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The object of blackjack is for the total of your cards to be closer to 21 than the dealer's cards, without exceeding 21. In blackjack, aces count as either 1 or 11, face cards as 10, and number cards as their face value.
If you receive an ace and a ten-value card as your first two cards, you have blackjack and win one and a half times your bet (if you bet was $10, you receive $25). If the total value of your cards is closer to 21 than the dealer's, you win as much as you had wagered (if your bet was $10, you receive $20). If the total of your cards is more than 21, you bust and lose your bet. If you and the dealer have the same card total (17 and up) neither of you win and your bet is returned to you in a push. Blackjack beats a score of 21.
USA Casino blackjack is played with six decks and the game follows the standard Las Vegas Strip rules, with the following exceptions:
The deck is shuffled after each round.
The player may not split a split hand.
The player may double after splitting.
The dealer only checks for blackjack in case his open card is an ace and insurance is taken.
If the player doubles and the dealer's first card is of value 10, and the dealer gets blackjack, the player loses only the initial bet.
If your first two cards have the same point value, you may split them into two separate hands by placing a second bet equal to the original bet. You then proceed to draw cards. You may draw as many cards as you like on each split hand, but if you split two aces, you receive only one additional card for each ace. If you split two aces and one of your hands totals 21, it is counted as 21 and not blackjack.
After you are dealt two cards, and think that another card will allow you to beat the dealer's hand, you can increase your bet by an amount up to your original bet or double your bet. Your wager is doubled, and you are allowed to receive one more card.
Insurance is considered to be a game of its own within blackjack. It allows you to try and protect yourself when you think that the dealer may have blackjack. When buying insurance, you place half of your initial bet by pressing the Insurance button. If the dealer does have blackjack, you are paid 2 to 1 on your insurance bet. If the dealer doesn't have blackjack, you lose your insurance bet.