• Objective

To get a card total higher than the Dealer but not more than 21.

The ideal situation is to get a natural 21 or Blackjack, i.e., an Ace with a card of the value 10 (King, Queen, Jack or Ten).

Blackjack total of 21 not Blackjack

• Gamentio Blackjack Basics

The Dealer Hits till Sixteen, and Stays at all Seventeens.

normal 17 soft 17

Value of cards:

• 2 to 10- face value
• J, Q, K- 10
• ACE- 1 or 11, depending on the player’s choice.
• Blackjack Terms and their Meanings

• Soft 17 : If the total hand value of a Dealer is 17 with an Ace being valued at 11 then it is called a Soft 17.
• Bet : Each player at the Blackjack table places a bet before the cards are dealt. Each table has a minimum and maximum bet per hand. The maximum bet is 20 times the minimum bet.
• Hit : When a player wants the dealer to deal more cards to him/ her for a stronger hand they ask the Dealer to “Hit”. Cards are dealt one at a time till the player goes Bust or Stays.
• Blackjack Terms and their Meanings

• Stay : When a player wants to sit on his/ her card total, they choose to Stay. No more cards are dealt and the total value of his cards will be the final value for that round.
• Bust : When a player crosses a total of 21, he/ she automatically lose and go “Bust”. The hand comes to an end for them.
• Blackjack Terms and their Meanings

• Push : When a player and the dealer get the same total it’s a “Push”. Which means that neither the Dealer nor the player win hence, it’s a draw. The player only recovers the value of bet placed by him/ her.
• Dealer : The Dealer in Blackjack is fixed. Each player at the table plays individually with the Dealer. Players don’t compete with each other.
• Blackjack Rules

As the name suggest it’s an option in which a player can double his/her initial bet after receiving the first two cards. Doubling down is a strategy which is based on player's first two card values. Once a player doubles down he/she is dealt only one more card by the dealer. If a player feels that they can get a higher total than the Dealer without going Bust, they opt for this.

• Blackjack Rules

This option is enabled for the player to use only when the dealer's face up card is an ace. Insurance is basically a side bet where a player places exactly half of the original bet amount on Dealer's cards that the dealer has a Blackjack. If the Dealer gets a Blackjack or natural 21 then player wins the insurance bet but loses the original bet. As insurance bet pays 2 to 1 its basic idea is to equalize the lost original bet amount.

• Blackjack Rules

A Player gets this option when the first two cards dealt to him are same. In case of split the player splits his cards into two separate hands and is required to place an additional bet equal to the first bet amount. Now both the hands are treated as independent hands and winning or losing are deciphered individually for each.

• Blackjack Gameplay

• In Blackjack each player at a table plays individually with the Dealer.
• All the players place their initial bets before the cards are dealt.
• 2 cards are dealt to each player, facing up.
• The Dealer deals himself 2 cards but, only one is open the other is dealt face down.
• Each player’s turn comes one by one, starting with the player sitting to the immediate left of the Dealer. Once a player has made the requisite move, only then, does the turn pass on to the next player.
• Blackjack Gameplay

• After all the players at the table have made their moves, then the Dealer reveals his cards and deals till he gets a card total of 17, minimum.
• Showdown :
• If the dealer gets a Blackjack, all the players who don’t have a Blackjack, lose. Or,
• All the players who have a card total higher than the dealer but less than or equal to 21, win. Or,
• If a player and the Dealer have the same card total or a Blackjack, it’s a Push (draw).
• Blackjack Payouts

• Situation 1: Blackjack or Natural 21 pays 3:2.

Ex:- For a bet of \$10 player wins \$15 from dealer.

• Situation 2: Insurance pays 2:1.

Ex:- For a bet of \$10 player wins \$20 from dealer.

• Situation 3: Normal payout is 1:1.

Ex:- For a bet of \$10 player wins \$10 from dealer.

• HAPPY GAMING !!!