Black Jack is one of the most popular casino game of all. Black Jack’s popularity is so high because if played right the odds are much higher than in any other game. The rules are slightly different from area to area and from casino to casino. This means you have to make sure you inform yourself about the exact rules for black jack and guidelines each casino has, before you start gambling. In Black Jack you don’t play against any other players – only against the dealer. The main objective in Black Jack is to get a hand higher than the dealer’s without going over 21.
The game starts with every player making their opening bets. Make sure to read the sign next to the dealer which indicates the minimum and maximum table limit. After all the players placed their bets the dealer will start dealing the cards. Starting with the player to his left he gives every player one card, face up including himself. Then he deals a second round of cards, face up. You now can look at both of your cards and find your total by simply adding the values of your cards.
How to play Black Jack?
After all the players have made their decision the dealer will then play his hand. The dealer must stand on 17, and must draw to 16. The playing of the dealer’s hand must follow certain rules. He must hit on every total less than 17.
What is Black Jack?
You win if either the dealer busts or has a total less than yours. The odds are 1:1. A black jack beats an ordinary 21 and is paid 3:2 odds.
By turn each player will then have to make one of the following five decisions.
Stand/Stay / You stand if you don’t want any more cards.
Double / If you think you will win without getting more than one card you double. You have to add an amount equal to your original wager and receive only one card. If your total is higher than the dealer’s after receiving the card you win.
Split / If your starting hand contains two cards of the same type (i.e. two 9’s) you can split them up into two new hands. You have to add an equal amount to your wager and get two more cards dealt forming two separate new starting hands.
Insurance / Insurance is offered to the players if the dealer’s card is an Ace, to protect against a dealers Black Jack. You will have to pay half of table minimum bet to double of your original wager and will get 2:1 odds when the dealer has a Black Jack. Unless you also have a black jack your original bet is lost. If the dealer cards shows no Black Jack you lose your insurance bet.
Surrender / Instead of playing out the hand you may opt to fold your hand and receive half of your bet back.
Perfect Pair: Perfect pair is a great side bet for Black Jack. A Perfect Pairs bet wins if the first two cards dealt to a player’s black jack hand are a pair and it loses if they are not a pair.
Perfect Pairs bets are made prior to any cards being dealt and must be supported by a regular black jack bet on the same betting box..
Mixed Pair: A pair is made up of 1 red suited card and 1 black suited card.
Coloured Pair: A pair is comprised of 2 cards that are different suits, with both cards being either red suited cards or black suited cards.
Perfect Pair: An identical pair.