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Official Rules of Blackjack

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  1. Minimum and Maximum Wagers

6.1 The minimum and maximum wagers permitted on each playing area shall be shown on a sign at the table. Unless stated on the sign, wagers are not required to be made in multiples of the minimum. The sign may also state the minimum unit in which wagers may be made above the table minimum.

6.2 Any wager less than the stated minimum or greater than the stated maximum made by a player Slot Gacor Hari Ini and not rejected prior to the first card being dealt for a round of play shall be treated as a valid wager.

6.3 A casino supervisor may alter the limits on a gaming table at any time except that a minimum wager can only be changed to a higher minimum if a sign indicating the new minimum and proposed time of change has been displayed at the table at least 20 minutes before the change.

6.4 A casino supervisor may allow a player to wager in excess of the stated maximum wagers permitted on that table, provided that a sign denoting the new minimum and maximum wagers for that player is placed on an appropriate area of the table.

  1. Initial Deal

The dealer shall call “no more bets” and starting from the left and continuing clockwise round the table, shall deal a card in sequence to each playing area containing wager/s and a card to the dealer’s position. In a like manner the dealer shall then deal a second card to each of the wagered playing areas.

  1. Insurance

Where the dealer’s first card is an ace, a player may place an insurance wager, equivalent to not more than half the amount placed as his/her initial wager, that the dealer’s second card will have a value of ten. All insurance wagers shall be made before the commencement of the subsequent deal and are to be placed on the insurance line of the layout.

  1. Interim Settlement

9.1 Upon completion of the initial deal and before the subsequent deal;

9.1.1 where a player has a blackjack and the dealer’s card does not have a value of ten or is not an ace, the dealer shall pay the wager(s) on that hand at odds of 3 to 2, remove the cards dealt to that playing area and place them in the discard rack or, with the approval of a pit manager or above, pay said wager(s) at Final Settlement in accordance with rule 15.1.1;

9.1.2 where a player has a blackjack and the dealer’s card is an ace, the dealer shall, at the players request, pay the player in settlement an amount equal to the initial wager. In this instance, any insurance wager made by the player shall be void and returned to the player; or

9.1.3 where a player has a blackjack and the dealer’s card has a value of ten, the dealer shall make no payment nor remove any cards from that playing area until the outcome is determined under rule 15.

  1. Subsequent Deal

10.1 The dealer shall, beginning from the left, announce the player’s point total and allow the player to indicate whether he/she wishes to:

10.1.1 double in accordance with rule 11;

10.1.2 split pairs in accordance with rule 12;

10.1.3 stand by electing to receive no additional cards; or

10.1.4 receive an additional card(s).

10.2 A player having a point total less than 12 shall be required, subject to rules 11 and 12, to receive an additional card or cards until his/her hand has a point total of not less than 12.

10.3 A player may elect to receive additional cards, subject to rules 11 and 12, whenever his/her point total is less than 21 except that a player having blackjack or a hard or soft total of 21 may not draw additional cards.

10.4 As each player indicates his/her decision(s), the dealer shall deal face upwards whatever additional cards are required to give effect to the decision(s) and shall announce the point total of the player’s hand after each additional card is dealt.

10.5 Where a player’s point total exceeds 21, any wager on that hand shall lose and the dealer shall immediately collect the cards from that hand and place them in the discard rack.

  1. Doubling

11.1 A player may elect to double, by wagering an amount equal to their original wager, on the first two cards dealt to their hand or the first two cards of any split pair providing that:

11.1.1 the point total of the first two cards equals 9, 10 or 11; and

11.1.2 the hand does not contain an ace; and

11.1.3 one, and only one, card is dealt to the hand.

11.2 Notwithstanding sub-rule 11.1.2, a Casino Duty Manager may permit players at a specific table to double on a hand containing an ace subject to the further conditions of rule 11.1 and providing that:

11.2.1 all such players are notified of this option prior to the commencement of play; and

11.2.2 an ace in the first two cards shall have a value of 1 and not 11.

11.3 Where a player elects to double, the one additional card received shall be dealt face upwards and placed sideways on the layout.

11.4 If the player controlling the playing area elects to double, player(s) with a wager on the same playing area shall also have the option to double on that hand before the additional card is dealt. If the other player(s) do not double, the condition that only one additional card shall be dealt to that hand remains unchanged.

11.5 If the dealer obtains blackjack after a player doubles, the dealer shall only collect the amount of the player’s original wager.

  1. Splitting

12.1 When the initial two cards dealt to a playing area are identical in value, the player controlling that playing area may elect to split the hand into two separate hands providing that the wager on the second hand so formed is an amount equal to the original wager.

12.2 Except as provided by sub-rule 12.3.1, when a player splits a pair of cards the dealer shall deal a second card to the first of the hands so formed and shall complete the player’s decisions with respect to that hand before proceeding to deal any cards to the second hand.

12.3 Subject to rule 11, after a second card is dealt to a split hand, the dealer shall announce the point total of that hand and the player shall indicate their decision to stand, draw or double with respect thereto except that:

12.3.1 subject to rule 12.5, a player splitting aces shall receive one, and only one, additional card on each ace which shall be dealt face upwards and placed sideways on the layout; and

12.3.2 a player splitting aces or 10 point value cards shall not be capable of achieving a blackjack.

12.4 A player may not split cards dealt to a split hand a second time (even if the second card dealt to either of the split hands is of identical value to the original split cards) and may not form more than two hands per playing area.

12.5 Notwithstanding rule 12.4, a Casino Duty Manager may permit players at a specific table to split again if the second card dealt to either of the split hands is of identical value to the original split cards providing that:

12.5.1 all such players are advised of this option prior to the commencement of play; and

12.5.2 the wager on a third hand is of an amount equal to the original wager; and

12.5.3 no more than three hands are formed per playing area in each round of play; and

12.5.4 a player splitting aces to form a third hand shall receive one, and only one, additional card on each ace which shall be dealt face upwards and placed sideways on the layout; and

12.5.5 a player who abstains from splitting their initial two cards may not elect to split after having received a third card.

12.6 If the player controlling a playing area decides to split, any other player who has placed a wager on that playing area shall either:

12.6.1 make an additional wager on the split hand(s) so formed of an amount equal to their original wager; or

12.6.2 have their original wager placed on the first hand so formed.

12.7 Subject to rule 10.5, if the dealer obtains a blackjack after a player splits a hand, the dealer shall only collect the amount of the player’s original wager.

 

 

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