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Black Jack ABC’s – Part 2

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We carry on with our article on the basics of black jack. In Part One we covered the notion of twenty-one, hitting, standing and how to double down. In part two we will discuss splitting, surrendering and insurance.

Split: if a player is assigned two cards of the same value (two 8’s as an example) the gambler may separate them to make two separate hands. If you choose to separate your hand you’ll have to lay a new bet equal to the original wager.

Surrender: Some betting houses will allow gamblers to surrender the cards they have been assigned along with fifty percent of the initial bet they made prior to the croupier looking at his hand. Keep in mind it is important to inquire with the croupier for clarification on the table rules or look at the game rules area on the net casino you are gambling on.

Insurance: When the croupiers exposed card is an Ace gamblers have the chance to purchase insurance. You’ll lay half of the original wager before the croupier checks his cards; if the dealer has chemin de fer you will win the insurance wager but still lose the original bet. Unfortunately if the dealer doesn’t have twenty-one the gambler loses the insurance. It is a risk but one that’s well worth it, if used as part of a smart plan.

As soon as a player has stayed or gone bust by exceeding twenty one the dealer will show their hand and will continue to deal himself cards until one of the following elements has happened: if he has reached seventeen, a dealer won’t usually draw another card due to the chance of busting, if they have drawn twenty-one or if they have busted.