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1

What is the objective of blackjack?

to have a hand value closer to 21 than the dealer, without exceeding 21

2

How is blackjack dealt?

  • counterclockwise from the dealer
  • first card down, second card face up
  • Players are given the option of taking any number of cards at once, starting at the left of the dealer and ending with the dealer.

3

Who is the "house" in blackjack?

the dealer

4

What is the value of the numbered cards (2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, and 10) in blackjack?

face value (the number on the card)

5

What is the value of the face cards (jack, king, and queen) in blackjack?

each is worth 10

6

What values can aces have in blackjack?

either one or 11

7

What does it mean to "stand" in blackjack?

reaching a desirable hand value and choosing not to receive any further cards from the dealer

8

What does it mean to "hit" in blackjack?

choosing to receive another card from the dealer

9

What does "double down" mean in blackjack?

  • To double down means that you will double the initial bet and take exactly one more card
  • Usually only allowed after the first two cards are dealt
  • Only some casinos allow doubling after splitting
  • Some casinos only allow doubling down when the first two cards total 10 or 11

10

What does it mean to "split" in blackjack, and when is it allowed?

  • To split means to independently play two cards when two of the same card are dealt
  • Each card is then dealt another card
  • The bet is doubled (one for each "hand")

11

What is "insurance" in blackjack and how much is the maximum you can buy?

  • "Insurance" is a side bet that the dealer has blackjack
  • The maximum insurance bet is half of one's original wager

12

What does it mean to "surrender" in blackjack and how much of your original bet do you keep?

  • "Surrendering" is deciding not to play the hand you've been dealt
  • You may keep half your bet if you surrender
  • Not all casinos offer surrender as an option

13

What is the return on a regular winning hand in blackjack?

  • Each winner against the dealer usually doubles his initial bet (original wager plus 100%)
  • E.g., a win on a $500 wager returns the original wager plus $500 ($1,000)

14

What is the loss on a losing hand in blackjack?

  • The initial wager (leave with nothing)
  • E.g., a loss on a $500 wager returns nothing ($0)

15

What is tying the blackjack dealer's score called and what is the return?

  • It is called a "push"
  • The initial bet is returned
  • E.g., a push on a $500 wager returns $500

16

What is a "blackjack" and what is the return?

  • A "blackjack" is receiving a 10 or face card and an ace in the initial deal (for a value of 21)
  • Usually returns initial bet plus 1.5 times the initial bet
  • E.g., blackjack on a $500 wager returns the initial wager plus $750 ($1,250)
  • Some casinos offer a special return on the ace and jack of spades

17

What does tapping the table mean in blackjack?

a hit (requesting another card)

18

What does waving one hand above your cards (parallel to the table) mean in blackjack?

stand (choosing not to receive any more cards)

19

your hand is 9♦ 9♠
and dealer shows 4♥

split

20

your hand is A♦ 5♥
and dealer shows 7♠

double down if you can,

otherwise, hit

21

your hand is 3♣ 3♠
and dealer shows 9♥

hit

22

your hand is A♦ 8♥
and dealer shows 8♣

stand

23

your hand is A♠ 8♥
and dealer shows 6♦

double down if you can,

otherwise, stand

24

your hand is 10♦ 7♣
and dealer shows 9♥

stand

25

your hand is 5♦ 5♠
and dealer shows 2♥

double down if you can,

otherwise, hit

26

your hand is 3♠ 6♣
and dealer shows 7♦

hit

27

your hand is Queen♣ 3♦
and dealer shows 8♠

hit

28

your hand is 6♣ 6♠
and dealer shows 8♦

hit

29

your hand is A♠ 8♥
and dealer shows A♦

stand

30

your hand is 3♣ 7♠
and dealer shows 9♦

double down if you can,

otherwise, hit

31

your hand is 9♥ 4♠
and dealer shows 5♣

stand

32

your hand is 10♣ 4♥
and dealer shows 8♠

hit

33

your hand is A♣ 6♥
and dealer shows 5♠

double down if you can,

otherwise, hit

34

your hand is 7♣ 8♦
and dealer shows 9♠

hit

35

your hand is 7♠ 8♥
and dealer shows 3♣

stand

36

your hand is 4♥ 4♣
and dealer shows 2♠

hit

37

your hand is 2♠ 2♥
and dealer shows 7♣

split

38

your hand is 8♦ 4♠
and dealer shows 3♣

hit

39

your hand is A♠ 6♦
and dealer shows 8♣

hit

40

your hand is 5♣ 5♠
and dealer shows Jack♥

hit

41

your hand is Jack♣ 7♠
and dealer shows 6♥

stand

42

your hand is A♠ 4♣
and dealer shows 7♦

hit

43

your hand is A♣ 6♠
and dealer shows 10♥

hit

44

your hand is 7♦ 5♥
and dealer shows 8♣

hit

45

your hand is 3♦ 3♣
and dealer shows 2♥

split if you can double down after splitting

otherwise, hit