Blackjack is a table game played with 2 decks of 52 cards against the house. The object of the game is to take cards as close as possible to, but not exceeding a value of 21 and beat the dealer’s total. If however your hand goes over 21, you are considered to have busted and will forfeit your bet immediately, regardless of the dealer’s hand. Play’n Go brings to you an online classic blackjack game called Blackjack where you will have the chance to play 3 hands at a time. This great table game can be played at one of UK's top bingo sites, Bingoextra.com.
To place a bet, click on the desired chips which are 1, 5, 10, 25 or 100 and then click the game table in the location you wish to place the chip. The chip will be added to your total bet. All bets must conform to the table limits. To remove a bet, you need to select the 'X' chip and then click the chip you wish to remove. To remove all bets, you simply need to click Clear All.
Kings, Queens, and Jacks which are known as face cards are worth 10 points each, whereas numbered cards 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10 retain their face. Aces can count either as 1 or 11 points, depending on which value advantages the player.
After receiving your first 2 cards, you have a number of options to consider; either to Hit or Stand. These are the two most basic choices in Blackjack. To Hit means to request another card from the dealer. If your third card gives you a total of more than 21, you immediately bust and you are out of the round. If not, you may continue hitting until you are satisfied with your hand. To ‘Stand’ means you are satisfied with your current hand and convinced that taking any more cards will be more of a risk than a potential reward.
Doubling Down is allowed straight after the first two cards are dealt. You are allowed to place an additional bet equal to the original wager, where you will receive one more card and then Stand. You cannot ask for more hits after this third card. If your first two cards hold the same value (for example two twos or two eights) you can split them into two separate playing hands. A split hand becomes two separate bets and the dealer will hit you with a further card on each of the splits. You are not allowed to Hit, Double or Re Split after splitting your cards.
When the dealer’s up-card is an ace, you can take insurance against the chance that the dealer has Blackjack (also called a natural or a snapper). Insurance is generally limited to half of the original bet and pays out at 2:1. If both the dealer and you came out with the same total, it’s called a Push, or tie, and no money changes hands.
The pay-outs in Blackjack are quite simple. Should you beat the dealer with a higher combination than his, you will receive a 1:1 pay-out. In other words, if you bet 10, you will win another 10. Should you hit a blackjack which comprised a 10-Value card plus an Ace, you will receive a 3:2 pay-out. In other words if you bet 10, you will win another 15.
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