Black Jack ….. the lucky one!
The object of the game is to draw cards with a value that exceeds the value of the cards of the dealer, without going over 21. Picture cards count as 10 and aces count as 1 or 11. All other cards count according to their face value. Blackjack is any two first cards consisting of an Ace and a 10 card (including picture cards).
♥♣♦♠ How to play ♥♣♦♠
Two cards are dealt face up to the boxes the bets are placed in. The dealer gets one card face up. Then the dealer asks the players of each box if they need another card or not. Players can stop at two cards or draw more, until they reach a value totaling 21. Players must ensure that the dealer has understood whether they have asked for a card or not. When the total value of the cards of a player reaches 21, s/he may not draw another card. If the total exceeds 21, the bet is lost.
♥♣♦♠ The rules ♥♣♦♠
The dealer draws a card when s/he has a total of 16 or less and stops when s/he reaches 17 or above. If the player’s total is more than the dealer’s the player is paid even money. If the dealer’s total exceeds 21, all player bets are paid. If the player has the same total with the dealer there is a “tie”.
If the player’s total is less that the dealer’s, the player loses the bet. If the player has a Blackjack and the dealer does not, the player gets paid 3 to 2. Up to 3 people can play in the same box, on the condition that the maximum bet limit is not exceeded (diagram A).
The original bet can be doubled (diagram B) provided the total of the first two cards dealt is under 12. One card is drawn. Pays 1 to 1.
“Splitting pairs” means that you can split the two first cards dealt to you, in two hands. You can split any two cards with the same face value by placing an additional bet equal to the original. The dealer will then split the two cards in two separate hands, will deal a second card to the first hand and will then draw a second card to the second hand. You may split cards with the same value up to 2 times, having a total of 3 hands. If Aces are split, you will receive only 1 card to each Ace. Aces may be split only once. When aces are split, a picture card and a ten-count card count as 21 and not Blackjack.
If there is a 2nd or 3rd bet in the box and you do not want to split, they must remain in the 1st hand and you cannot participate in any second split.
If a dealer has an Ace, players who place bets may chose to take insurance against the dealer’s card giving him a Blackjack. The bet may be up to half the player’s original bet on the insurance line (diagram C) in front of the box, and must be placed before the dealer calls “insurance closed”. Insurance pays 2 to 1 if the dealer gets Blackjack, and loses on all other combinations.