# Blackjack Rules Draw With Dealer

## Rules

The player's goal is to assemble a hand worth a number of points that exceeds the value of the dealer's hand. You need to collect no more than maximum of 21 points, or you lose (bust).

Six standard 52-card decks are used in the game. In order to participate in a round the player must place a bet. Once all bets have been placed, the dealer deals two face-up cards to each player and one face-up card and one face-down card to him- or herself.

Once the player and the dealer have finished taking their cards, the values of their final hands are compared. If the player's score is higher than the dealer's, the player gets a 1:1 payout on their bet. If a player and the dealer have the same score (other than blackjack), this is considered a draw and the player gets their bet back. If the dealer's score is higher than the player's, the player loses.

And that’s why Blackjack has a fixed set of rules. If the dealer has 16 points or less, he must draw and hold at 17 – 21 points. Blackjack players only have to consider five game decisions: Stand.

If you get Blackjack, the dealer pays you 3 to 2. If you and the dealer both get Blackjack, it is a push and no chips are given or taken away. If you have a higher total than the dealer (or the dealer busts), the dealer matches the amount of your chips. If you have a lower total than the dealer (or you bust), the dealer takes your chips. The goal in blackjack is to have a hand with a higher score than the dealer as long as the score is 21 or under. You don't compete against other players in blackjack, only the dealer. Normally, some of the most important rules, such as 'Blackjack pays 3 to 2' and 'Dealer must draw on 16 and stand on all 17's' are printed on the table. To play blackjack you need chips to bet with, and you typically buy your chips directly from the dealer.

## Blackjack

If the first two cards in a hand are worth a total of 21 points, this hand is called 'blackjack.' If the dealer gets blackjack, all players lose other than those with blackjack. If both the dealer and a player have blackjack, this is considered a draw, and the player gets their bet back.

If a player has blackjack and the dealer does not, the player wins and gets a 3:2 payout on their bet.

If the dealer's face-up card is worth 10 points, they look at their face-down card. If the dealer has blackjack, they turn their cards over, and the round ends.

## Player Actions

If neither the player nor the dealer have blackjack, the player can choose one of several actions once the cards have been dealt.

'Split' – this action is only available if the player's hand contains two cards of the same value. The player doubles their bet, splits their hand in two, and takes two additional cards. The two hands are then played independently.

'Hit' – the player takes another card. This action can be repeated until the value of the hand exceeds 21 points.

'Double' – the player doubles their bet, takes another card, and stands.

'Stand' – the player takes no more cards and keeps their current hand.

### Blackjack Rules Draw With Dealer Near Me

If the value of the player's hand exceeds 21 points, they lose the round.

## Dealer

Once all players have stood, the dealer turns their face-down card over.

If necessary, the dealer can take additional cards until they have 17 or more points. If the dealer's score exceeds 21, all players who have not gone bust automatically win regardless of their score.

## Insurance

Special case: if the dealer has a face-up ace, the players have the option to place an additional 'insurance' bet equal to half of their original bet. Once all players have made a decision, the dealer looks at their face-down card. If the dealer has blackjack, a payout of 2:1 is paid on all 'insurance' bets. If the dealer does not have blackjack, all insurance bets go to the pot and the game continues as usual.

## Payouts

 Bet 1:1 Blackjack 3:2 Draw The bet is returned Bust The bet is lost Insurance 2:1

## Counting Points

The following card values are used when counting points: the cards from 2 to 10 are worth a number of points equal to the card's face value. The cards J, Q, and K are worth 10 points. Ace is worth 1 or 11 points depending on which point value prevents the hand from exceeding 21.