will be paid three to two of the wager, but not if the dealer also achieves Blackjack. The remaining players who have not achieved Blackjack may continue playing and trying to get as close to 21 as possible without exceeding it. If the player goes over the value of 21 then the player is Bust and loses that bet.
Dealer must continue if his value equals less than 16 and must stand if his value equals more than 16.
Terminology used in Blackjack
Stand - Stay where you are in the game and not take any more cards.
Continue playing and take an extra card.
Double Down - The player will receive one extra card as well as match the original on the first 2 cards that were dealt. You may not Double down wager if you have a Blackjack.
Insurance - The player may purchase insurance if the dealers card is an Ace. If Blackjack is achieved by the Dealer then the insurance will pay out two to one, and if the dealer does not have Blackjack, the insurance bet loses and the game of Blackjack will continue normally. A player may accept money to insure their blackjack if they achieve one. A Blackjack will always beat a total of 21.
When playing you can make a decision to split your one hand of two cards into two hands with one card in each. The two cards however need to be the same value such as a pair of 6's for example. A 10 and an Ace are however recognized as 21 and not Blackjack in split hands.