BLACKJACK GAMBLING BASICS
The player will place his/her wager in the center of the betting circle. The
dealer will then deal two cards, face up, to each player and two to him/herself,
one face up and one face down. Kings, Queens, Jacks, and 10's each count as
10. Aces count as 1 or 11, as a player wishes. All other cards 2-9, count at
their face value.
If the first two cards drawn are an Ace and a 10-value card, that player has
Blackjack and will be paid one and one-half times the wager (3 to 2) unless
the dealer also has Blackjack. The Player not having Blackjack may continue
to draw cards attempting to total as close to 21 as possible without exceeding
21, in which case that player "breaks" and loses the wager.
Dealer must hit on all totals of 16 or less. Dealer must stand on all total
of 17 or more.
The taking of an additional card.
Take no additional cards.
The Player will match the original wager and split the first two cards into
two separate hands. The two cards must be of the same point value (i.e. a pair
of 8's, King and Queen, etc.) In splitted hands an Ace and ten equal to "21"
and not blackjack.
The player will match the original (or double down for less) on the first two
cards dealt and receive only one additional card. Double down wagering is not
permitted on a Blackjack.
When the dealer's up card is an Ace, a Player may buy insurance, an additional
amount equal to half of that Player's original wager. A Player may purchase
insurance when he/she believes that the dealer's down card is a 10-value card.
If the Dealer has Blackjack, the insurance wager pays 2 to 1. If the dealer
does not have Blackjack, the insurance wager loses and the game continues as
usual. A Blackjack will beat a point total of "21".