Chemin de Fer Essential Basics – Part 2

We resume our article on the basics of black jack. In the preceding article we covered the basis of the game, hitting, holding with the current hand and how to double down. In part 2 we will discuss splitting, surrendering and insurance.

Split: if a gambler is given 2 cards of the same amount (two 8’s for instance) she may split them to generate 2 separate hands. If you decide to separate your hand you will have to make a new bet equivalent to the initial bet.

Surrender: Some betting houses will let gamblers to surrender the hand they have been given along with fifty percent of the initial wager they made before the dealer looking at their hand. As a rule it’s vital to inquire with the croupier for clarification on the black jack table game rules or look at the rules section on the net casino you are wagering on.

Insurance: When the dealers exposed card is an Ace competitors have the option to take out insurance. You’ll lay half of the initial wager prior to the croupier looking at his cards; if the dealer has black jack you will come away with a win on the insurance bet but still lose the initial amount. Regrettably if the dealer doesn’t have twenty-one the competitor loses the insurance. It’s a chance but one that’s well worth it, if used as part of a clever tactic.

As soon as a competitor has stayed or gone bust by going over twenty one the croupier will reveal his/her hand and will go on to deal themselves cards until 1 of the following things has happened: if he has surpassed seventeen, a dealer won’t usually take another card due to the likelihood of going bust, if he has drawn twenty one or if they have gone bust.

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