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Black Jack Basics – Part Two

We resume our article on the basics of Blackjack. In Part 1 we reviewed the approach of blackjack, taking another card, standing and how to double down. In part 2 we will discuss splitting, surrendering and insurance.

Split: if a gambler is handed 2 cards of the same value (2 eights for example) he may split them to make two separate hands. If you decide to separate your hand you’ll have to make a new bet equivalent to the initial bet.

Surrender: Some casinos will allow individuals to surrender the cards they have been given along with half of the original bet they made prior to the dealer checking their hand. As a rule it’s vital to ask the dealer for clarification on the chemin de fer table rules or check out the rules area on the web betting house you are competing on.

Insurance: When the croupiers face up card is an Ace competitors have the option to purchase insurance. You will place half of the original wager before the dealer looks at his cards; if the croupier has chemin de fer you will win the insurance bet but still lose the original bet. Sadly if the dealer does not have black jack the player loses the insurance. It’s a chance but one that’s well worth it, if used as part of a smart strategy.

Once a competitor has stayed or busted by exceeding twenty one the croupier will reveal his cards and will go on to deal himself cards until one of the following events has appeared: if he has reached seventeen, a dealer won’t normally take another card due to the likelihood of going bust, if he has drawn twenty-one or if they have busted.

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