Multi-hand Blackjack is played with two standard decks of 52 playing cards that are shuffled after dealing each hand or hands. You may play up to three hands at once.
The aim is to beat the Dealer's hand by either getting a higher value hand, without exceeding 21, or by the Dealer's hand going bust.
Select a chip size by clicking on one of the chip denomination that you want.
Place a wager by clicking the center betting circle in the play area; continue clicking the wager circle until you have placed the number of chips you want to wager.
To increase your wager left-click on the betting circle. The wager will increase one chip at a time.
To reduce or remove a wager, right-click on the betting circle. The wager will decrease one chip at a time.
Once you have the chips in the bet circle, click the Deal button. Both you and the dealer are dealt two cards. The Dealer is dealt two cards, one card face-up and one card face-down. Your cards are both dealt face up.
Depending on the cards you are dealt, different betting options will be given. You can perform more than one option, or repeat one option, depending on the stage of the game.
The betting options are:
Hit - Click the Hit option if you want the Dealer to deal you another card from the deck.
Stand - Click the Stand button if you do not wish to receive any more cards. The dealer will then play his hand in order to complete the game.
Split - Click the Split button to divide your hand into two separate hands. A new card is then dealt to each hand. You can Split a maximum number of 3 times per game, equaling 4 hands. Note that Aces can only be split once.
Double Down - Click the Double button in order to place a side wager equal to your original. Chips will automatically be added to the table and you will get only one card.
Take Insurance - Click the Insurance button in order to place a wager equal to half your original wager against the Dealer getting a Blackjack. This option is only given when the dealer is showing an Ace.
Example: Use the Insurance option if the Dealer’s first card is an Ace. You take Insurance against the Dealer getting a Blackjack.
Multi-hand Blackjack is played with two standard decks of 52 playing cards that are shuffled after the completion of every game.
The Dealer checks for a Blackjack when he is dealt a 10 or an Ace. If the Dealer has a Blackjack, the game is over.
Blackjack always beats any other hand with a value of 21.
All face cards - Jacks, Kings and Queens, have a value of 10.
Aces can have a value of either 1 or 11.
All other cards have their face value.
You may draw up to nine additional cards to make a hand of eleven cards, provided the value of your hand does not exceed 21. If your hand does not exceeded 21 after receiving eleven cards, your hand automatically Stands, and the Dealer plays his hand.
The Dealer Hits on a soft 17.
If the Dealer's hand exceeds 21, it is bust, and you automatically win.
If you are dealt an Ace and a card with a value of 10, you have Blackjack. Your hand automatically Stands. Your hand cannot be beaten, only matched. When your hand and the Dealer's hand tie, it is called a push. Your original wager amount is returned to you.
If both the Dealer and your hand have Blackjack, this is considered a push. Your original wager amount is returned to you.
If the Dealer gets Blackjack after you have Split or Doubled Down, the entire wager amount is lost.
You can Split two cards of the same value, such as a Queen and a Ten, or two Fours. Your hand is divided into two separate hands and a wager equal to your original wager is placed on the second hand.
If you Split a pair of Aces and then draw a card with a value of 10, this is not Blackjack, although it has a value of 21.
This rule also applies to splitting pairs of cards with a value of 10.You can Split a maximum number of 3 times per game, equaling 4 hands. This rule excludes Aces. Aces are only Split once.
If you Split a pair of Aces, each Ace is dealt one card, and the hand automatically Stands.
You can Double Down after receiving your first two cards.
The Double Down wager is equal to your original wager amount.
You can Double Down after a Split.
You can take Insurance if the Dealer's first card is an Ace.
The Insurance wager is equal to half your original wager amount.
Insurance wager wins or losses are independent from your original wager.
Insurance only covers your original hand. It does not cover any second hands on a Split, or a Double Down wager.
If the Dealer does not have a Blackjack, the Insurance wager is removed from the table. The game continues.
If the dealer has Blackjack, the Insurance wager is paid out at odds of 2:1.
Insurance - This is a side wager against the possibility of the Dealer getting Blackjack. You can take Insurance if the Dealer’s first card is an Ace. Insurance costs half your original wager.
Push - This is when your hand and the Dealer’s hand tie. You are paid your original wager.
Split - You can Split two cards with the same Denomination or Value, such as a King and a Jack, or two Sevens. Your hand is divided into two separate hands and a wager equal to your original wager is placed on the second hand. Therefore, your wager is doubled. A new card is dealt to each hand and you play these hands as normal. You can Split a maximum number of 3 times, equaling 4 hands. This rule excludes Aces. Ace are only Split once.
Stand - This is when you are satisfied with the value of your hand and do not want to draw any more cards. This ends the play of your hand. The Dealer plays their hand and both hands are compared.
Value - Value refers to the numerical value of a card. Jack, Queen and King have the value of 10. The Ace card has a value of either 1 or 11.
If you win with a Blackjack you are paid out at odds of 3:2 on your original wager, in other words, you win back one and a half times your original wager amount, plus your original wager.
If you have a winning hand but not a Blackjack, you are paid out at odds of 1 to 1 on your original wager.
Example: You bet 100. If you win, you get your 100 back, plus 100 profits.
If you lose against a Dealer’s Blackjack and have taken Insurance, you are paid out at odds of 2 to 1 on your Insurance wager, in other words, you get your original wager amount back plus the insurance amount.
Example: You bet 100 and pay 50 insurance. If dealer does not have blackjack you get your 150 back, plus 50 profits.