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Blackjack Terminology and Game Controls

BET
Place a number of chips in the betting circle as a wager.

RE-BET
Place the same number of chips in the betting circle as you
did for the previous hand.

DEAL
Play a hand of Blackjack for the wager placed in the betting circle. Clicking “DEAL” starts the game and commits the wager to the outcome.

HIT
Request an additional card from the deck.

STAND
Take no additional cards.

SPLIT
The Player will match the original wager and split the first two cards into two separate hands. The two cards must be of the same point value (for example: a pair of 8’s, a King and a Queen, etc.) For split hands, an Ace and ten-point card equal to “21” and not Blackjack – in other words, they don’t pay 3-to-2, but they will beat a Dealer hand that has 20 points or less. Also, after splitting a pair of Aces, the Player will draw only one card per Ace.

DOUBLE
The “DOUBLE” button will become active after the first two cards have been dealt to each hand. Players who feel confident that they are going to win this hand can “Double Down” to earn twice as much if they do win by clicking DOUBLE. Their original bet amount will be doubled automatically and they will receive exactly one additional card. Double Down wagering is not permitted on a Blackjack hand because you would automatically bust when you received the additional card.

INSURE
When the dealer’s up card is an Ace, all Players have an opportunity to buy “insurance”, an additional amount equal to half of that Player’s original wager, before any further play begins.
A Player may purchase insurance when he/she believes that the dealer’s down card is a ten value card. If the Dealer has Blackjack, the insurance wager pays 2-to-1. If the dealer does not have Blackjack, the insurance wager loses and the game continues as usual.

PASS
Do not accept the insurance offered on this hand. If Pass is clicked and the Dealer has Blackjack, the player loses his original wager and play ends for this hand (unless Player also has Blackjack, in which case it’s a push). If Dealer does not have Blackjack, play for this hand continues as normal.