Blackjack is a game of skill and chance between you and the Dealer. It is played with between one and six standard decks of cards. This version of Blackjack is played with two standard decks of 52 playing cards that are shuffled before each game.
The aim is to beat the Dealer’s hand by either getting a better hand, without exceeding 21, or by the Dealer’s hand going bust. In this version of Blackjack, you can only bet one hand at a time.
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 decide what value is more beneficial to your hand. 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 stands on all hands with the value of 17 and draws on all hands with the value of 16.
The Dealer’s hand is dealt in strict accordance to the rules of the Casino. For more information on the Casino’s rules, see when should you hit or stay when playing blackjack.
Winning hands in Blackjack pay out as follows:
If you win with a Blackjack. you will be paid out at odds of 3 to 2 on your original bet. So if you bet 10 you would win 25. For any normal winning hand of Blackjack the payout will double your bet. So, if you bet 10 you would win 20. If you lose against a Dealer’s Blackjack and have taken Insurance you are paid out at odds of 1 to 1.5 on your original bet. So, if you bet 10 you are paid 15.