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The Object of the Game
The object is to achieve a higher card count than the dealer without exceeding a count of 21.


How to Play the Game
Bets are placed on the blackjack table in the circle immediately in front of you.  Each bet must be made in accordance with the minimum and maximum table limits, which vary from table to table.  Players must place and confirm their bets before the end of the betting period, which ends when the dealer announces "No more bets."

The Play – Beginning on the dealer's left, a card is dealt face up to each player in turn with the dealer being last in rotation.  A second card is then dealt in the same manner, face up to each player; the dealer does not get a second card yet.

Once all initial cards are dealt, each player gets a turn to improve their counts.  The order of the turns is the same as the order the cards were dealt.  During your turn, you have the option of standing or hitting (drawing) one or more cards to improve your count.  Once you stand, your turn is over.  If you exceed a count of 21, this is called a bust, and you lose your bet immediately; otherwise, your bet remains unresolved.  If your initial count (with two cards) is 21, this is called a blackjack.  You are not allowed to draw to (hit on) a blackjack.  If there is no possibility that the dealer also has a blackjack (that is, the dealer's card is neither a face card, a Ten, nor an Ace), then you win your bet immediately upon the start of your turn, and your bet is paid off at 3 to 2.  If there is a possibility that the dealer also has a blackjack, the resolution of your bet is delayed until the dealer's final count is established.

After all players have had a turn, the dealer takes a second card, then stands or draws as appropriate, according to the house strategy.  If the dealer exceeds a count of 21, she busts, and all unresolved bets are winners.  If they stands without busting, each player's count is then compared to the dealer's.  If your count is closer to 21 than the dealer's, you win.  If the dealer's is closer, you lose.  If you and the dealer tie, the bet is a push (or standoff), which means you neither win your bet nor lose it.  Once all bets have been resolved, the dealer announces the beginning of the next betting period.

The Cards – Face cards (Jacks, Queens, and Kings) are worth 10, while Aces are worth 1 or 11. Cards 2 to 10 count at face value. After a player has stood, a hand containing one or more Aces is considered to be at its highest possible value without exceeding 21.


Player Options
After the first two cards are dealt, each player gets an opportunity to improve their counts.  They may also alter their wagers in the following ways:

Splitting Pairs – Pairs, two cards of equal rank, may be split into two separate hands, each with a bet equal to the original bet amount.  If you split your hand, the first subhand is dealt a second card, and you are permitted to stand or hit one or more cards to improve the count.  Once you stand on your first subhand, your second subhand is dealt a second card, and you are then permitted to stand or hit on that hand.

Split Aces are an exceptional case.  When you split a pair of Aces, each subhand receives exactly one additional card with no option to you to hit.  Further, a count of 21 with the two cards in a subhand of split Aces is not considered a Blackjack, and will lose to a dealer's Blackjack.  Subhands may not be resplit.

You may split up to two hands.  Doubling up after splitting is allowed.

If a player split pairs against an eventual dealer blackjack, the additional bet will be refunded back to the player's account, resulting in just the initial wager being lost.

Doubling Down – After the first two cards are dealt, you have the option to double down, which means you wager an additional amount equal to your original bet and receive exactly one more card on that hand.  You may also double down after splitting a pair, except in the case of splitting Aces (because split Aces are only permitted a second card).

If a player doubles down against an eventual dealer blackjack, the additional bet will be refunded back to the player's account, resulting in just the initial wager being lost.

Insurance – If the dealer's up card is an Ace, you may obtain insurance, which is a wager of a sum equal to one half of your original bet.  If the dealer draws a Blackjack, the insurance pays two to one.  If the dealer fails to draw a Blackjack, you lose your insurance.  If you get insurance, the system will let you hit if you need more cards.  You may obtain insurance even if you have blackjack.

Surrender – Surrender offers the player the choice to fold their hand at half of the original bet.  The option for surrender will appear for all hands, except when the dealer's up card is an ace.  The decision must be made prior to taking any other action on the hand.


The Rebate
Rebates are awarded based on volume of the wagers placed. See details below:

Blackjack Initial Wager 0.3%
Blackjack Double Down 0.3%
Blackjack Split 0.3%
Blackjack Insurance 0.3%


The House Strategy
Basic rules summary for Rebate Live Blackjack.  Click here to review the Blackjack Basic Strategy Chart used by the dealer.

8 Decks

Blackjack Pays 3:2

Insurance Pays 2:1

Surrender Available

Dealer Must Stand On All 17s

Dealer Must Hit On A Count Of 16 Or Less

Double Any Two Cards

Double After Split Allowed

Split Up To 2 Hands

1 Card Dealt On Split Aces


Payouts – A Blackjack, two-card 21 not arising on a split, is paid at 3:2 as long as the dealer does not have a Blackjack also.  If both you and the dealer have a Blackjack, the bet is a push.  A Blackjack beats any three-or-more-card 21.

All other winning bets are paid at one to one.

A dealer/player tie is a push, and neither wins nor loses.

You bust and lose your bet with a card count exceeding 21.

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