At the beginning of the game the croupier deals two cards to each player and one card for him/herself. Based on the sum of the first two cards, the player will decide whether to take additional cards in order to reach the score of 21 or not. If the sum exceeds 21, or if the score is less than the dealer’s, the player loses his/her bet. Once the player decides to take no more cards, the dealer starts dealing the cards to him/herself. If the player’s total score exceed the dealers, the player’s bet wins. If the player and the dealer have equal scores, the player neither wins nor loses.
The scoring is based on the value of the cards. An Ace when dealt to the player is counted as either 1 or 11 whichever best suits the player. All court cards (Kings, Queens, Jacks) have a value of 10. The score of all value cards corresponds to the card denomination (seven of any suit has the score of 7; nine of any suit has the score of 9, etc.). Blackjack – a combination of an Ace and a 10-score card – can be dealt with the first two cards only.
Blackjack wins in all cases except for when the dealer also has a Blackjack combination. In this situation, the player neither wins nor loses and this is called a ‘stand-off’.
If the player’s score is higher than the dealer’s, the player receives a winning payout equal to their bet. If the player has a Blackjack, their win will be paid at the odds of 3:2 of their bet.
Please ask the gaming staff to find out more about the rules of Blackjack game.