Our Blackjack game is played with 6 decks of 52 cards without jokers, shuffled at the start of each new round. The object of Blackjack is to get a hand that totals 21 or is closer to 21 than the dealer’s hand without exceeding 21. Aces count either as 1 or 11, face cards as 10 and number cards at their face value. Players can play 1 to 5 hands in a game round.
If the first two cards dealt to a hand have the same value they can be split into two hands. In this case, a second bet equal to the initial bet is placed on the new hand and additional cards are dealt to each hand. If the player splits a pair of aces, they can get only one additional card for each split hand. If the player has an ace and a 10-point card in a split hand, it counts as 21 points and not Blackjack.
When the dealer’s face-up card is an ace, the player is given a chance to insure their bet against the dealer getting Blackjack by placing an additional bet equal to half of the initial bet. The player can insure all their hands or only selected ones. If the dealer has Blackjack, Insurance pays 2 to 1.If the dealer does not have Blackjack, the player loses the insurance amount.
The player can double their initial bet before drawing the third card, but then no more than 3 cards can be drawn to this hand. In the case where the dealer's first card is a 10-point card and the player doubles their bet, if the dealer then reveals Blackjack, the additional bet is returned to the player. Doubling is possible after splitting a hand.
If the player draws 10 cards without going bust, they automatically win, except when the dealer gets Blackjack.10-Card Charlie is applicable on a split hand.