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Standing can be signaled by waving their flat hand across their cards. If the dealer’s hand is closer to 21 than yours, you lose your entire bet. If your hand becomes over 21 after a hit, it is called a “bust” and you automatically lose your bet, regardless if the dealer also busts. Blackjack or Twenty-One is a casino type game where players bet against the dealer for hands as close to 21 as possible without going over.
After doubling, if a player is dissatisfied with a non-busted hand, the player may rescue the doubled portion of the bet, and forfeit their original wager. A good player will strive to consider all possibilities and choose moves that give the highest statistical chance for the greatest expected return. We support several customizable rules and options so you can play Blackjack exactly how you like or how you grew up playing with your friends and family.
Only a few side bets, like “Lucky Ladies”, offer a sufficient win rate to justify the effort of advantage play. This rule protocol is consequently known as “late” surrender. The alternative, “early” surrender, gives player the option to surrender before the dealer checks for blackjack, or in a no hole card game. Early surrender is much more favorable to the player than late surrender. If a player’s first two cards are of the same denomination, such as two jacks or two sixes, they may choose to treat them as two separate hands when their turn comes around.
Experts advise that you should always split aces, and it is highly recommended to split 8s. At home, make sure you establish the rules before you start the game. It might be fun to adopt some of the strict casino rules just to liven things up a little.
There is a separate circle or square for each player. When you sit down you must buy chips from the dealer or bring them from another table. You then put your bet in the betting circle in front of your space. Only chips put in the betting circle count as your bet.
No double after splitAfter a split, most games allow doubling down on the new two-card hands. Disallowing doubling after a split increases the house edge by about 0.12%. ResplittingIf the cards of a post-split hand have the same value, most games allow the player to split again, or “resplit”. The player places a further wager and the dealer separates the new pair dealing a further card to each as before. Some games allow unlimited resplitting, while others may limit it to a certain number of hands, such as four hands (for example, “resplit to 4”). Number cards count as their number, the jack, queen, and king (“face cards” or “pictures”) count as 10, and aces count as either 1 or 11 according to the player’s choice.