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Blackjack Dictionary

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A glossary of Blackjack terms and game options.

Blackjack- A situation in which a sum of a two-card hand totals to 21. Combined of an ace and a face card, also called Natural.

21-The hand that equals 21 or is closest but not larger then 21wins the round.

Hand- The cards you are currently holding.

Soft hand - A hand in which the ace is counted as 11.

Hard hand - A hand in which the ace is counted as 1, or a hand which does not include any aces.

Face Cards- Jacks, Queens and Kings, counted as 10. When you get an ace and a face card you got blackjack.

Game Options
- Receiving cards from the dealer in the beginning of a round.

Hit- Asking to receive another card.

Double- After receiving two cards, you can double your initial bet, but you can receive only one more card.

Split - When receiving a pair of equal-valued cards, you can split them and place a new bet on the separated card, equal to the original bet.

Push- A tie between you and the dealer.

Insurance- When the dealer is holding an ace, you can place a side bet equal to half of your original bet, to insure yourself against dealer's blackjack. In case the dealer's second card is a 10 bet is paid 2 to 1. If the dealer doesn't have a 10, you loose the sum of the insurance.

Even Money- When you recieve a natural blackjack (ace plus a face card), and the dealer has an ace, you cash out your bet immediately at a 1 to 1.

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