Aces = 1 point or 11 points, whichever makes a better hand
Example: 6 + Ace = 7 points or 17 points
Doubling - You can only Double once in Blackjack.
Splitting - You can split the first two cards dealt if they are of equal point value. When you split, you must place an additional bet that is equal to the ante . You will now have two hands. You can continue to hit for each hand, unless the split was made for a pair of Aces, in which case you can only hit once for each hand.
IMPORTANT - When the dealer is forced to stand on the first deal, the game automatically hits for you until you win or bust. This rule applies in Face Up 21 because you are allowed to see both of the dealer's cards and therefore know what numbers you must beat. When the dealer is not forced to stand on the first deal, you can hit or stand.
To Win (meet one)
- Your hand is closer to 21 points than the dealer's hand and does not exceed 21 points.
- The dealer's hand exceeds 21 points while your hand does not exceed 21 points.
IMPORTANT - Dealer wins all ties.
How the Dealer Plays
- Dealer Hits on any hard total of 16 or less
- Dealer Stands on any hard total of 17 or more
- Dealer Hits on any soft total of 17 or less
- Dealer Stands on any soft total of 18 or more