Vegas Downtown 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 higher value
hand, without exceeding 21, or by the Dealer's hand going bust. In
Vegas Downtown 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 Vegas Downtown Blackjack, and
automatically Stands. It cannot be beaten, only matched.
1. Vegas Downtown Blackjack is played with two standard decks of
52 playing cards that are shuffled after the completion of every game.
2. Vegas Downtown Blackjack is an American hole card game. The Dealer
checks for a Blackjack when he is dealt a 10 or an Ace. If the Dealer
has a Blackjack, the game is over.
3. Blackjack always beats any other hand with a value of 21.
4. All face cards - Jacks, Kings and Queens, have a value of 10.
5. Aces can have a value of either 1 or 11.
6. 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.
7. The Dealer Hits on a soft 17.
1. You can Split two cards that have the same Denomination or Value,
such as a Queen and a Ten, 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 value
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
3. You can Split a maximum number of 3 times per game, equaling
This rule excludes Aces. Aces are only Split once.
4. If you Split a pair of Aces, each Ace is dealt one card, and
the hand automatically Stands.
Betting and Payout Rules
1. If the Dealer's hand exceeds 21, it is bust, and you automatically
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 3:2.
3. When your hand and the Dealer's hand tie, it is called a Push.
Your original bet amount is returned to you.
4. If both the Dealer and your hand have Blackjack, this is considered
a Push. Your original bet amount is returned to you.
5. If the Dealer gets Blackjack after you have Split or Doubled
Down, your entire bet - both the original and Double Down or Split
amounts, are lost.
Double Down Rules
1. You can Double Down after receiving your first two cards.
2. The Double Down bet is equal to your original bet amount.
3. You can Double Down after a Split.
1. You can take Insurance if the Dealer's first card is an Ace.
2. The Insurance bet is equal to half your original bet amount.
3. Insurance bet wins or losses are independent from your original
4. Insurance only covers your original hand. It does not cover any
second hands on a Split, or a Double Down bet.
5. If the Dealer does not have a Blackjack, the Insurance bet is
removed from the table. The game continues.
6. If the dealer has Blackjack, the Insurance bet is paid out at
odds of 2:1.
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