The game of blackjack

Blackjack is a card game that pits the croupier (dealer) against a maximum of 7 players. This game requires 6 packs of 52 cards.

In the real casino version, the dealer shuffles the cards first, then cuts the deck by one of the players with a colored card. The croupier then recuts in order create a stub of about 1 deck of cards. Finally, he places the cards in the shoe and remove the first 5 which are removedées of the game ("burned").

Course of a tour

Players must place their bet on the playing mat.

The dealer deals clockwise one card per player, serving the last one, then a second card.

Figures (bûches) have a value of 10. Aces are worth 1 or 11, as the player wishes. The other cards of 2 à 10 have their face value.

In the event thatù the first 2èa player's cards are an ace and a bûche, he gets blackjack. He reçoit a win of once and a half his bet, à less than the croupier has also a Blackjack and, in this case, it is a égalité and the player gets his stake.
Remark: a BlackJack beats a total of «21» (obtained with more than 2 cards).

In the event that there is no Blackjack the player can continue. à shoot cards and get as close as possibleêt possible to 21 without ever the dépass. If a player exceeds 21, he "die" and abandons his bet to the dealer.

The player has éalso several game options available (split, double, insurance ...) depending on the variant of blackjack he is playing. These options are désizeéare below in the section "Terms usedés in Blackjack".

When all players have finishedé to draw cards, the croupier must à his turn to draw cards if his total is 16 or less. Dès he reaches 17 or more, he is obligedé to stopêter.

If the croupier dépass 21, he pays each player still in play 1 time their stake. Otherwise the gains or losses are réalisés depending on the réresult of the duel between the croupier and each player :

- If the player's score is closer to 21 than the dealer's score, he wins once his stake.
- If the player is à égalité with the croupier, the blow is null and the player récupèD his bet.
- If the player's score is less close to 21 than the dealer's score, he loses his bet.

Terms used in blackjack

SPLIT : When the player's first two cards are a pair, he can split them into two hands. For this the player doubles his initial bet and divides the two initial cards in two handséthroughées. However, if it is a pair of Aces the player can only receive one card from each ace. And in one hand blowée, an ace and a 10 is égal à 21 and not à blackjack.

DOUBLE : The player can double his bet if the first twoères cards Dçues are 9, 10 or 11 but he can only receive one more additional cardémental.

ASSURANCE : When the dealer's first face up card is an Ace, the player can buy an ace insurance worth an additional amount égal à halfé of his initial bet. If the dealer's second card is a 10 or a face, the insurances are paid out at double their value, thus reimbursing the lost stake. If the dealer does not have Blackjack, the insurance is lost and the game continues.

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