Clicking on the deal button
after placing a bet starts a new game.
Clicking on the hit button
will deal the player an additional card. Clicking on the stand button will
keep the player hand at its current value.
If the players first two cards
are of the same value (i.e. 7, 7, or Q, K) he may split them into 2
separate hands, placing a second wager of equal value. The player then
proceeds to draw cards as usual, with these exceptions:
If a player splits two aces, he receives only one additional card for
each hand. A hand totaling 21 after splitting aces is considered 21, not
When a player has been dealt
two cards and believes that a third card will give him a position to beat
the dealers hand, he can double. His wager is doubled, and he is allowed
to hit and receive just one additional card.
Insurance gives the player
a chance to protect himself when he believes the dealer might have
BlackJack. If the dealers first card is an ace, he is considered to have
a fair chance of getting BlackJack. If the player believes the dealers
hole card (face down) value is 10, the player may purchase insurance
against dealer BlackJack at the price of half their initial bet. If the
dealer does have BlackJack, the insurance pays 2 to 1, which corresponds
to the amount of the initial bet. If the player has bought insurance and
the dealer does not have BlackJack, the player loses his insurance. The
players initial bet is then settled by comparing his cards with the
dealers. If the dealer and the player both have BlackJack, the game
results in a push.
Late Insurance allows
the player to delay the placement of an insurance bet until the end of the
Surrender gives the player
a chance to protect himself when he believes that he will lose the current
hand. Once a player hits surrender, the player will receive 50% of his
current bet and 50% will go to the house.