King, Queen, Jack, 10 = 10
2-9 = Face value
Aces = 11 or 1
In online blackjack the player wins when the total value of the cards in his hand are closer to 21 without going over than those held by the dealer. A hand with a value over 21 is called a "bust," and is an automatic loser. If you and the dealer have the same card total (17 and up) it is called a push, or a tie and all money is refunded.
Blackjack - The player gets paid one and a half times his bet if his first two cards total 21. The only way two cards can have a value of 21 is if one of them is an Ace, and the other is a 10-value card. A blackjack beats all other hands except for another blackjack. If you have a blackjack, and the dealer’s hand adds up to 21 the player wins.
Winning Hand (Even Money)
Insurance (2 to 1)
Blackjack (3 to 2)
In online blackjack you add up your cards total value and decide whether you need to take another card (hit) to increase your total or keep the cards you already have and hope the dealer will either 'bust' or have a total lower than you. There is no limit on the number of hits a player can take.
An ace is either a 1 or an 11. The dealer must 'hit' until their total is 17 or above. If the dealer's hand is between 17 and 21, the dealer must stand. If the dealer's hand is 16 or under, the dealer must hit until his hand has a value of 17 or higher.
If the dealer busts, all players that are still in the hand win. Between the players and the dealer, whoever is closer to 21, without going over, wins the hand.
If your first two cards have the same point value, you may split them into two separate hands by placing a second bet equal to the original bet. You then proceed to draw cards.
You are able to draw as many cards as you like on each split hand, but if you split two aces, you receive only one additional card for each ace. If you split two aces and one of your hands totals 21, it is counted as 21 and not blackjack.
After you are dealt two cards, and you think that another card will allow you to beat the dealer's hand, you can increase your bet by an amount up to your original bet or double your bet. This is also known as 'doubling down'.
Once you decide to 'double down' you are allowed to receive just one more card. You cannot stand on your original hand or take more than 1 additional card. For example, you may be dealt a 6 and a 5 for a total of 11. You can now double down, hoping to get a face value card. The casino house rules may vary for doubling down.
Insurance is designed to protect you when you think that the dealer may have blackjack. When buying insurance, you place half of your initial bet by pressing the 'Insurance' Button. If the dealer does have blackjack, you are paid 2 to 1 on your insurance bet. If the dealer doesn't have blackjack, you lose your insurance bet.
- Sports-gambling blackjack is played with six 52-card decks
- The decks are reshuffled after each game
- Dealer stands on all soft 17's
- Doubling after splitting is allowed
- Re-splitting of cards is not allowed
- Surrender is permitted
- Only one additional card is allowed on each Ace when splitting
In the event of unusual activity in the software or outside intervention all wagers will be placed under review for further determination.