BLACKJACK CLASSIC Rules

Blackjack Classic Game Rules

Cards

Blackjack Classic is played with four standard decks of 52 cards (Jokers not included). The decks are shuffled before each game round. Number cards, 2-10, count as face value. Face cards, kings, queens and jacks, are equal in value to 10 and aces are valued at either 1 or 11. No particular significance is given to any of the 4 suits.

Play takes place against a computerized dealer. The dealer is dealt two cards, and the player is dealt two cards in each box. The player’s cards are dealt face up, while only the dealer’s first card is shown. The dealer will check the face down card if the first card has a value of 10, J, Q or K. A player can choose an additional card by clicking HIT. A player may repeat this as many times as he likes so long as the total of his cards does not exceed 21. If the total surpasses 21, it is considered a “bust” and the player automatically loses.

Once a player is satisfied with the cards he is holding, he should click STAND. This is repeated for all the boxes the player is playing. After the player is finished, it is the dealer’s turn to reveal his face down card and decide whether he would like to take another card. The dealer must have cards totaling 17 or more. Once the dealer is satisfied with the cards he is holding, the winner is decided. If the player’s card total is greater than the dealer’s, or if the dealer busts then the player is the winner.

If the player’s card total is the same as the dealer it is considered a “push” and the player does not lose his bet.

Blackjack

If a 10-value card, i.e. the number 10 card of any suit or a king, queen or jack, plus an ace is initially dealt in any hand, it is considered Blackjack. The player wins 1.5 times the winning hand bet when he is dealt a Blackjack. The player automatically loses if the dealer is dealt a Blackjack. If both are dealt a Blackjack it is considered a push and the player gets his bet back.

Insurance

If the visible card of the dealer is an ace, the player may buy “insurance” by betting and additional 0.5 times his initial bet. If the dealer then gets Blackjack, the player will win 2 times his insurance bet. If the dealer does not get Blackjack, then the player loses his insurance bet and the outcome of his initial bet is determined by the total of the cards he is holding vs. the dealer’s cards.

Even Money

If the visible card of the dealer is an ace and the player has Blackjack, the player is offered even money and wins 1 times his bet.

Splitting

If a player is dealt two cards of the same value (including two of the same face cards), he is entitled to “split” the cards and double his initial bet. He will now be playing two hands of Blackjack, one at a time. The first hand is dealt a second card. The player must decide whether he would like to STAND or take another card by clicking HIT. Once the player has finished the first hand, he must move onto the second, repeating the same process. After the player is satisfied with

all hands it is the dealer’s turn. The dealer will now reveal his other card and take additional cards until he has a total of 17 or more.

Note: The player cannot hit on split aces. The dealer deals a second card only for each hand.

Double Down

The player may double his bet after viewing his initial two cards. He will then only be allowed one additional HIT to complete his hand. It is also possible to Double Down after a Split, except in the case of two aces.

Game Settings

Click the spanner icon in the game panel. Select to enable the following options for the game in the Game Settings menu:

  •   Sound effects. Turn on or off sound effects played for different events in the game.
  •   Fast play. Turn on or off fast play presentation.
  •   Game history. Click to view your latest game history.Note: Some casinos may operate without all of the listed game settings.Chip SelectorAt the bottom right hand corner of the game screen, there are chips of different values. By clicking one of them before you start to play, you can select the chip value of your bet. If there are arrows to the left and right of the chips, click these to see additional chip values.

    How to Play Summary

    Click a chip in the panel, place your bet per box, and click DEAL to deal the cards.

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