Words That Every Blackjack Player Must Know

Blackjack is one of the most played games in the history of gambling. This fact didn’t change with an appearance of online casinos and this table game is often choose by players. There are several different types of Blackjack and we already write about the 3 most played at our casino.

Every Blackjack fan use “special language” which understand only players who play this game often.

Basic Blackjack terminology

Doubling – Double your bet and take only one additional card. You can only Double once in Blackjack.

Splitting – You can split the first two cards dealt with any hand 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. In mobile, you only can split once.

Table Limits – The minimum and maximum amount of money you can bet on a hand.

Ante – Your initial bet.

Hit – Take another card.

Stand – Keep the hand that was dealt.

Bust – Exceed 21 points. The player loses on a bust.

Push – You tie with the dealer and keep your bet.

Rebet – Place the same bet you made on your last hand.

Hard – Hand containing an Ace valued as 1 point. Example: Ace + King + 6 = 17 points.

Soft – Hands containing an Ace valued as 11 points. Example: Ace + 5 = 16 points.

Insurance – Insurance is an additional bet that the dealer has Blackjack. You can purchase insurance when the dealer’s face-up card is an Ace. Insurance cost half the amount of the ante and pays 2:1 if the dealer has Blackjack. If the dealer does not have Blackjack, the insurance is collected by the house.

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