Chemin de Fer Basics – Part Two

February 13th, 2010 by Felix Leave a reply »

We resume our article on the abc’s of black jack. In Part One we covered the basis of the game, taking another card, holding with the current hand and how to double down. In part 2 we will discuss splitting, surrendering and insurance.

Split: if a player is dealt two cards of the same value (2 8’s for example) she may break them up to create two separate hands. If you choose to divide your hand you will have to place a new wager equal to the initial wager.

Surrender: A few casinos will allow players to surrender the hand they have been dealt along with fifty percent of the original bet they placed before the dealer looking at their hand. Once again it’s vital to ask the dealer for clarification on the table rules or check out the rules area on the internet betting house you’re wagering on.

Insurance: When the dealers exposed card is an Ace players have the chance to purchase insurance. You’ll place half of the initial bet prior to the croupier checking his cards; if the croupier has black jack you’ll win the insurance wager but still lose the initial amount. Regrettably if the dealer does not have twenty-one the gambler loses the insurance. It’s a chance but one that is absolutely worth it, if used as part of a clever plan.

Once a competitor has stayed or busted by exceeding twenty one the croupier will reveal their cards and will go on to deal himself cards until one of the following elements has appeared: if he has reached 17, a dealer won’t typically take another card because of the possibility of busting, if they have drawn twenty one or if he has busted.


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