Blackjack Game Rules
The object of Blackjack Game Rules is for the total of your
cards to be closer to 21 than the dealers hand, without going
over 21. Aces count as either 1 or 11 and face cards as 10.
If you receive an ace and a ten-value card as your first
two cards then you have Blackjack and are paid out at 2:1,
ie. if you bet £10, you receive £25. In the blackjack
game rules, Blackjack beats a total score of 21.
If the total value of your cards is closer to 21 than the
dealers, you win as much as you had bet, ie. if you
bet £10 you receive £20.
If the total of your cards is more than 21, you bust
and lose your bet.
If you and the dealer have the same card total neither win
and the bets are void, this is called a push.
If your first two cards have the same value, you may split
them into two separate hands by placing a second bet equal
to the original bet. You then proceed to play out each hand.
You may draw as many cards as you like on each split hand,
but if you split two aces, you receive only one additional
card for each ace.
After you are dealt two cards, and think that another card
will allow you to beat the dealers hand, you can increase
your bet by an amount up to your original bet or doubling
your bet. Your bet is doubled and you receive one more card.
If the dealer has an Ace as his up card, youll be given
a chance to buy insurance. When you buy insurance, youre
betting that the dealer has a blackjack. It allows you to
try and protect yourself when you think that the dealer may
have Blackjack. When buying insurance, you place half of your
initial bet by pressing the Insurance button. If the dealer
does have Blackjack, you are paid 2 to 1 on your insurance
bet. Generally until you are an expert, insurance in blackjack
game rules is better to be missed.