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January 21, 2019
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  You will find here the main games offered at online casinos. By reading those instructions, we are giving you a chance to master those games so you hopefully win some cash.
* The games may vary slightly from casino to casino. The instructions here are the ones that are mostly widely used.
Black Jack

General Information
Blackjack is a card game in which the player tries to beat the casino, represented by the dealer, by putting together a hand of cards which the sum has to be as close as possible to 21 without going over. This sum has to be higher than the dealer's hand in order to win. Even if there can be maby blackjack players sitting at one table, the game is always between one player and the dealer and never player against player.

Cards Value
Each card is worth the same as their respective face value except for aces and face cards. Each face card is worth 10 regardless of whether it's a King, Queen or Jack. An ace is worth 1 or 11 depending on the player's choice. Colours do not count at blackjack.

- a hand composed of a 3 of diamonds, a 6 of hearts and a Queen of spades is worth 19
- a hand composed of an ace of clubs and a 10 of spades is worth 21.

Number of Players
One blackjack table is normally composed of the dealer (the person who hands out cards) and 1 to 7 players.

Number of Decks of Cards used
Casinos commonly use anywhere from 1 to 8 decks of cards. When only one or two decks are used, cards are usually distributed by hand. When there is more 2 decks, the dealer uses a "hoof".

Note: It is very rare that casinos will offer blackjack tables that uses a small amount of decks.

When a player's two first cards are an ace and any card worth 10, it is said that the player has obtained a "blackjack", meaning the players obtained a perfect 21. Generally, a blackjack pays 3/2 of the wager. When the player and the dealer both have blackjacks, it is considered a tie (a "push") and the player gets his money back with no winnings.

Card Distribution
Each player receives 2 cards, face showing, distributed one at a time, clockwise. The dealer should have one card showing and the other one is hidden.

Player's Actions
Once the cards are handed out, one after the other, the players can, if they wish to, ask for one or more extra cards until they wish to stop or if they "bust" (if the total sum of the cards drawn is higher than 21).

Depending on the internal rules at the casino where you are playing, a player can have the possibility of doubling up the initial wager after receiving the first 2 cards. In this cas however, the player will only receive one extra card for a total hand of 3 cards. Some restrictions may be applicable by the casino on this game option. In general, the player is only allowed to double up if his hand is worth 10 or 11. The casino can also forbid doubling up after a player has split his hand. The more a casino prevents players to double up, the more at a disadvantage the player is.

If the two first cards received by the player are of same face value (ex.: two 9s), the player can decide to "split" his hand, creating 2 different hands. When splitting, the player must add a new wager on the table equivalent to the initial wager. Most casinos limit the amount of successive splits. It is also common rule at most casino to only allow one extra card after splitting two aces.

When a player's hand goes over 21, it is said that the player "busted" and will loose his wager regardless of the dealer's result. When a player busts, his cards and his wager are immediatly collected by the dealer.

When the dealer and the player each have a hand of equal value without busting, it is said to be a push and the player does not loose his wager but doesn't win anything either. However, a blackjack will always prevail against a hand worth 21 (ex.: 10 of spades, 4 of hearts, 7 of diamonds).

Dealer's Actions
Once all the players have played and if there are still players that haven't busted, the dealer will reveal his hidden card (or draw himself an extra card depending on the casino's rules) and distributes himself extra cards, if necessary, until his hand is worth 17 or more. After this, if the dealer has busted, he will pay the remaining players, otherwise he will pay only the players that have a hand higher than his.

When the dealer's visible card is an ace, the players are given the option of "insuring" themselves. This insurance requires the player to add half of his initial wager on the table and is payed 2 for 1 if the dealer's hand is a blackjack. If the dealer doesn't hit a blackjack, the wager is lost.

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