Blackjack Games

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Objective of Blackjack

The objective of Blackjack is for a player to come as close to 21 without going over, while still having a higher number than the dealer. Prior to receiving any cards, the player must place a wager. Once the wager is made, the player is dealt two cards face up. The dealer is also dealt two cards.

If the total value of the player’s cards is closer to 21 than the dealer, the player wins as much as he wagered. The player wins if the dealer goes over 21.

The following terminology is used in the play of the game:

  • Bet - the Player may make any wager desired within the posted table limits.
  • Deal - the Player gets two cards face up and the Dealer gets two cards.
  • Blackjack – is achieved when first two cards total 21. Blackjack beats a score of 21 consisting of 3 or more cards.
  • Bust – is achieved when total value of cards for either the Dealer or the Player exceeds 21 resulting in a loss of the wager.
  • Push – is achieved when the value of the Dealer’s cards (from 17 to 21) and the Player’s cards are equal resulting in neither winning except in Face Up 21(please see specific Face Up 21 rules). It also results in the return of the Player’s wager.
  • Hit – Player desires another card to be dealt.
  • Stand – Player desires to keep hand dealt.
  • Split – Player desires hand to be split two cards into separate hands.
  • Double – Player desires to double bet and receive another card.