Black Jack ABC’s – Part Two

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We resume our article on the essential details of twenty-one. In Part One we covered the approach of the game, taking another card, holding with the current hand and how to double down. In part 2 we’ll discuss splitting, surrendering and insurance.

Split: if a gambler is dealt two cards of the same amount (2 8’s for instance) the gambler may split them to create 2 different hands. If you choose to split your hand you’ll have to place a new wager equivalent to the initial wager.

Surrender: Some casinos will permit players to surrender the hand they have been given along with half of the initial wager they made before the croupier checks their hand. Once again it’s vital to inquire with the dealer for clarification on the chemin de fer table game rules or check out the rules area on the online casino you are gambling on.

Insurance: When the croupiers face up card is an Ace gamblers have the ability to purchase insurance. You will place half of the original wager before the croupier looks at his cards; if the dealer has blackjack you’ll win the insurance wager but still lose the original amount. Regrettably if the croupier doesn’t have black jack the gambler loses the insurance. It’s a risk but one that is absolutely worth it, if used as part of a clever strategy.

As soon as a competitor has stayed or gone bust by going over twenty one the croupier will reveal their cards and will go on to deal himself cards until 1 of the following things has appeared: if he has achieved 17, a dealer won’t normally draw another card due to the likelihood of going bust, if he has drawn twenty one or if they have busted.

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