In Blackjack, your objective is to get a hand with a value closer to 21 than the dealer's. If your hand exceeds 21, you "bust" and lose your bet. If the dealer busts, you win. All normal wins will pay you 1:1.
Blackjack Multihand Features
To calculate the value of your hand, your cards are summed according to the following rules:
- Cards numbered 2 through 10 are worth their face values.
- Jacks, queens and kings are worth 10.
- An ace is worth either 1 or 11, whichever is more advantageous.
- The suit of the card is of no importance in Blackjack.
- The table rules used are as follows:
Your cards are re-shuffled after each round and you can only split a hand once however you receive one additional card for a split Ace. A hand that totals 21 after splitting is considered 21, not blackjack.
You can play up to three hands which are played with 6 decks of cards, and you can double on any two cards. It’s also good to remember that the dealer stands on all 17s but its great if you can aim for Blackjack as it pays 3:2!
Blackjack Multihand Actions
Rebet - Places the same initial bet as in the preceding round.
Deal - Starts the round after a bet has been placed.
Hit- Click HIT to be dealt an additional card. You can click HIT multiple times before clicking STAND.
Stand- Press "Stand" if you are satisfied with the value of your hand and desire no additional cards. (You automatically stand on a hand that totals 21.)
Split- If your first two cards are of the same value (for example: 8 and 8 or J and K), you may split them into 2 separate hands by placing a second wager of equal value on the second hand. You then proceed to play one hand at a time.
Double- After receiving your first two cards, you can double your bet. You will be dealt only one additional card to complete your hand.
Blackjack- When the first two dealt cards total 21, the hand is a blackjack. Blackjack beats a hand comprised of three or more cards that total 21.
Bust- You "bust" and automatically lose your wager if the total value of your hand exceeds 21. If the dealer busts, you automatically win the game round.
Insurance- When the dealer's first card is an ace, you have the option of placing an Insurance side bet, equal to half of your initial bet. If the dealer has blackjack, you win 2 to 1 on your Insurance bet and the round ends. If the dealer does not have blackjack, you lose your Insurance bet and the round proceeds as usual.
Push- When the value of the dealer's hand is 17-21 and matches the value of your hand, the game results in a push and your bet is returned