Rich Casino Blackjack Rules
Blackjack originates from France and is one the most popular casino games in the world. In online blackjack, the main objective is to get as close to 21 without going over while still beating the dealer's hand – same as with classic blackjack. So, let’s take a look at how you have to play blackjack so that you have more chances of winning! Remember that we offer the best casino bonuses on all deposits, so make sure to claim yours before you start playing for money! This will help you increase your chances of winning!
Learn how to play online blackjack
It’s easy to play online blackjack. The goal, as already said, is to get as close as possible to 21 without going over this number, while at the same time, beating the dealer’s hand. How can you accomplish this?
This is done by counting up the value of the cards in your hand. There is an 8 deck shoe in our Blackjack game. All cards numbered 2 through 10 are at face value. All face cards are valued at 10 while an ace is valued at either 1 or 11 at the player's discretion.
Hands containing an ace valued at 11 are considered to be "soft" hands (i.e. A, 6 is a soft 17), while hands containing an ace valued at 1 are considered "hard" hands (i.e. A, 6, Q is a hard 17). A Blackjack hand is an ace and card valued at 10 (10, J, Q, K).
A two-card Blackjack always beats three or more cards, which equal 21. Before receiving any cards the player must place a wager. Once the wager is placed the player is dealt 2 cards face up.
The dealer is also dealt two cards, one face up and the other face down. The dealer's "hole" card remains face down until the players have completed their hands. At this point the dealer turns over his hole card. If his hand totals a hard 17 through 21 he must stand. If his hand is 16 or under, the dealer must continue to take cards until either his hand is over 16 or "bust" (which means over 21). The dealer must hit on a soft 16.
Blackjack players have several betting and playing options:
This deals the player another card. If your 2 cards total 10 or less, you have nothing to lose by requesting another card since your total could not exceed 21.
This means that the player is satisfied with his hand and does not want to risk another card.
A player, after being dealt his first two cards, is always given the option to double the initial wager. Once you have chosen to do this, click the "DOUBLE" button and you will be dealt a third card and no more. Your hand will only consist of 3 cards.
If you are dealt two cards with identical value you can then split them (i.e. 8,8 or 10,Q). You would now be playing 2 separate hands, each starting with one of the two split cards. You will now be dealt a second card to one of the hands. After this hand is played out, the second hand will be dealt a second card and continued until that hand is played out. All regular rules apply to each hand with the ability to double down. You may only split your hand once and a new wager equal to the initial wager will be placed for each split hand. A split hand Blackjack pays out at 1:1 rather the normal 3:2.
If the dealer's first card is an Ace, there is a possibility that he may have a Blackjack. The player can insure himself against Blackjack if he believes the dealer's hidden card is a 10. If you choose to insure yourself you have to pay an amount of half of your stake. If the dealer gets Blackjack, the insurance will pay 2:1 which corresponds to your original stake. If you have insured yourself and the dealer does not get Blackjack then you lose your insurance. Your ordinary stake is settled by whatever the dealer gets. Therefore, insurance is to be considered a game of its own within Blackjack, and it gives the player a chance to protect himself, when he thinks that the dealer will get Blackjack.
Players win their wager if their total hand is higher than the dealer's without going over 21. If the player busts, then the dealer wins the hand before turning over a card. All hands that total less than the dealer's hand lose. Hands that are equal in value will be considered a tie, or a "push", and the player's original wager will leave the table. If the player gets a Blackjack the payout will be at 3:2 rather than 1:1.
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