In blackjack, as the player, you are always competing against the dealer. The main objective is to beat the dealer, drawing cards without going over 21. If your first two cards total 21, you have blackjack.
If, at the end of the game, your hand beats the dealer's hand, you win the same amount as you wagered. If you have blackjack [your first two cards total 21], you win 3:2 the value of your wager, unless the dealer also has blackjack. In that case the game is a tie and your wager is returned.
Aces count as either 1 or 11, face cards as 10, and all remaining cards count as their numbered values. If your hand total exceeds 21, you have BUST and you lose your wager. If, at the end of the game, your hand total is equal to the dealer's hand, the game is considered a tie [PUSH] and your wager is returned. Blackjack [first two cards total 21] beats a combined card score of 21.
Triple 7 Blackjack Bonus
If, during your play in blackjack, you receive three 7's of spades for a total result of 21, you have won the Triple 7 Bonus and your account will automatically be credited with a bonus of $5,000.00.
Rules for the Dealer
The dealer must adhere to certain guidelines when drawing cards [HIT] or staying with his current cards [STAND]. These guidelines state that the dealer must draw cards until he has at least 17, and must stand at 17 or higher. If the dealer gets 16, he must take another card. The dealer will not decide to hit or stay based on your hand, and must strictly abide by the dealer rules. As the player, your strategy should be based on what cards you have in your hand while taking into consideration what card the dealer has showing.
If your first two cards are the same value, you may SPLIT them into two separate hands, placing a second wager of equal value. You then proceed to draw cards as usual. However, if you SPLIT two aces, you get only one additional card for each hand. If you SPLIT two aces and one of your hands totals 21, this is not considered blackjack, but 21.
When you have been dealt two cards, and you think that your next card will put you in a position to beat the dealer's hand, you can select DOUBLE. Your wager is then doubled, and you will receive only one additional card.
Insurance adds a completely new aspect to blackjack; it gives you the opportunity to protect your wager if you believe that the dealer may have blackjack. If the dealer's first card is an ace, he is considered to have a fair chance of getting blackjack. In this case a window will pop up over your hand and offer you to purchase INSURANCE - YES/NO. If you believe that the dealer's down card is of value 10, you can buy insurance against dealer's blackjack at the value of half your initial bet. If the dealer does have blackjack, the insurance pays 2:1, corresponding to the amount of your initial wager. If you buy insurance and the dealer does not get blackjack, you lose your insurance wager. Your initial bet is then settled by comparing your cards with the dealer's. Should you and the dealer both have blackjack, the game results in a push.
Select a chip value using the left mouse button. Then, with the left mouse button, click the spot on the blackjack table where you wish to place your wager. You can choose to place a wager in all three spots and play three hands at a time. If you wish to change your bet prior to clicking DEAL, simply click on the chips you have already placed on the table using your right mouse button to remove them.
Wagers are determined by the table limit you choose from the casino lobby.
|DEAL||When you have placed your bets, click to deal the cards|
|CLEAR||Clears the table of bets|
|HIT||Instructs the dealer to deal you another card|
|STAND||Instructs the dealer that you will "stand" with your current hand|
|DOUBLE||Double your wager and receive one additional card only|
|SPLIT||Split your hand into 2 separate ones [see above for rules]|
|NEW GAME||Starts a new game|
|LAST BET||Places the same bets as in your previous game|