How to play Blackjack
A Blackjack hand
The dealer will deal the player two face-down cards, and then deal themselves one face-up card and one face-down card. The play must choose to either hit, stand, or double/split if appropriate.
The goal of Blackjack is to form a hand of cards where the sum is large than the sum of the dealer’s hand of cards, without going over 21. BLACKJACK PRO TIP: The cards are dealt face-up for secure play and easy viewing. Don’t feel the need to touch them, the dealer will take care of everything!
Players bet before the deal begins, placing their bets in front of them in the designated betting areas.
Players may also bet when they decide to double down, split, or when they play the insurance sidebet.
Be dealt another card by the dealer.
Refuse to be dealt any additional cards by the dealer, effectively ending your round.
If dealt two of the same card (the cards have to be identical in name and not in value, for example you can split 10 + 10, King + King, but not 10 + King), create another hand and play two simultaneous games of blackjack. This requires an additional bet on the second hand.
Increase the initial bet by 100% to get exactly 1 more card.
If the dealer is showing an ace, an insurance side bet opens. Insurance is a bet that the dealer has a blackjack.
If the dealer and the player end the game with the same hand, the game is pushed and the bet returned unless either the dealer or player show a blackjack (ie. dealers 10 + 5 + 6 vs players A + 10, player wins).
A soft hand is a hand made up of cards without a face card (ie. a soft 17 is 9 + 8, rather than Jack + 7).