BLACKJACK - HOW TO PLAY & RULES
HOW TO PLAY at yazino
In Blackjack, it's you against the dealer. The aim is to draw cards ('hit') until your hand adds up to 21, or as close as possible without exceeding 21. If your first two cards total 21, you have Blackjack, which is the highest hand possible. Learn Blackjack and beat the dealer at Yazino! There are 2 variations of Blackjack rules on offer at our casino, Atlantic City and Las Vegas, with their differences highlighted.
Dealer Stands On Soft 17
Dealer Hits Soft 17
How do I start playing?
Once you have chosen a table, a window will pop-up and the game will load. To join in the Blackjack game you need to be sitting at a seat. Available seats are buttons showing 'Join' on the table. Clicking on any of these will put you at the seat. You can play Blackjack on more than one seat if you want. A hand of cards will be dealt to each seat.
How do I place a bet?
Once you are sitting at a seat you need to choose how much to bet. Your Blackjack bank balance is shown in the dashboard at the bottom of your screen.
Please click a chip in the bottom left to choose how much to bet - the chip value. Then clicking on the bet circle (highlighted with 'Bet') will place that chip on the table. Repeated clicks keep adding chips of the selected value to the table. Once you are happy and have placed bets at all your seats, please confirm your bet by clicking the 'Deal' button.
If you make a mistake, please click the 'Clear' button and you can start again.
If you don't confirm your bet (by placing bets and clicking 'Deal') on time, you will lose your seat. The countdown timer shows how long you have left to confirm your bet.
Once all active players have confirmed their bets each player and the dealer are dealt two cards. Your cards will be face up. The dealer's first card will be face up, the second face down.
'2' to '10' are worth their face value. Jack, Queen and King are worth 10 each. Aces are worth either 1 or 11. Any card with a value below 10 that is combined with an Ace is considered a 'soft hand', meaning that it can be counted as 5 or soft 15. Both values are shown.
If you are dealt two cards other than a Blackjack, you can 'Stand' (and not receive any more cards) or 'Hit' (receive another card). You may keep hitting until you bust (exceed 21) or stand. If you bust, you'll lose your bet, regardless of what the dealer has.
After all the players have had their turn, the dealer will reveal the face down card. The dealer has to hit until the cards reach a certain value - this value is dependent on the specific table rules. You'll win if you have a higher hand than the dealer (and have not gone bust), or if the dealer has gone bust and you have not. If you win, you are paid out at 1:1. Alternatively, you'll lose if you have a lower hand than the dealer or if you have gone bust. In this case, you forfeit your bet. If you have the same total, it's a push (tie) and you receive your bet back in most rule sets.
The summary of table rules of Blackjack are viewable at the table by clicking the 'Game Rules' button at the bottom of the screen.
If the table rules allow and you are dealt two cards with equal value, you can 'split' your cards into two separate hands. Your initial bet will be matched and the hands are played separately. A hand can only be split once. If you split a pair of Aces, you will only be dealt one more card.
If the table rules allow, you can double down on your first two cards. This doubles your bet, but only one more card is dealt. You may or may not be allowed to double down each hand after splitting a pair.
If the dealer's up card is an Ace, you may be offered insurance against the dealer having Blackjack. Taking insurance means that you make an additional bet (of half your original bet) that the dealer's face down card is valued at 10. If this happens, you are paid out on the insurance bet, but lose the initial bet. If the dealer does not have Blackjack, you lose the insurance bet and the hand is played out as normal.
If the table rules allow, you can 'Surrender' at the beginning of your turn which folds your hand at half the cost of the original bet. The decision to surrender must be made prior to any other action. Once you draw, split or double down then surrender is no longer available as an option. In the late surrender, the dealer first checks for Blackjack. Surrender is only then available if the dealer does not have a Blackjack.
Min / Max Bet
This limits the minimum and maximum amount you may bet per seat (before doubling down, accepting insurance, or splitting pairs).
This is the amount you will be paid out if you have Blackjack (and the dealer doesn't).
This is the amount you will be paid out if you win the insurance bet.
Determines whether splitting pairs is allowed. On some tables, you may be able to split unlike 10 valued pairs, such as a J and 10.
Dealer Wins Ties
Determines whether the dealer wins if there is a 'push' and you both have the same valued hand.
This will show you which valued hands you are allowed to double down on. This may be hands valued at: 10 or 11; 9 to 11; 8 to 11; any value; or on some tables, you can never double down.
Dealer Stands On
Indicates which valued hands the dealer must stand on. If the dealer has a hand below this, the dealer must hit.
Malfunction voids all pays and plays.