Blackjack Basics – Part Two

We carry on with our article on the essential details of black jack. In Part 1 we reviewed the approach of the game, hitting, standing and how to double down. In part two we’ll talk about splitting, surrendering and insurance.

Split: if a gambler is handed two cards of the same value (two eights for example) she may split them to make 2 separate hands. If you choose to separate your hand you’ll have to lay a new wager equivalent to the initial bet.

Surrender: Some betting houses will allow players to surrender the cards they have been dealt along with fifty percent of the initial wager they made before the dealer checks his hand. Keep in mind it’s vital to ask the croupier for clarification on the table game rules or look at the game rules section on the online betting house you’re gambling on.

Insurance: When the dealers face up card is an Ace individuals have the ability to purchase insurance. You will lay half of the original wager prior to the croupier looking at his cards; if the croupier has chemin de fer you’ll win the insurance bet but still lose the original bet. Unfortunately if the dealer doesn’t have chemin de fer the competitor loses the insurance. It’s a risk but one that is well worth it, if used as part of a smart strategy.

As soon as a gambler has stood or busted by exceeding twenty-one the dealer will reveal his or her hand and will continue to deal themselves cards until 1 of the following things has happened: if he has surpassed seventeen, a dealer will not normally take another card due to the chance of going bust, if he has drawn twenty-one or if he has busted.

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