Chemin de Fer Basics – Part Two


Posted by Keshawn | Posted in Blackjack | Posted on 10-02-2010

We continue with our article on the basics of black jack. In the previous article we covered the basis of the game, taking another card, standing and how to double down. In part 2 we’ll talk about splitting, surrendering and insurance.

Split: if a gambler is handed 2 cards of the same amount (2 8’s as an example) she may split them to create two different hands. If you decide to divide your hand you’ll have to lay a new wager equal to the initial bet.

Surrender: A few casinos will permit individuals to surrender the cards they have been dealt along with half of the initial bet they made prior to the dealer checking his hand. Keep in mind it’s essential to inquire with the croupier for clarification on the table game rules or check out the game rules area on the web betting house you’re betting on.

Insurance: When the dealers face up card is an Ace players have the ability to take out insurance. You’ll place half of the original wager prior to the croupier checking his cards; if the dealer has black jack you’ll come away with a win on the insurance bet but still lose the original amount. Unfortunately if the dealer doesn’t have chemin de fer the competitor loses the insurance. It’s a risk but one that’s absolutely worth it, if used as part of a clever tactic.

Once a player has stayed or gone bust by going over 21 the croupier will reveal his/her hand and will go on to deal themselves cards until one of the following things has appeared: if he has achieved 17, a dealer won’t normally draw another card because of the possibility of going bust, if he has drawn twenty-one or if he has busted.

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