Blackjack Betting Rules
The object of the game is to make the total point value of the Player's hand of cards exceed the total point value of the House hand of cards, without exceeding 21. Whoever has the best hand wins the game. The difference with 5 Box Blackjack is that in Single Box Blackjack, the Player is limited to playing only one hand at a time.
Over a long period of time, the game is likely to average a return to the player of 98.94% of the total bets made.
2. Participation Instructions
To place bets, the Player must move the cursor to the pictures of the chips in the lower right corner of the game window on their screen and left-click the chip value that they want to use. Move the cursor to the Betting Area in the centre of the Table, then left-click to place the bet. The chip will automatically appear in the betting circle with the total value of the bet written alongside. The bet amount will also appear at the top of the window.
Each left-click will increase the bet value by one chip of the same value, up to the maximum bet for that table. To use a different chip value for this bet, move the cursor back to the pictures of the chips at the lower-right corner of the game window on the screen and left-click on the new chip value. Then move the cursor back to the Betting Area on the table layout, and left-click again to increase the bet.
To remove your bet, hold the ALT key down and left-click on the mouse.
As soon as the bet(s) has been placed, left-click on the DEAL button to commence play. The system will automatically deal two hands of cards, with each hand initially consisting of two cards. The Player's hand will consist of two cards facing up. The House hand will consist of one card facing up, and one card facing down.
At the Players' discretion, the third and any additional cards can be drawn to their hand(s). When acting on their hand(s), the Players may request or decline additional cards by use of the mouse. Left-click on the HIT button to draw another card or the STAND button to retain the current hand.
If dictated by the Drawing Rules, set out below, the third and any additional cards will then be drawn to the House hand.
If Player's hand does not go over 21, otherwise known as 'BUST', and has a higher point value than the House hand, the Player wins. Otherwise, the Player loses. All losing bets will be collected, and all winning bets paid. If a bet is a winner, the winnings will be posted to the Player's credit balance and updated in the Credits display at the top of the game window.
If both hands have the same point value, that game is a tie, otherwise known as 'PUSH' and neither side wins or loses so the bet is refunded back to the Player.
When the hand is finished, the PLAY AGAIN button in the game window on the screen will illuminate. Left-click on this button to begin the next game.
SBOBET Casino may, in the event of an unfinished hand, in its absolute discretion and without giving any reason or advance notice, play the Player's hand as a STAND. In this event the Player must accept the result of the STAND whatever the outcome of the House hand. All losing bets will be collected, and all winning bets paid.
3. Drawing Rules
In the game of Blackjack there are drawing rules that apply to the House hand, as provided below in Table 1. The House must draw with any hand totalling 16 or less, and must stand with any hand totalling 17 or more. The system will automatically draw or stand accordingly.
There are no drawing rules for the Player's hand. The Player may take as few, or as many, cards as they desire (unless the House has Blackjack or the Player has gone Bust). When acting on their hand(s), the Player may request or decline additional cards by use of the mouse. Left-click on the HIT button to draw another card or the STAND button to retain the current hand.
|Table I - House Hand|
|Total of First Two Cards||Hit or Stand|
|17 and higher||Stand|
4. Card Values
All cards numbered 2 through 10 are worth their face value.
All “Picture Cards” (Jacks, Queens and Kings) are worth 10 points.
All Aces are worth 1 or 11, depending on which value would produce the highest total without exceeding 21
5. Table and Bet Options
The maximum and minimum bet limits will only be displayed within the Gaming Rules Menu of this Game after the Player has logged in.
6. Payout Odds
Payouts are determined at standard odds that are identical to those used in all of the major Casinos of America, Europe and Asia.
Winning BLACKJACKS receive payout odds of 3 to 2 (1.5 to 1)
Winning INSURANCE bets receive payout odds of 2 to 1.
All other winning hands receive payout odds of 1 to 1 (EVEN MONEY).
Explanations of some commonly used Blackjack terms below.
|Blackjack||As well as being the name of the game, Blackjack is also the best hand. It consists of any Ace and any ten-valued card in the initial two-card hand. When a Blackjack appears, whether for the Player or for the House, no other cards are drawn. Blackjack is an automatic winner, except against another Blackjack, in this case the hand is a PUSH (also called a TIE or STAND-OFF).|
|Bust||If drawing additional cards by either the Player or the House results in a card total exceeding 21, that hand has “too many” and is considered to have Bust. A Bust Player hand loses automatically. When this occurs, the House will not draw a third or any additional cards for the House hand, and that hand is finished.|
|Double||On any two-card hand, the Player may choose to double their bet. This allows the Player the opportunity to win double. The DOUBLE button in the game window will illuminate to advise the Player that this option is available. If the Player decides to Double, they can now left-click on this DOUBLE and an additional bet will be placed alongside the initial bet, which is fixed at a value equal to the initial bet. One card will be dealt automatically to the Player's hand. The Player will not be allowed to draw more than one additional card. If the Player decides not to Double, the game will continue as normal.|
|Hit / Stand||The Player has to decide whether to Hit, meaning to draw an additional card(s) or to stand, meaning to retain the current hand. The Player may Hit or Stand by left-clicking on the HIT or STAND buttons provided in the game window. The House has to Hit or Stand according to the Drawing Rules.|
|Insurance||If the exposed House card is an Ace, the Player will be offered the opportunity to buy Insurance. The INSURANCE button in the game window will illuminate to advise the Player that this bet is available. The Player may now left-click on this button to place an Insurance bet, which is fixed at a value of half the initial bet. After the Player decides to accept or decline Insurance, the system will check if the House hand has Blackjack. If the House does have Blackjack, the Player will receive payout odds of 2-1 for the insurance bet (half the initial bet), and the Insurance bet will be returned to the Player. The Player will of course lose the initial bet. So the net effect is that the Player breaks even. If the House does not have Blackjack, the Player loses the Insurance bet and the game then continues as usual.|
|Surrender||If the Player feels that the initial two-card hand is not strong enough to beat the House hand, the Player may choose to Surrender. This action will finish the hand at that point, with a loss of half of the initial bet. The SURRENDER button in the game window will illuminate to advise the Player that this option is available. The Player can now left-click on this button and half the original bet will be returned.|
|Split||If the Player's first two cards are of equal value, they are called a pair. This allows the Player the opportunity to play two hands and win twice. The SPLIT button in the game window will illuminate to advise the Player that this option is available. The Player may now left-click on this button and an additional bet will be placed alongside the initial bet, which is fixed at a value equal to the initial bet. If the Player's decides to Split the pair, one card will be dealt automatically to the first of the two Split hands. The Player will then have the option to draw additional cards until that hand is completed, using the HIT, DOUBLE or STAND buttons. However, when the Player Splits aces they can only draw one card for each hand. If the Player decides not to Split the pair, the game continues as normal.|
|Twenty-One||This is the next best hand after a Blackjack. It consists of three or more cards totalling 21.|