Blackjack Essential Basics – Part 2

March 8th, 2010 by Iliana Leave a reply »
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We resume our article on the essential details of twenty-one. In Part 1 we reviewed the notion of the game, taking another card, holding with the current hand and how to double down. In part 2 we’ll talk about splitting, surrendering and insurance.

Split: if a player is handed 2 cards of the same amount (two 8’s for instance) the gambler may break them up to make two different hands. If you choose to divide your hand you will need to make a new wager equivalent to the original bet.

Surrender: Some betting houses will let players to surrender the cards they have been handed along with fifty percent of the original bet they made before the dealer looking at his hand. Once again it is important to inquire with the croupier for clarification on the table rules or check the game rules area on the online casino you’re wagering on.

Insurance: When the croupiers exposed card is an Ace individuals have the option to take out insurance. You’ll place half of the original wager before the dealer looks at his cards; if the dealer has black jack you’ll come away with a win on the insurance wager but still lose the original amount. Unfortunately if the croupier does not have blackjack the competitor loses the insurance. It’s a risk but one that is absolutely worth it, if used as part of a smart tactic.

As soon as a player has stood or gone bust by going over twenty-one the croupier will reveal his/her cards and will continue to deal himself cards until 1 of the following things has appeared: if they have reached 17, a dealer will not normally take another card because of the possibility of going bust, if they have drawn 21 or if he has gone bust.


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