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Blackjack ABC’s – Part Two

We resume our article on the abc’s of Blackjack. In Part One we covered the approach of the game, hitting, holding with the current hand and how to double down. In part two we will discuss splitting, surrendering and insurance.

Split: if a player is handed two cards of the same value (two 8’s for example) he may break them up to create 2 separate hands. If you decide to separate your hand you’ll need to place a new bet equal to the initial bet.

Surrender: A few casinos will allow gamblers to surrender the hand they have been assigned along with fifty percent of the original bet they placed prior to the dealer checking his hand. Keep in mind it’s essential to ask the dealer for clarification on the black jack table game rules or check out the game rules area on the online casino you’re betting on.

Insurance: When the croupiers face up card is an Ace individuals have the chance to take out insurance. You will place half of the initial wager prior to the dealer checking his cards; if the croupier has black jack you’ll win the insurance bet but still lose the original wager. Unfortunately if the dealer does not have black jack the competitor loses the insurance. It’s a risk but one that’s well worth it, if used as part of a clever scheme.

As soon as a competitor has stayed or gone bust by exceeding twenty one the croupier will reveal his hand and will go on to deal themselves cards until one of the following elements has happened: if they have surpassed 17, a dealer won’t typically take another card due to the chance of going bust, if he has drawn twenty one or if he has busted.