Poker are happy to offer you the chance to try
your hand at Blackjack while you are playing poker.
you are in the Virgin Poker lobby you will find
the Blackjack link and from here you can open
up a blackjack table.
sure you read the text below to give yourself
the best possible advantage.
In Blackjack, the player competes against the
dealer. Your goal as the player is to draw cards
("hit") until your hand adds up to 21,
or comes as close as possible without exceeding
21. If your first two cards total 21, you have
the total value of your cards is closer to 21
than the dealer’s, you win as much as you
have wagered. If you have blackjack, you win 3
to 2 times your bet (assuming the dealer does
not also have blackjack). Aces count as either
1 (hard) or 11 (soft), face cards as 10, and remaining
cards according to their number values.
the total value of your cards exceeds 21, you
"bust" and lose your wager. If you have
the same card total as the dealer, from 17 and
up, no one wins and you get your bet back in a
"push." Blackjack beats a score of 21.
Six decks of cards are used, which are shuffled
after each round.
If your first two cards are of the same value,
you may split them into two separate hands, placing
a second wager of equal value. You then proceed
to draw cards as usual. Splitting doubles the
bet, because both new hands must have the same
value as the original bet. A player can split
additional pairs resulting from the original split
up to a maximum 3 splits in one game. However,
if you split two aces, you get only one additional
card for each hand. If you split two aces and
one of your hands totals 21, this is not considered
blackjack, but 21. You can split a maximum of
three times, resulting in four hands, in one game.
When you have been dealt two cards, and believe
that a third card may give you a position to beat
the dealer’s hand, you can "double
down". Your wager is doubled, and you are
allowed to hit and receive just one additional
card. You can also double down on a hand resulting
from a split.
Insurance gives you the chance to protect yourself
when you believe that the dealer may have blackjack.
If the dealer’s first card is an ace, and
if you believe that the dealer’s hole card
is of value 10, you may buy insurance against
dealer Black Jack at the price of half your initial
bet. If the dealer does have blackjack, the insurance
pays 2 to 1, corresponding to the amount of your
initial bet. If you have bought insurance, and
the dealer does not have blackjack, you lose your
insurance. Your initial bet is then settled by
comparing your cards with the dealer's.
The dealer must draw cards until he has at least
hard 17 (a hard hand is a hand that does not include
an ace being used as 11), and must stand at 17
or higher. If the dealer gets 16 or soft 17, he
must take another card.
Winning Hand 1 to 1
BlackJack 3 to 2
Insurance 2 to 1
payouts on Virgin Poker are governed and licensed
by the Maltese Lottery and Gaming Authority (LGA).
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