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Chemin de Fer Essential Basics – Part One

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

Requesting another card (Hit): When a gambler announces "hit me" the dealer will give them another card, if the addition of that card causes the value of the hand to exceed 21 the black jack player will have lost and that is the end of the game, if the card makes the value of the hand to 21 the player is the winner and if the total hasn’t yet achieved 21 they’re still in the game.

Keeping the hand you have been given: If a blackjack player is happy with the cards they will hold. As soon as this has happened the croupier will show his/her hand and the black jack player who has accumulated twenty-one or the nearest to 21 will win.

Doubling Down: A player may request to double down which increases the wager by one hundred percent they have laid. Once you have taken this procedure you can only be given 1 more card. The details of doubling down are usually out lined by the table or casino rules so before wagering make certain you’re comfortable with the casino game rules. If you are wagering at an online betting house this is usually very easy.

Stay tuned for part two.

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