How to play our Fun Casino Blackjack Tables
First, place a bet onto the Blackjack table into the square or circular box in front of you. There is always a minimum amount you are allowed to place and of course a maximum bet. You, and everyone playing, will now be dealt two cards face up. The total of your two cards is your starting point. The croupier receives one card also face up so you can see it.
As an example, if you have an 8 and a 6 your total ‘hand’ is 14. You now have to decide whether you take another card ‘to hit’ or to stand ‘stick’. Your aim is to get to 21 without going over otherwise known as ‘busting’. If you hit on your 14 and receive a 10 then you now have 24, this is ‘too many’ and therefore you lose instantly. If you hit and get a 4 you now have 18. This would be considered a good hand and so there is no need to take any more cards.
After each of the players at the blackjack table have 'hit' or 'stood' on their 'hand' the croupier will then take his cards. If he gets to 17 or higher he must stop, he will take no more cards.
If the dealer has 16 or less he must take more cards and hit again. If the dealer takes more cards and he now has 18, anyone with less than 18 loses. If you have more, you win. If you have 18, the same, it’s a 'push' you don’t win or lose – you just keep your bet. The same goes for the rest of the players.
If the croupier takes more cards and goes over 21 then everyone at the table wins regardless of their total. If you receive a 'Blackjack' this means any Ace with any 10 value card such as a King, Queen, or Jack, you cannot lose. You will get paid 3 to 2 odds. Unfortunately if the croupier also gets 'Blackjack' it’s a 'push'.
Hit: Or 'Twist' means to take another card. A player should tap on the table with his/her hand to signal to the dealer/croupier that you would like another card.
Stand: You wish to take no more cards, also called "stick" or "stay". As a player you must wave a flat hand side to side (horizontally) to signal you do not want any more cards.
Push: You don’t win and you don’t lose.
Draw: To take cards from the shoe.
Shoe: A plastic rack that hold 6-8 decks of cards and from where the dealer pulls the cards.
Double down: After receiving your first two cards, a player has the option to "double down". This means to put more money behind your original bet (you have £5 and then you place another £5 behind) but you only receive one more card.
Split: If you have two cards of the same value, for example two 8’s you can 'split' and make two new 'hands' by placing another equal bet on the table. (your original bet is £5 you add another £5 to the table). You play these two hands as you would normally i.e 'hit' and take more cards or 'stay'/'stand'. Of course you will take more cards on the 8 but at what total you stop is your decision.