The BlackJack game has usually a dealer and 1-3 players. The table dealer deals cards from a shoe (cards box) containing 1-8 decks of black jack playing cards. Before the initial dealer’s deal, the BJ players place their game bets. After deciding what is the desired bet the round begins.
Once the deal begin, the bets amount may not be changed. During the game, the players may add money to their own bets through the Double Downs, the Splits, and the Insurance. After all of the cards are dealt, you are offered the selection of your next move. Each BJ player receives 2 cards, both face up, and the table dealer receives just one card face up. The player may now request as many new additional playing cards as he desire, until he decides to “Stand” or to “Bust”. If a BJ21 player is dealt the “BlackJack”, which is a case of 10 or another face card along with an Ace card, they are now immediately paid a 1.5 times their placed bet, unless the table dealer also has “BlackJack”, in that case it is called a “Push” and the BJ player’s betting money is left on the table for the next round.
After all BJ players’ bets have completed, the BJ dealer completes their own hand. If he has 16 or less, they usually must draw another card “Hit”, until the dealer reach 17 or more. If the dealer card total amount exceed the 21 sum (it is called a “Bust”), the dealer must then pay all of the players which are remaining in the black Jack hand.
The Double Down option automatically double the player’s cash bet and deals only one additional card
The split option is for placing an additional cards bet, equal to the original betting. Each BJ hand is then being played independently.
If the table dealer’s shows an Ace card, the BJ player now has the option to make an “Insurance Bet”. Which equals exactly half the original cash bet, and then ensure that the blackjack player will not lose their money wager should the table dealer be showing a 10 or any face cards under their Ace card.
A Push situation refers to the case where the table dealer and the BJ player have the same summed up count in their hands. In this rare event the play is considered as a draw, and the black jack players original bet remains on the table for the next hand.