Chemin de Fer Essential Basics – Part One


Posted by Ciara | Posted in Blackjack | Posted on 10-03-2010

The general concept of the game is to be dealt cards totaling up to twenty-one. Every gambler is assigned 2 cards. When a blackjack player is handed a nine or less and an Ace they have been handed a soft hand. When the player receives no Ace it is called as a hard hand. Once the cards have been dealt every player at the table, which includes the dealer, each gambler is given the opportunity to make 1 of 6 choices:

Taking another card (Hit): When a player announces hit me the dealer will deal him another card, if the adding of that card causes the value of the hand to exceed twenty one the gambler will have lost and that’s the end of the game, if the card pushes the value of the hand to twenty one the black jack player will be the winner and if the total has not yet achieved twenty-one they’re still in the game.

Keeping the hand you have been given: If a blackjack player is satisfied with the cards they’ll stay. Once this has happened the dealer will show his/her cards and the black jack player who has gotten 21 or the nearest to 21 will come away with a win.

Doubling Down: A player might request to double down which doubles the wager they have made. As soon as you have taken this action you can only receive one additional card. The specifics of doubling down are usually specified by the table or casino rules so before gambling make certain you are familiar with the casino established rules. If you’re betting at a net betting house this is normally quite easy.

Watch for part 2.

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