First you need to choose your seat at the table. To do so just click on any available seat labelled ‘sit here’. Seats are numbered 1 to 7. Next you need to place a bet. To do so select a chip from the bank window of the value you want to bet, click on the table and click on ‘confirm’. You will have then placed your bet and can wait for the game to commence.
When the game is ready to start the dealer will deal all players two cards facing upwards and two cards for him/herself; one facing up and one facing down. If you have any questions you can talk to the dealer at any time during the game by using the chat box.
Kings, Queens and Jacks cards are worth 10 points, Aces can be worth 1 or 11 points and all other cards are worth the number they represent. The highest scoring hand is the ‘Blackjack’ which is the two initial cards adding up to 21 (an ace and a card with a value of ten). A Blackjack wins automatically and pays 3 to 2 on the player’s original bet.
All the players take turns to act on their hand and can choose to do any of the following:
Stand - not take any more cards Hit – take another card Split – if your two cards are of the same value you can split them and play two hands. You must place another bet (of the same value as your original one). You can then play two hands, with one bet on each. Please note that you can only do this once in each game. Double – double your bet – when deciding to do this you can only take one more card .
The dealer waits until all players have played their hand and then turns over his/her down facing card. The dealer must keep taking more cards until his/her hand is at a value of 17 or over. (If there initial hand is worth 17 they do not need to take more cards). He will then check everyone’s hands and pay anyone who has a hand closer to 21 than his own hand. If there is a draw between a player’s and the dealer’s hand the game is a ‘push’ and all bets are returned. If the dealer busts, all the other players are paid.
If the dealer’s face up card is an ace he/she will offer the players Insurance. This is because there is a high probability the dealer will get a BlackJack. The insurance pays out 2/1 if the dealer does indeed get a BlackJack and if not the insurance bet is lost.