Twenty-One Essential Basics – Part Two

We resume our article on the basics of twenty-one. In Part 1 we reviewed the basis of twenty-one, hitting, standing and how to double down. In part two we will discuss splitting, surrendering and insurance.

Split: if a player is given 2 cards of the same amount (two 8’s as an example) the player may break them up to generate two separate hands. If you choose to split your hand you’ll need to make a new bet equivalent to the original bet.

Surrender: A few casinos will let individuals to surrender the cards they have been handed along with half of the original bet they placed before the croupier checks their hand. Once again it is essential to ask the dealer for clarification on the twenty-one table game rules or look at the rules section on the internet betting house you are gambling on.

Insurance: When the dealers face up card is an Ace individuals have the option to purchase insurance. You’ll place half of the initial wager prior to the croupier looking at his cards; if the dealer has blackjack you will come away with a win on the insurance bet but still lose the original sum. Sadly if the dealer doesn’t have twenty-one the player loses the insurance. It’s a chance but one that’s well worth it, if used as part of a clever scheme.

Once a gambler has stood or busted by exceeding twenty-one the dealer will reveal his/her hand and will go on to deal himself cards until 1 of the following events has happened: if he has achieved seventeen, a croupier will not typically take another card because of the likelihood of going bust, if he has drawn twenty-one or if they have gone bust.

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