If you have two identical cards, you have the option to split your hand. You then play with two separate hands, each receiving their own card. They also each play their game against the dealer. You can therefore win with one hand and lose with the other hand. You have the option to split your hand three times, so you play with a total of four hands.At some casinos you have the option to split your hands if, for example, you have a king and a 10 on hand. The king and the 10 have the same value in Blackjack Rules, and therefore it is possible.
However, it will be a bad strategy for you, as in that case you have 20, which is the second best you can get in Blackjack.If the dealer’s visible card is an ace, you have the option to purchase insurance. It gives you a win if the dealer gets blackjack. The Blackjack Insurance should be on half of what you have placed as a bet to begin with. If the dealer gets blackjack, you get the money back 1: 1.Once you’ve had your turn, it’s the dealer’s turn. The dealer must play according to certain established rules and must therefore not decide for himself whether he or she wants more cards.
The dealer must keep taking more cards until the value of the cards gives 17.A distinction is made between a hard 17 and a soft 17. A soft 17 is a hand that includes an ace. It can be an ace and a six. In that case, the hand can both apply to 7 and 17, because aces can be both 1 and 11. Therefore, it is soft.If the dealer has a soft 17, most casinos play with the dealer having to play on and get one more card. If the dealer has a hard 17, the dealer must stand and thus have no more cards.
Once the dealer has had his turn, you compare your hands. If your cards have the highest value, without getting over 21, you win, if the dealer’s cards have the highest value, without getting over 21, the house wins. If your cards are equally good, it will be a push. This means that you get the money back that you have wagered.