is played and programmed according to Atlantic City Blackjack rules.
Authority: New Jersey Casino Control Commission.
Rule Exceptions: The cards are shuffled after each hand, pairs
may not be re-split, and players may not draw additional cards on split
Blackjack, you and the dealer (the computer) are dealt
two cards to start. The objective of Multi-Split Blackjack is to
accumulate cards that add up closer to 21 than that of the dealer's
cards, without going over 21. Cards are worth their face value with the
exception of Kings, Queens, and Jacks which are each worth 10 and Aces
which are worth either 1 or 11. If the value of your hand is closer to
21 than that of the dealer you win. If the value of the dealer's hand
is higher than yours you lose. If the hands are of equal value the deal
is a push and your money is returned. If you have a total of 22 or
higher (a busted hand), you lose regardless of whether the dealer also
Summary of rules:
How to play:
- 8 52-card decks
- The deck is
re-shuffled after each hand
- Dealer stands on
- Doubling after
- Re-splitting of
cards allowed up to three times
- No surrender
- Only one
additional card allowed on each Ace when splitting a pair of Aces.
Multi-Split Blackjack is played with eight fifty-two card
decks. After each game has been played, the used cards are shuffled
back into the deck. All face cards are valued at ten and the cards from
2-10 are valued as indicated. Aces can be valued at either one or
eleven; if counting the Ace as eleven would put the hand over
twenty-one, the Ace is automatically counted as one instead. You do not
need to specify which value the Ace has as it's always assumed to have
the value that makes the best hand. The value of a hand is the sum of
the values of the individual cards. For example, a hand containing a
Jack, 3, and 4 has a value of 17.
chips are stacked by denomination ($1,
$5, $25, $100, $500) at the bottom of the screen above your User label.
Select the amount you would like to wager on a given hand by clicking
the left mouse button on the chip of that denomination. The amount
wagered per hand may be increased or decreased by placing the mouse on
the stack that you wish to add or subtract to your bet. Each time you
click the left mouse button you will add a chip from that pile to your
planned wager amount. Likewise by clicking on the right mouse button
you can decrease your planned wager amount. You may repeat your last
bet by simply hitting the "0" button of your numeric keyboard. Other
keyboard shortcuts are summarized below. If you place a wager that is
lower than the minimum table bet limit, your bet amount will be
automatically adjusted to the minimum bet amount.
Once you have placed
your bet, you will then receive two
cards face up. The dealer will receive one card face up and one face
down. Once you have been dealt your two cards (and based on the nature
of these cards) you can do the following by clicking with the left
mouse button on the appropriate button:
card. You can request a hit as many times as you like, but if your
total goes over twenty-one, you will "bust" and lose the hand.
Requests that you
receive no more cards. The hand as it currently stands will be judged
against the dealers.
Blackjack one rule modification is introduced that
provides more favourable odds to the player than the standard version
of single player Blackjack. That is, you are allowed to split your hand
up to three times for a maximum total of eight hands. Standard
splitting rules apply.
If you have two cards
of the same denomination, a Split
button will appear. You can split your cards into two hands and play
each hand separately. Your original bet will be duplicated for the new
hand. Each hand will be played out as usual except when splitting Aces,
where only one additional card per hand is dealt. A white box
displaying your card total will appear over each hand indicating which
hand is active. Any winning 21 obtained after splitting a pair is paid
If you select this
option, three things will happen: you will get exactly one more card,
your turn will end, and your bet will be doubled. This option will only
be active immediately after you receive your first two cards.
Whenever the dealer's
up-card is an Ace, the player has an option of
taking insurance. When you buy insurance, you are effectively making a
second bet on whether the dealer's second card is a ten or a face card,
ie. he has a natural blackjack.
The player may opt to
take insurance by clicking on the
"Insurance " button. If you do not wish to take insurance, you simply
click on the "Pass" button to proceed with the rest of the hand.
If the player believes that the dealer's down-card is a 10
ranking card, then the player is permitted to place a side bet of half
the original wager as insurance. If the dealer does have a 10 ranking
card, the player is immediately paid 2-to-1 on the insurance bet, but
the original wager is lost unless the player too has a blackjack and
pushes with the dealer.
If the dealer does not
have a natural twenty-one, the rest of
the hand is played out as usual and you will lose your insurance money.
If you win the hand, you will get back your original bet plus
the same amount in profit. If you win with a natural blackjack, you
will be paid off at three-to-two odds, which means you get your
original bet back plus 150% profit. (So if you bet $50 and win with a
natural twenty-one, you get $50 (your bet) plus $75 (your bet plus half
of your bet), which totals to $125.
If you win with a
natural Multi-Hand blackjack, you will be
paid off at 3-to-2 odds, which means you get your original bet back
plus 150% profit. (So if you bet $50 and win with a natural twenty-one,
you get $50 (your bet) plus $75 (your bet plus half of your bet), which
totals to $125.
$2 minimum initial
$2,500 maximum bet.
Individual tables may
have a higher minimum bet and a lower maximum
bet. There are two ways to determine the table bet limit for a specific
table. You can place your mouse pointer over a specific table. After 2
or 3 seconds a box will appear identifying the table number and the
minimum and maximum bet. Alternatively, you can click on a specific
table. A new window will open displaying the minimum and maximum bet.
Setting your table bet
You may also set your
table bet limit below the maximum
specified limit by selecting Bet Options from the Game Menu. The Modify
Table Bet Limit window will appear on the screen. To reduce your
maximum table bet limit type in the new limit in the appropriate box
and confirm it by typing your PIN in the box below. Click on the OK
button to complete the update. Please be aware that you can modify your
table bet limit no more than once per week (Friday 12:00 AM EST) and
that using the Modify Table Bet Limit function affects the bet limit
for all games and not just the game that you are currently playing.
Basic Blackjack Strategy
strategy is defined as the proper play of cards
knowing only your hand and the dealer's exposed card. It does not
involve card counting (an advantage lost in playing InterCasino with 8
decks reshuffled after each hand) or remembering which cards were
played previously. The basic blackjack strategy is created through
intensive computer simulations which perform a complete combinatorial
analysis. In this method, the computer "plays" tens of thousands of
hands for each Blackjack situation possible and statistically decides
which decision best favours the player.
Basic strategy is
usually printed as tables with the dealer's
up card the first row and your two card combination the first column.
The other entries in the table tell you what to do (Stand, Hit,
Double-Down, Split) with the different combinations of dealer and
player's hands. Basic blackjack strategy tables for InterCasino rules
(8 decks, dealer stands on 17, double-down on any two cards, double
after split allowed, no re-splitting of cards allowed, no surrender)
are shown below for hard totals, soft totals, and pairs along with a
S - Stand
H - Hit
D - Double
Y - Yes, split
N - No, don't split
Numeric Keyboard Shortcuts:
bet by $1
bet by $1
+ Up Arrow"
bet by $10
+ Down Arrow"
bet by $10
For keyboards without
keypads, you must use the "Fn" key plus the shortcuts above
(e.g. Enter). Please note that these keyboard shortcuts are
offered as a suggestion only. Some computers behave differently than
others and therefore we cannot guarantee that the shortcuts will apply
to all computers.
You may turn on/off
the Sound, Voice and Animation during the game by
clicking on the Options button located in the lower left-hand area of
the console. The setting is turned on when the checkbox is checked and
it is turned off when the checkbox is unchecked. You must exit and
re-enter the game to activate the Animation feature.
information on blackjack, please consult the following references:
Carlson, Bryce. Blackjack for Blood, Compustar Press, 1992.
Humble, Lance and Cooper, Carl. The World's Greatest Blackjack Book,
Scoblete, Frank. Best Blackjack, Bonus Books, 1996.
Tamburin, Henry. Reference Guide to Casino Gambling, Research
Services Unlimited, 1993.
Uston, Ken. Million Dollar Blackjack, Carol Publishing Group,
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