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Blackjack Basics – Part 2

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We resume our article on the abc's of Blackjack. In the last article we reviewed the basis of the game, taking another card, standing and how to double down. In part 2 we'll discuss splitting, surrendering and insurance.

Split: if a player is assigned 2 cards of the same amount (two 8's as an example) the player may split them to make 2 separate hands. If you decide to separate your hand you will have to place a new bet equivalent to the initial wager.

Surrender: A few casinos will let individuals to surrender the hand they have been assigned along with half of the initial bet they placed before the croupier looking at his hand. As a rule it's vital to inquire with the dealer for clarification on the twenty-one table rules or check the game rules section on the online betting house you're competing on.

Insurance: When the croupiers face up card is an Ace players have the chance to purchase insurance. You'll place half of the original bet prior to the dealer 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 original wager. Sadly if the croupier doesn't have chemin de fer the competitor loses the insurance. It's a risk but one that's absolutely worth it, if used as part of a smart strategy.

As soon as a player has stood or gone bust by going over 21 the croupier will show his/her hand and will go on to deal himself cards until 1 of the following events has happened: if he has surpassed seventeen, a croupier won't normally draw another card because of the likelihood of going bust, if he has drawn 21 or if he has gone bust.

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