The object of the game is to get the higher score than the dealer but without going over 21. The dealer follows the guiding rule: he hits until he has 17, if the dealer has 17 or more, he must stand.
The game starts with user placing his bet; he places the chips on the round fields of the gaming table which are situated over the boxes. It is advisable you bet carefully, since the player cannot touch his chips after the cards are dealt.
The player can play in several boxes each of which is indicated with a rectangular circle. To proclaim a desire to play in several boxes the player makes his bets in the selected amount of boxes. Further he plays in each box as a separate player.
After making bets the player presses DEAL, and the dealer deals the cards. The player gets two cards face up. The dealer gets two cards for himself, one face-up card and one face-down.
If the player is immediately dealt 21 (a blackjack) his payoff is 3-to-2.
However, if the player gets a blackjack but the first upcard of the dealer is a ten-value card, then the player is offered either to take “even money” and get 1-to-1 payoff, or to wait for the round to end and, if the dealer does not have a blackjack, be paid-off 3-to-2.
If the player does not have a blackjack but the first card of the dealer is an ace, then the dealer offers him to make INSURANCE. The player in case he agrees makes an additional insurance bet which is half the value of the original one. If the dealer has a blackjack, the player loses his bet but he gets the insurance in the amount of 3-to-1.
If the player does not have a blackjack, he is offered a choice to either draw another card by pressing HIT or stand at his total pressing STAND.
If the player is sure that by drawing another card, he will undoubtedly win, he can press DOUBLE, doubling his bet and automatically receiving the last card.
If the player has two cards of the same value, the dealer can offer him a SPLIT: splitting one hand into two. In case the player agrees, he makes an additional bet equal to the original one. The dealer splits the cards and the player plays them as in several boxes. By SPLIT an ace and ten-value card are not considered blackjack but just 21. In this case dealer's "Classical blackjack" wins and if the dealer gets 21 as well, a draw will be declared.
If the player does not like the two initial cards he can refuse further game GIVE UP acknowledging defeat. Hereby the player loses only half of the bet. After the player applied split (split) he can't abandon the game any more.
If the player after drawing a new card goes over 21 (excess), the dealer discards the player bet in favour of the casino.
When the round is over, the player can make a new bet pressing NEW or repeat his bet pressing repeat.
Card Values (points):
from 2 to 10 — from 2 to 10 respectively
king, queen, jack — 10
ace — 1 or 11 (for the player)
Pack. Six packs are involved in the game with 52 cards each. When a round is over and there is half of the cards left, the packs are shuffled up.