Chemin de Fer ABC’s – Part One

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The general concept of the game is to be handed cards totaling up to twenty-one. Each blackjack player is dealt 2 cards. When a black jack player is handed a 9 or lower value card and an Ace they have been handed a soft hand. When the gambler receives no Ace it is referred to as a hard hand. As soon as the cards have been given to every player at the blackjack table, including the dealer, each gambler is given the chance to make one of six actions:

Taking another card (Hit): When a blackjack player says "hit me" the dealer will deal them another card, if the addition of that card causes the total greater than twenty-one the blackjack player will have busted and that is the end of the game, if the card pushes the value of the hand to 21 the black jack player wins and if the value of the hand hasn’t yet achieved twenty-one they’re still in the game.

Keeping the hand you’ve been given: If a blackjack player is happy with the hand they will hold. Once this has happened the croupier will display their hand and the black jack player who has gotten 21 or the nearest to twenty-one will win.

Doubling Down: A gambler may ask to double down which increases the bet by one hundred percent they have made. As soon as you’ve taken this action you can only receive 1 additional card. The details of doubling down are normally out lined by the blackjack table or casino rules so before wagering make sure you’re comfortable with the casino established rules. If you’re gambling at an on-line casino this is usually very simple.

Stay tuned for part 2.

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