Rules for Black Jack
Multibox Blackjack is played with four standard decks of 52
cards (Jokers not included). Number cards, 2-10, count as face value. Face
cards, kings, queens and jacks, are equal in value to 10 and aces are
valued at either 1 or 11. No particular significance is given to any of
the 4 suits.
Play takes place against a computerized dealer. The dealer is
dealt two cards, and the player is dealt two cards in each box. The
player's cards are dealt face up, while only the dealer's first card is
shown. A player can choose an additional card by clicking HIT. A player
may repeat this as many times as he likes so long as the total of his
cards does not exceed "21". If the total surpasses "21", it is considered
a "bust" and the player automatically loses.
Once a player is satisfied with the cards he is holding, he
should click STAND. This is repeated for all the boxes the player is
playing. After the player is finished, it is the dealer's turn to reveal
his face down card and decide whether he would like to take another card.
The dealer must have cards totaling "17" or more. Once the dealer is
satisfied with the cards he is holding, the winner is decided. If the
player's card total is greater than the dealer's, or if the dealer busts
then the player is the winner.
If the player's card total is the same as the dealer it is
considered a "push" and the player does not lose his bet.
If a 10-value card, i.e. the number 10 card of any suit or a
king, queen or jack, plus an ace are initially dealt in any hand, it is
considered "Blackjack". The player wins 1.5 times his bet and
automatically loses if the dealer is dealt a "Blackjack". If both are
dealt a "Blackjack" it is considered a "push".
If the visible card of the dealer is an ace, the player may
buy "insurance" by betting and additional 0.5 times his initial bet. If
the dealer then gets "Blackjack", the player will win 2 times his
"insurance" bet. If the dealer does not get "Blackjack", then the player
loses his "insurance" bet and the outcome of his initial bet is determined
by the total of the cards he is holding vs. the dealer's cards.
If a player is dealt two cards of the same value (including
two of the same face cards), he is entitled to "split" the cards and
double his initial bet. He will now be playing two hands of Blackjack, one
at a time. The first hand is dealt a second card. The player must decide
whether he would like to "STAND" or take another card by clicking "HIT".
Once the player has finished the first hand, he must move onto the second,
repeating the same process. After the player is satisfied with both hands
it is the dealer's turn. The dealer will now reveal his other card and
take additional cards until he has a total of "17" or more.
The player may double his bet after viewing his initial two
cards. He will then only be allowed one additional "HIT" to complete his
hand. It is also possible to "Double Down" after a "Split", except in the
case of two aces.
Players compete against the computerized dealer. Click the
chips to place your bet.
Click DEAL to deal the cards.
Choose between HIT, STAND, INSURANCE, SPLIT and DOUBLE
depending on the cards you have received.