Atlantic City Blackjack
Atlantic City Blackjack
Atlantic City Blackjack is played with eight standard decks of 52 playing cards that are shuffled before each game.
The aim is to beat the Dealer's hand by either getting a higher value hand, without exceeding 21, or by the Dealer's hand going bust. In Atlantic City Blackjack, you can only bet one hand at a time.
Blackjack is when your hand contains an Ace and a card with a value of ten. It is the strongest hand in Atlantic City Blackjack, and automatically Stands. It cannot be beaten, only matched.
Winning hands in Atlantic City Blackjack pay out as follows:
If you win a Blackjack you are paid out at odds of 3:2 on your original bet.
You bet 20 credits and win with a Blackjack. You win 30 credits plus your original bet amount. So, your total win amount is 30 credits + 20 credits = 50 credits.
If you have a winning hand but not a Blackjack, you are paid out at odds of 1:1 on your original bet.
You bet 10 credits and win a hand. You win 10 credits plus your original bet amount. So, your total win amount is 10 credits + 10 credits = 20 credits.
If you lose against a Dealer's Blackjack and have taken Insurance, you are paid out at odds of 2:1 on your Insurance bet.
You bet 10 credits and take Insurance on the Dealer getting a Blackjack. Your Insurance bet costs half your original bet amount, so your Insurance bet is 5 credits. The Dealer wins with a Blackjack. You receive 10 credits from your Insurance bet, as an Insurance bet pays out at odds of 2 to 1, plus your original Insurance bet amount. You lose your original bet amount. So, your total payout amount is 5 Insurance bet credits + 10 credits = 15 credits.
Playing Atlantic City Blackjack
1. Click the Increase (+) or Decrease (-) button to select the amount you want to bet.
2. Click the Deal button. A hand of two cards is dealt to you. The Dealer is dealt two cards one face-up and one card face-down.
3. Depending on the cards you are dealt and the game Rules, different play options are available. More than one option can be performed, or one option repeated depending on the stage of the game. The play options are:
Click the Hit button. You are dealt one card.
If you have a hand under the value of 21 and want another card, use the Hit option. The Dealer deals you another card from the deck.
Click the Stand button. This ends the play of this hand.
If you think you have a good enough hand, use the Stand option. You do not receive more cards.
Click the Split button. Your hand is divided into two separate hands and a new card is dealt to each hand. You can Split a maximum number of 3 times per game, equaling 4 hands.
This rule excludes Aces. Aces are only Split once.
If you are dealt two cards with the same denomination or value, such as a Queen and a Ten, or two Fours, you can use the Split option. You split the two cards into two separate hands.You can split a maximum number of three times per game. This equals 4 hands.
Click the Double button. A side bet equal to your original bet is placed on the table. You are dealt one card and your hand automatically Stands.
If you have a hand that you think can beat the Dealerís hand, you can double your bet by using the Double Down option. You can double down on any combination. A side bet is placed that your hand will beat the Dealerís hand. Only one more card is dealt.
Click the Insurance button. An Insurance bet, equal to half your original bet, is placed on the table.
If the Dealerís face-up card is an Ace, you are given the option to take Insurance. You take Insurance against the Dealer getting a Blackjack. An Insurance bet is placed on the table.
Clicking the Surrender button enables you to give up half your original bet amount for the privilege of not playing out a hand.
Use the Surrender option if you think you are going to lose the hand.
For more information on these options, see the Terms section.
Once you have completed your play options, your hand and the Dealerís hands are compared. The hand with the highest value wins and the winnings are paid
Atlantic City Blackjack is played with eight standard decks of 52 playing cards that are shuffled after the completion of every game.
Atlantic City Blackjack is an American Hole card game. The Dealer checks for a Blackjack when he is dealt a 10 or an Ace. If the Dealer has a Blackjack, the game is over.
Blackjack always beats any other hand with a value of 21.
All face cards - Jacks, Kings and Queens, have a value of 10.
Aces can have a value of either 1 or 11
You may draw up to nine additional cards to make a hand of eleven cards, provided the value of your hand does not exceed 21. If your hand does not exceed 21 after receiving eleven cards, your hand automatically Stands, and the Dealer plays their hand.
Late Surrender is offered. The Player can Surrender after the Dealer has checked for a Blackjack.
The Dealer Stands on all 17.
The Dealer Peeks on cards with a value of 10, and Aces.
The Dealer's hand is dealt in strict accordance to the rules of the Casino. For more information on the Casino's rules, see the Casino's website, or contact the Casino Support Staff.
Betting and Payout Rules
If the Dealer's hand exceeds 21, it is Bust, and you automatically win.
If you are dealt an Ace and a card with a value of 10, you have Blackjack. Your hand automatically Stands. Your hand cannot be beaten, only matched. If you beat the Dealer with Blackjack you are paid out at odds of 3:2.
When your hand and the Dealer's hand tie, it is called a Push. You are paid your original bet amount.
If both the Dealer and your hand have Blackjack, this is considered a Push. You are paid your original bet amount.
You can Split two cards that have the same Denomination or Value, such as a Queen and a Ten, or two Fours. Your hand is divided into two separate hands and a bet equal to your original bet is placed on the second hand.
You cannot get a Blackjack after a Split. The hand has a value of 21.
You can Split a maximum number of three times per game. This equals four hands.
This rule excludes Aces. Aces are only Split once.
If you Split a pair of Aces, each Ace is dealt one card, and the hand automatically Stands.
Double Down Rules
You can Double Down after receiving your first two cards.
The Double Down bet is equal to your original bet amount.
You can Double Down on each hand after a Split.
You can only Double Down once per game.
You cannot Double Down if you have a Blackjack.
You can take Insurance if the Dealer's first card is an Ace.
The Insurance bet is equal to half your original bet amount.
Insurance bet wins or losses are independent from your original bet.
Insurance only covers your original hand. It does not cover any second hands on a Split, or a Double Down bet.
Insurance is only taken on your original hand. You cannot take Insurance after a Hit, Split, or a Double Down bet. This means you can only take Insurance when the Dealer has one card face-up and you have two cards dealt.
If the Dealer does not have a Blackjack, the Insurance bet is removed from the table, and the cost of the Insurance bet is deducted from your credit balance. The game continues.
If the Dealer has Blackjack, the Insurance bet is paid out at odds of 2:1
You can Late Surrender. This is when the Dealer checks for Blackjack first, and then you Surrender.
If you use the Late Surrender option, you give up half your original bet amount for the privilege of not playing out a hand.