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In the Classic Blackjack game you are competing against the dealer (the house).
The player and the dealer are each dealt two cards, with the goal of reaching 21, without going over. The player may draw as many cards as he wishes, until reaching 21. If the player draws a card that puts him over 21 (which is called a “Bust”), he loses the hand. A winning hand adds up to more than the dealer’s hand, without “Busting”.
Classic Blackjack Rules
Our Classic Blackjack game has a dealer and a player. The dealer deals from 6 decks of 52 playing cards each which are shuffled after every round. Before the cards are dealt, the player should first choose his position and then place his bets by clicking on either the 1 chip, 5 chip, 10 chip, 50 chip, 100 chip and 500 chip, to reach the desired bet. After deciding on the desired bet, the player must click the “Deal” button in order to proceed with the hand. The round begins after the player has bet and clicked “Deal”.
A player may play up 1, 3 or 5 hands at one time.
Once the deal begins the bets may not be changed. During the course of the hand, the player may add to his bets through the options of Double Downs, Splits, and Insurance. After the cards are dealt, the player may choose the option that will yield him more opportunities. Buttons, located on the lower center of the screen, will appear in order to facilitate the player’s decision. For example, if it is possible to split two cards, a button will appear to allow the player to split the cards. The player will then simply need to click on the “Split” button.
The player receives two cards, face up, and the dealer receives one card, face up and one card, face down. If the dealer’s up card is an Ace or a 10-value card, the dealer must first check the other card to verify if he has achieved a Blackjack. If the dealer has a Blackjack, the player loses the hand, and the match is over. If a player also has blackjack the result is a push. In all other cases, the game continues, and the player may request as many additional cards as desired, until he chooses to “Stand” or “Bust”. If a player gets a Blackjack, which is a 10 or a face card along with an Ace, he is immediately paid 1.5 times the placed bet, unless the dealer also has Blackjack, in which case it is a “Push” (the player’s bet is left on the table).
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