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Blackjack is a game of skill and chance between you and the Dealer. It is played with between one and six standard decks of cards. This version of Blackjack is played with two standard decks of 52 playing cards that are shuffled before each game.

The aim is to beat the Dealer's hand by either getting a better hand, without exceeding 21, or by the Dealer's hand going bust. In this version of Blackjack, you can only bet one hand at a time.

Blackjack is when your hand contains an Ace and a card with a value of ten. It is the strongest hand in Blackjack, and automatically stands. It cannot be beaten, only matched.

General Rules

1. This version of Blackjack is played with two standard decks of 52 playing cards that are shuffled after the completion of every game.

2. Blackjack always beats any other hand with a value of 21.

3. All face cards - Jacks, Kings and Queens, have a value of 10.

4. Aces can have a value of either 1 or 11. You decide what value is more beneficial to your hand.

5. You may draw up to nine additional cards to make a hand of eleven cards, provided the value of your hand does not exceed 21. If your hand does not exceeded 21 after receiving eleven cards, your hand automatically stands, and the Dealer plays his hand.

6. The Dealer stands on all hands with the value of 17 and draws on all hands with the value of 16.

Betting and Payout Rules

1. If the Dealer's hand exceeds 21, it is bust, and you automatically win.

2. If you are dealt an Ace and a card with a value of 10, you have Blackjack. Your hand automatically stands. Your hand cannot be beaten, only matched. If you beat the Dealer with Blackjack you are paid out at odds of 3 to 2.

3. When your hand and the Dealer's hand tie, it is called a Push. You are paid your original bet.

4. If both the Dealer and your hand have Blackjack, this is also considered a Push and you are paid out your original bet amount.

5. If the Dealer gets Blackjack after you have split or doubled, your entire bet - both the original and double or split amounts, are lost.

Splitting Rules

1. You can split two cards that have the same denomination, such as two Queens or two Fours. Your hand is divided into two separate hands and a bet equal to your original bet is placed on the second hand.

2. If you split a pair of Aces and then draw a card with a denomination of 10, this is not Blackjack, although it has a value of 21.

This rule also applies to splitting pairs of cards with a value of 10.

3. Cards of the same value but not of the same denomination cannot be split in this version of Blackjack. For example, a King and a Ten have the same numerical value, but cannot be split because the cards are not the same denomination.

Double Rules

1. You can double when your hand has a value of 9, 10 or 11. You are dealt one card and your hand automatically stands. The Doubling bet is equal to your original bet.

Insurance Rules

1. You can take Insurance if the Dealer's first card is an Ace. Insurance costs half your original bet.

2. Insurance only covers your original hand. It does not cover any second hands on a split, or a double bet.

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