Twenty-One Basics – Part Two


Posted by Ciara | Posted in Blackjack | Posted on 26-02-2010

We resume our article on the essential details of twenty-one. In the previous article we covered the concept of the game, taking another card, holding with the current hand and how to double down. In part 2 we will talk about splitting, surrendering and insurance.

Split: if a gambler is assigned 2 cards of the same amount (two eights as an example) the gambler may split them to create 2 different hands. If you choose to separate your hand you’ll need to make a new wager equal to the initial bet.

Surrender: A few casinos will allow individuals to surrender the cards they have been handed along with fifty percent of the initial bet they placed before the croupier checks their hand. As a rule it is essential to ask the croupier for clarification on the chemin de fer table game rules or check out the game rules area on the net betting house you are gambling on.

Insurance: When the croupiers exposed card is an Ace individuals have the ability to purchase insurance. You’ll lay half of the original bet before the croupier checks his cards; if the croupier has black jack you will come away with a win on the insurance wager but still lose the initial sum. Sadly if the dealer does not have blackjack the player loses the insurance. It is a chance but one that is well worth it, if used as part of a smart scheme.

As soon as a player has stayed or gone bust by exceeding 21 the croupier will show his or her hand and will continue to deal themselves cards until one of the following events has happened: if they have surpassed seventeen, a dealer will not typically take another card because of the chance of going bust, if he has drawn 21 or if he has busted.

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