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Chemin de Fer ABC’s – Part 2

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We continue with our article on the essential details of Blackjack. In Part One we covered the basis of blackjack, hitting, standing and how to double down. In part 2 we will talk about splitting, surrendering and insurance.

Split: if a gambler is assigned two cards of the same amount (2 8’s for instance) she may break them up to make 2 separate hands. If you choose to split your hand you’ll have to make a new bet equivalent to the original bet.

Surrender: A few betting houses will let gamblers to surrender the cards they have been handed along with half of the original wager they placed prior to the croupier looking at their hand. Keep in mind it’s important to inquire with the croupier for clarification on the black jack table game rules or check out the rules section on the web betting house you’re competing on.

Insurance: When the croupiers face up card is an Ace competitors have the ability to purchase insurance. You’ll lay half of the original bet before the dealer looks at his cards; if the dealer has twenty-one you’ll come away with a win on the insurance bet but still lose the original amount. Sadly if the croupier doesn’t have black jack the competitor loses the insurance. It’s a chance but one that is well worth it, if used as part of a clever plan.

Once a player has stood or gone bust by exceeding 21 the dealer will reveal his or her hand and will go on to deal himself cards until one of the following events has appeared: if he has reached seventeen, a dealer will not normally draw another card due to the likelihood of busting, if they have drawn twenty one or if he has busted.

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