Twenty-One Essential Basics – Part Two

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We resume our article on the basics of black jack. In Part 1 we covered the approach of blackjack, hitting, standing and how to double down. In part two we’ll talk about splitting, surrendering and insurance.

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

Surrender: Some casinos will allow players to surrender the cards they have been given along with fifty percent of the original bet they placed prior to the croupier checking his hand. As a rule it’s important to inquire with the dealer 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 croupiers face up card is an Ace competitors have the ability to purchase insurance. You’ll lay half of the initial wager before the dealer looks at his cards; if the croupier has blackjack you’ll win the insurance bet but still lose the original bet. Sadly if the dealer does not have black jack the player loses the insurance. It’s a chance but one that is well worth it, if used as part of a smart plan.

Once a player has stood or busted by exceeding twenty one the dealer will reveal his or her cards and will continue to deal himself cards until 1 of the following things has happened: if he has reached 17, a croupier won’t usually draw another card due to the possibility of busting, if they have drawn 21 or if they have gone bust.

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