A simple, dynamic and exciting game. The player bets on one or more designated boxes on the table. After the dealer says “No more bets” and the hand closes the bets, players cannot touch or change their bets.
Initially the player is dealt two cards “open”, the sum of their points allows the player to decide whether or not they need additional cards. The goal of the game is to score 21 points or close to it. If the player scores more than 21 points then his bet loses. If the total of points on the dealer’s cards is greater than 21, then all bets remaining in the game win.
Players who have a higher point value than the dealer win, their bets paid 1:1.
Players with less points than the dealer lose.
If the player’s point total is equal to the dealer’s point total, then a “tie” or Stay is declared: the player’s bet neither wins nor loses.
The dealer draws cards last, and must take a card if his point total is 16 or less, and stop if his point total is 17 or more. Aces count as 1 or as 11, “pictures” (jacks, queens and kings) are all 10 points each, the other cards correspond to their value.
This is a combination on the first two cards of the deal, giving a total of 21 points (Ace and Ten or Ace and a “picture”). The player’s bet pays 3:2 if the dealer doesn’t have the same combination. “Blackjack” wins against any other combination of cards, including combinations with a total of 21 points.
After the first two cards are dealt to all playing boxes, a player may forego playing any number of his boxes, forfeiting half of the corresponding bets. This can be done before the third card is dealt to the box on which the player wishes to make a SURRENDER. A player may not SURRENDER when the dealer’s first card is an Ace.
If a player’s first two cards are of the same value, i.e. have the same point value, they may be split. In doing so the player places an additional bet on that box equal to the original bet and draws a card for each card separately. All pairs of identical cards can be split no more than three times. The exception to this is Aces. Splitting aces is allowed twice, and when splitting, the player receives only one card per ace. An Ace/Ten (picture), after splitting, counts as a 21 and is not a Blackjack Hand.
Once a player has received the first two cards, regardless of the number of points, they can double their bet, while receiving only one card. Doubling is permitted after the cards have been dealt. If a player has 9, 10 or 11 points, the dealer will always offer to double the player’s bet.
If the dealer’s first card is an Ace, the player may place an additional bet, but not more than half of the original bet and not less than half the table minimum, on the field marked Insurance. This bet wins if the dealer has Blackjack and pays 2:1, in all other cases you lose.
Players can also insure their box against Blackjack from the dealer when the dealer’s first card is a 10. In this case, the dealer will not announce the insurance.
If a player has Blackjack and the dealer’s first card is an Ace, the player may receive an even money, i.e. a payout equal to his 1:1 bet, before the first card is dealt. If the player refuses equal money and the dealer has a Blackjack, then the player’s bet is not paid, i.e. no win or lose.
Up to three players can play on a single box. Each player’s stake must not be less than the minimum of the table, and the total stake per box must not exceed the maximum of the table.
The player himself controls the number of points on his boxes and checks them against the value announced by the dealer.
If the cards are dealt incorrectly or the dealer makes any other mistake, no payouts will be made to the players.