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On this page you will see all the general and commonly used Blackjack Terms, where a term could be Game Specific it has been stated and to find out exactly what a term means in a given version please visit the game specific Terms pages.

Atlantic City Blackjack Terms / European Blackjack Terms / Multi Hand Blackjack Terms
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Blackjack

This is when your hand contains an Ace and a card with a value of 10. It is the strongest hand in Blackjack, and automatically stands. It cannot be beaten, only matched.

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21

This is when the value of the cards dealt equals 21, but is not a Blackjack. For example, Nine of Spades, a Four of Diamonds and an Eight of Clubs equals 21.

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

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Denomination

The denomination is the number on the cards, from 2 to 10, Jack, Queen, King and Ace.

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Value

Jack, Queen and King have the value of 10. The Ace card has the value of either 1 or 11.

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Insurance

The exact meaning varies depending on the exact version of Blackjack you play so please see our game Specific Blackjack Terms Pages.

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Split

The exact meaning varies depending on the exact version of Blackjack you play so please see our game Specific Blackjack Terms Pages.

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Double

The exact meaning varies depending on the exact version of Blackjack you play so please see our game Specific Blackjack Terms Pages.

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Hit

This is when you request another card from the shoe because your hand is not strong enough to beat the Dealer’s hand. You are dealt one card.

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Bust

If your hand value exceeds 21, your hand is bust. Your hand is over and you lose your bet.

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Push

This is when your hand and the Dealer’s hand tie. You are paid your original bet.

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Stand

This is when you are satisfied with the value of your hand and do not want to draw any more cards. This ends the play of your hand. The Dealer plays his hand and both hands are compared.

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Basic Blackjack Strategy table Also known as Advanced Blackjack Strategy Table

This table is used during AutoPlay. It enables you to define your own game strategy, or use the default strategy. The default strategy has been designed to benefit the Player.

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Hole Card

The Dealer is dealt two cards, one face-up and one face-down. The face-down card is called the Hole Card.

Note: Not all versions of the game have hole cards, so where the version does we have included Hole Card on the Game specific Terms page.


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