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Posted by umerblackeagle on September 27th, 2010Playing blackjack
To win you need to beat the dealer without busting. You bust when your cards total to more than 21 and you lose automatically. The winner is whoever has closest to a total of 21. You reach 21 by adding up the values of different card in hand.
The blackjack table seats about 6 players. Either six or eight decks of cards are used and are shuffled together by the dealer and placed in a card dispensing box which is called 'Shoe'.
Before receiving any cards players must place a wager. Then the players are dealt two cards face up. The dealer gets one face up, one face down. Without busting each player in turn either stays or takes more cards to try and get closer to 21. Players who do not bust wait for the dealer's turn. The dealer turns up the down card when all the players are done. By rule, on counts of 17 or higher the dealer must stay; on counts of 16 or lower the dealer must draw.
If you make a total of 21 with the first two cards (a 10 or a face and an Ace), you win automatically. This is called 'Blackjack'. If you have Blackjack, you will win one and one-half times your bet unless the dealer also has Blackjack.
The remaining players with a higher count than the dealer win an amount equal to their bet. Players with a lower count than the dealer lose their bet. All the remaining players win if the dealer busts. There are other betting options namely Insurance, Surrender, Double Down, Even Money and Split.
Some blackjack variations
Allowing the dealer to hit a soft 17: It gives the dealer a chance to improve a disadvantage to the player.
Allowing a double down after splitting pairs: can be advantageous to the player if used wisely.
Allowing re-splitting of Aces: a very clear advantage to the player.
Las Vegas and Atlantic City variants
Perfect Pairs blackjack
Perfect Pairs is a blackjack side bet. It can be played on a standard blackjack table and does not require the main game rules to be changed. Dealt with at the completion of the initial deal and All Perfect Pairs wagers are decided.
Perfect Pairs bets are made prior to any cards being dealt and must be supported by a regular Blackjack bet on the same betting box. If the first two cards dealt to a players Blackjack hand are a pair A Perfect Pairs bet wins and it loses if they are not a pair.
There are 3 different types of pairs and the payout odds vary accordingly:
Perfect Pairs rules
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