A player may stand at any time.
For splitting the player needs to place an additional bet to the amount of the
current bet on the hand being split. Split aces are allowed to draw only one additional
card. Both Split and Double Down options are available only if the user's account
balance permits placing an additional bet.
Surrender is allowed with half of bet forfeited after the Dealer checks for a
natural (a two-card count of 21) in which case the bet is forfeited.
If the player is satisfied with
their hand as-is they may stand. Click 'Stand,' and when the dealer completes
his or her hand, the hands will be compared.
If the player wishes to take another
card he may continue to do so until he either stands or busts.
♧ Double Down:
If the player feels he
needs one and only one more card then he may double his bet and be dealt one more
card, good or bad. This option is only offered on the first two cards, and sometimes
on the first two cards after splitting. (Doubling options in Las Vegas variant
and Atlantic City variant are different; refer to the above give table for details).
If the player's first two cards
are of equal point value he may split them into two hands. In this event each
card is the first card of a new hand. The player must also make another wager
of equal value to the first for the second hand. The player may usually re-split
up to 2 or 3 times if another splitting opportunity arises. Doubling down after
splitting is usually, but not always allowed. (Refer to the difference of split
case in Las Vegas variant and Atlantic City variant in the above given table)
Player has the option to
surrender on the first two cards. If the player does not like their prospects
he may forfeit half the bet as well as his cards. This option is generally only
offered after the dealer checks for blackjack, known as "late surrender."
Insurance is a caution amount
(50% of bet placed) against the dealer's cards; which have higher chances of Blackjack.
When ever dealer's first card (open card) is an Ace card, he has better chances
of getting Blackjack hence the bets placed can be recovered by way of paying a
caution amount to the house. Whether you win or lose, you lose this caution amount.
If the dealer gets Blackjack, and player has insurance, then, the player would
lose only 50% of his amount.
♣ How to Play Blackjack:
Your chips are stacked in denominations of
$1, $5, $25, $100 and $500 at the rim of the table.
Select the amount you want to wager on a given
hand by clicking on the chip of that denomination. Likewise you can decrease the
amount wagered by clicking on the Bet stack.
Once the wager is placed, the player presses
the 'Deal' button. The dealer deals the player two cards face up and himself two
cards; the first one being face up and the other face down.
Depending your (player's) two cards strength
choose your options 'Hit,' 'Stand,' 'Surrender,' 'Double Down,' 'Split,' or Insurance.'
After the player has built his hand to its
best advantage, the dealer cards are dealt.
After the Dealers/Players cards are held at
the highest level or bust, results are displayed.