If you are not familiar with Blackjack, proceed straight to the Blackjack Rules. Return to this page after you have learned the rules.
To play the game:
Click on chips in the lower left corner of the screen to increase your bet. Every click on a chip increases your bet. Every right click on a chip removes it from your bet.
Click the Deal button.
Use the Hit, Stand, Double, Split and Insurance buttons as required.
If you want to play another round, press New Game. Then place a bet as described above and click the Deal button, or click Rebet to place the same bet as in the previous round.
Deal out the cards.
Double the wager and gives you a third card.
Request one more card.
Draw no more cards and start the dealer’s turn.
Protect your bet for the case when the dealer may have blackjack (see Rules for more info).
Start a new game round.
Place the same bet as in the previous round and deal the cards.
Skip your turn when you are playing in multiplayer mode.
Split one hand into two separate hands.
See the dates, bets and results of your previous game rounds.
To chat with other players (in multiplayer mode only), click this button, type your message and then click this button again (or press enter).
Open the help file (which you are reading right now).
Open the Options dialog box – see the Options section of this help file.
Press this to exit the game and go back to lobby. You can’t exit in the middle of a game round.
If you wish, you can press the following keys on your keyboard instead of clicking on the buttons on the screen.
Press this key
To do this
Tab between the buttons on the screen.
Click the button that is currently highlighted.
Place your previous bet (same as the Rebet button).
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Raise your bet. 1 raises the bet by €1, 2 by €5 etc.
Exit the game and go back to the lobby.
Note: If you are disconnected from the Internet in the middle of a game, re-establish your Internet connection and log back into the casino. You will be automatically directed to the game that was interrupted so you can continue playing.
The object of blackjack is for the total of your cards to be closer to 21 than the dealer’s cards, without exceeding 21. In blackjack, aces count as either 1 or 11, face cards as 10, and number cards as their face value.
If you receive an ace and a ten-value card as your first two cards, you have blackjack and win one and a half times your bet (if you bet was €10, you receive €25). If the total value of your cards is closer to 21 than the dealer’s, you win as much as you had wagered (if your bet was €10, you receive €20). If the total of your cards is more than 21, you “bust” and lose your bet. If you and the dealer have the same card total (17 and up) neither of you win and your bet is returned to you in a “push”. Blackjack beats a score of 21.
Black Widow Casino blackjack is played with six decks and the game follows the standard “Las Vegas Strip” rules, with the following exceptions:
The deck is shuffled after each round.
The player may not split a split hand.
The player may double after splitting.
The dealer will not check his hand for blackjack in any case.
If the player doubles and the dealer’s first card is of value 10, and the dealer gets blackjack, the player loses only the initial bet.
If your first two cards have the same point value, you may split them into two separate hands by placing a second bet equal to the original bet. You then proceed to draw cards. You may draw as many cards as you like on each split hand, but if you split two aces, you receive only one additional card for each ace. If you split two aces and one of your hands totals 21, it is counted as 21 and not blackjack.
After you are dealt two cards, and think that another card will allow you to beat the dealer’s hand, you can increase your bet by an amount up to your original bet or “double” your bet. Your wager is doubled, and you are allowed to receive one more card.
Insurance is considered to be a game of its own within blackjack. It allows you to try and protect yourself when you think that the dealer may have blackjack. When buying insurance, you place half of your initial bet by pressing the Insurance button. If the dealer does have blackjack, you are paid 2 to 1 on your insurance bet. If the dealer doesn’t have blackjack, you lose your insurance bet.
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