Chemin de Fer ABC’s – Part 2

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We resume our article on the essential details of black jack. In Part 1 we reviewed the approach of the game, hitting, standing and how to double down. In part 2 we will discuss splitting, surrendering and insurance.

Split: if a player is assigned 2 cards of the same amount (2 8’s for instance) she may split them to generate 2 separate hands. If you choose to split your hand you will have to make a new bet equal to the original bet.

Surrender: A few betting houses will allow gamblers to surrender the cards they have been dealt along with fifty percent of the original bet they placed prior to the dealer checking his hand. Keep in mind it’s vital to inquire with the dealer for clarification on the table game rules or check the rules area on the net casino you are wagering on.

Insurance: When the dealers exposed card is an Ace individuals have the chance to take out insurance. You will place half of the initial bet before the croupier looks at his cards; if the dealer has black jack you will come away with a win on the insurance bet but still lose the initial wager. Unfortunately if the dealer doesn’t have chemin de fer the player loses the insurance. It’s a risk but one that’s well worth it, if used as part of a clever tactic.

As soon as a player has stood or gone bust by going over twenty-one the croupier will reveal his hand and will continue to deal themselves cards until one of the following events has happened: if he has reached 17, a croupier will not normally take another card because of the possibility of going bust, if they have drawn 21 or if they have gone bust.

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