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The objective of the game of Blackjack is to achieve as close a value to 21 as possible, with 2 or more cards, and beat the dealer’s score; if the dealer’s score is above 21 then all remaining hands are winners. Players can bet on up to 5 boxes at once; the first 2 cards on each box can be split or doubled, where the rules allow.
HOW TO PLAY BLACKJACK
The game is played with 6 decks of cards which are shuffled at the start of every new game. To begin the game, press on one of the different valued chips to select it and place the bet by selecting a bet box.
BLACKJACK STARTING GAME BUTTONS
Double Doubles the value of the bets on every box up to the table maximum.
Undo Removes chips from the bet boxes in the order in which they were placed.
Clear All Removes all bets on all boxes in one go.
Deal Starts the game; 2 cards will be dealt on each box where a bet has been placed and 2 cards will be dealt to the dealer, with one card face down.
BLACKJACK GAME BUTTONS
Hit Draws another card on the highlighted hand.
Stand Finishes the hand; draws no further cards and moves on to the next hand or the dealer, depending on the state of play.
Double Offered once per hand and is available after the first 2 cards have been dealt to the player. Double is available on any 2 cards This bet requires a further bet equal to the initiating bet; chips are placed on the original bet to signify the increase and one further card is drawn. This completes the hand; no further action is possible.
Split If the first 2 cards dealt are of the same value and type e.g. 8,8 or 10,10 etc. then a split option is available. Pressing split will cause the cards to separate, a further bet equal to the initiating bet is taken for the newly created hand, and now 2 hands are in play. Further drawing of cards to these hands is possible after this event, except in the case of split Aces where only one card is dealt per split hand. A split is offered once per hand with no re ‐ splits. Split hands do not qualify for enhanced Blackjack payouts. Doubling is allowed after splits (except for split Aces).
Insurance When the dealer’s face up card is an Ace, the player has the option to place an insurance bet on any hand, which is equal to half of the initial bet. A winning insurance bet, which occurs when the dealer has a Blackjack, will be paid at 2 to 1; the insurance bet will lose if the dealer does not have a Blackjack.
Even Money When the player has Blackjack and the dealer’s face up card is an Ace, the player can choose to take Even Money for their Blackjack hand, negating the risk the dealer may also have Blackjack which would result in a push.
Repeat / Deal At the end of a completed game this option is available. This mimics the previous game’s original stakes on each box and deals the cards.
Repeat At the end of a completed game this option is available. This places all the previous game’s starting bets but allows modification of the bets before pressing the deal button to start the game
Once all the player’s hands are complete the dealer will reveal the face down card and continue drawing cards until the value is 17 or greater. The dealer must stand on all 17s. A push occurs if the player and dealer have hands with the same value. The player wins if the dealer's total is above 21 and the player's hand has no exceeded 21; or if the the player's hand is higher than the dealer's hand as long as it has not exceeded 21.