Blackjack ABC’s – Part 2

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Posted by Barbara | Posted in Blackjack | Posted on 02-03-2010

We carry on with our article on the abc’s of Blackjack. In the previous article we covered the concept of chemin de fer, taking another card, standing and how to double down. In part 2 we will discuss splitting, surrendering and insurance.

Split: if a player is dealt 2 cards of the same amount (two eights as an example) she may break them up to create 2 different hands. If you decide to divide your hand you’ll need to place a new bet equal to the initial bet.

Surrender: A few betting houses will permit players to surrender the hand they have been given along with fifty percent of the original wager they made before the croupier checks their hand. Keep in mind it is important to inquire with the dealer for clarification on the blackjack table game rules or check out the game rules section on the internet casino you are betting on.

Insurance: When the dealers exposed card is an Ace competitors have the chance to purchase insurance. You will lay half of the initial bet before the croupier checks his cards; if the croupier has blackjack you’ll win the insurance bet but still lose the original amount. Sadly if the croupier doesn’t have chemin de fer the competitor loses the insurance. It’s a risk but one that’s absolutely worth it, if used as part of a smart plan.

As soon as a gambler has stayed or busted by exceeding twenty-one the croupier will reveal their hand and will continue to deal themselves cards until 1 of the following events has appeared: if he has surpassed 17, a dealer will not normally draw another card because of the likelihood of busting, if he has drawn twenty one or if they have busted.

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