How it works
Blackjack is played with multiple decks of 52 cards. The face cards are worth 10 points, aces 1 or 11 and all other cards their face value. You place your bet on a rectangular field, the so-called box. The owner of a box is the person sitting in front of it. A box can be played by several players, but all decisions relating to the game are made only by the owner of the box.
As soon as all the players have placed their bets, the dealer closes the bets by saying "No more bets". No further bets can be placed and existing bets cannot be altered or withdrawn.
The dealer begins the so-called "initial deal". That is to say that each box owner – and finally the bank – receives one card face up. After that, every box played gets a second card face up.
Now you have to try to get as close to 21 points as possible. The dealer will ask you if you want more cards, and you answer "hit" if you want another card, or "stand" if you think you already have enough points.
Once all players have gone through this process, it's the turn of the bank. When it comes to drawing new cards, however, it is bound to certain rules. The dealer has to take hits until his or her cards total 17 or more points. If you have a higher score than the bank without exceeding 21, you win your bet.
"Blackjack" is the highest possible combination of cards and consists of an ace combined with a face card or a ten. It only applies when the combination crops up during the "initial deal". If you get a blackjack, you win 1.5 times the amount of your bet.
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