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Blackjack Basics – Part 2

We resume our article on the basics of black jack. In Part 1 we covered the basis of black jack, hitting, holding with the current hand and how to double down. In part 2 we’ll discuss splitting, surrendering and insurance.

Split: if a player is assigned 2 cards of the same value (2 8’s as an example) the player may split them to generate two different hands. If you choose to split your hand you will need to lay a new wager equal to the initial wager.

Surrender: A few betting houses will let players to surrender the cards they have been dealt along with fifty percent of the initial bet they made prior to the dealer checking his hand. As a rule it is vital to inquire with the dealer for clarification on the table rules or look at the rules area on the internet betting house you’re betting on.

Insurance: When the dealers face up card is an Ace individuals have the ability to take out insurance. You will lay half of the original wager prior to the croupier checking his cards; if the croupier has black jack you will come away with a win on the insurance bet but still lose the original wager. Sadly if the dealer does not have twenty-one the competitor loses the insurance. It is a chance but one that’s well worth it, if used as part of a clever plan.

Once a competitor has stood or busted by exceeding 21 the dealer will reveal his hand and will go on to deal themselves cards until one of the following things has happened: if they have surpassed 17, a croupier won’t typically draw another card because of the likelihood of busting, if he has drawn twenty-one or if they have gone bust.

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