Blackjack Rules
GENERAL RULES
The object of Blackjack is to achieve a score as close as possible to 21, without exceeding that.
Cards are valued as follows:
Aces: their value may be 1 or 11
Figures: their value is 10 (K, Q, J)
All other cards: face value.

BLACK JACK LIVE
The player may bet a maximum of three suites.
Once bets have been placed the dealer gives each player a face-up card, then one to himself. He then deals a second card to each of the hands in play, and completes the draw for each hand according to the illustration:

Dealer Upcard
Your hand 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 A
7 H H H H H H H H H H
8 H H H H H H H H H H
9 H D D D D H H H H H
10 D D D D D D D D H H
11 D D D D D D D D H H
12 H H S S S H H H H H
13 S S S S S H H H H H
14 S S S S S H H H H H
15 S S S S S H H H H H
16 S S S S S H H H H H
17 S S S S S S S S S S
A,2 H H H H H H H H H H
A,3 H H H H H H H H H H
A,4 H H H H H H H H H H
A,5 H H H H H H H H H H
A,6 H H H H H H H H H H
A,7 S S S S S S S H H H
A,8 S S S S S S S S S S
A,9 S S S S S S S S S S
2,2 H H P P P P H H H H
3,3 H H P P P P H H H H
4,4 H H H H H H H H H H
5,5 D D D D D D D D H H
6,6 H P P P P H H H H H
7,7 P P P P P P H H H H
8,8 P P P P P P P P H H
9,9 P P P P P S P P S S
T,T S S S S S S S S S S
A,A P P P P P P P P P H
Dlr 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 A
Key:
H = Hit S = Stand P = Split
D = Double (hit if not allowed)


Once all hands have been dealt the croupier completes the draw, by drawing up to 16 and sticking on 17.

The following rules decide the winning hands:
1. If the total of any player’s hand is superior to 21, the hand is lost irrespective of the dealer’s totals
2. In the case of equal scores the hand is a draw (meaning no-one wins)
3. If the player’s total is superior to the house total the bet is paid 1:1
4. An initial total of 21 with the first two cards dealt is called Blackjack and is paid 3:2. Blackjack is always better than 21 obtained with 3 or more cards.

Surrender
The player also has the option to surrender their hand, this is in the instance of having one of the totals indicated by the letter ‘S’ in the above table; in such cases the player will ‘save’ a percentage of the stake of which a percentage will be refunded relating to the initial stake and which may even exceed it.

Double Down
Any hand totalling 8, 9, 10 or 11 with the first two cards can be doubled. if this happens only one supplementary card will be dealt.

Split Pair
Any time two identical cards are dealt there is the option to ‘split’ the cards and choose to play the hand as two separate hands. Two further cards are dealt, one to match each of the initial cards that have been split, and two separate hands are played according to normal Blackjack rules. It is not allowed to further split or double a ‘split’ hand.
Note: If the first two cards of a previously split hand total 21, the point will be judged to score 21 and not Blackjack.


Insurance
When the house’s first card is an Ace the player has the option to bet half the initial stake on the insurance line, to insure against Blackjack. If the house then draws Blackjack the insurance bet is paid 2:1 – in all other cases the insurance bet will be lost. Insurance can be viewed in effect as a totally independent bet, unrelated to all other bets in the game.

Black Jack Rules - Single Player
The player bets on at least two table sets and a maximum of 5. Once bets have been placed the croupier gives a face-up card to all players on the table then deals one to themself. The dealer then deals a second card to all of the hands in play, and completes the deal for each hand according to the players’ calls. The dealer will then draw cards to 16 and stand on 17 as they complete the hand.
The following rules decide the winning hands:
1. If the total of any player’s hand is superior to 21, the hand is lost regardless of the dealer’s totals
2. In the case of equal scores the hand is a draw (no player wins)
3. If the player’s total is superior to the house total, the bet is paid 1:1
4. An initial total of 21 with the first two cards dealt is called Blackjack and is paid 3:2. Blackjack is always superior to 21 obtained with 3 or more cards.

Double-down
Any hand totalling 8, 9, 10 or 11 with the first two cards can be doubled. In such cases only one further card will be dealt.

Split Pair
Whenever two identical cards are dealt there is the option to ‘split’ the cards and play the hand as two separate hands. Two further cards are dealt by the croupier, one to match each of the set of cards which were split, and two separate hands are played according to normal Blackjack rules. It is not allowed to further split or double a ‘split’ hand.

Note: If the first two cards of a previously split hand total 21, the point will be considered 21 and not Blackjack.

Insurance
When the house’s first card is an Ace the player may bet half the initial stake on the insurance line, to insure against Blackjack being achieved. If the house continues on to draw Blackjack then the insurance bet is paid 2:1 – in all other cases the insurance bet is lost. Insurance may be viewed as a totally independent bet, unrelated to all other bets.