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VEGAS STRIP BLACKJACK TERMINOLOGY


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21

This is when the value of the cards dealt equals 21, but is not a Blackjack. For example, Nine of Spades, a Four of Diamonds and an Eight of Clubs equals 21.

Note:
Blackjack always beats any other hand with a value of 21.

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Advanced Blackjack Strategy table

This table is used during AutoPlay. It enables you to define your own game strategy, or use the default strategy. The default strategy has been designed to benefit the Player.

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Blackjack

This is when your hand contains an Ace and a card with a value of 10. It is the strongest hand in Blackjack, and automatically stands. It cannot be beaten, only matched.

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Bust

If your hand value exceeds 21, your hand is bust. Your hand is over and you lose your bet.

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Denomination

The denomination is the number on the cards, from 2 to 10, Jack, Queen, King and Ace.

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Value

Jack, Queen and King have the value of 10. The Ace card has the value of either 1 or 11.

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Double Down

This is a side bet that your hand will beat the Dealerís with only one more card drawn. You can Double Down on any combination. You are dealt one card and your hand automatically Stands. Doubling costs the same as your original bet. If you win you are paid double your total bet. This win amount is equal to four times your original bet.

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Hit

This is when you request another card from the Dealer because your hand is not strong enough to beat the Dealerís hand. You are dealt one card.

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Hole Card

The Dealer is dealt two cards, one face-up and one face-down. The face-down card is called the Hole Card.

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Insurance

This is a side bet against the possibility of the Dealer getting Blackjack. You can take Insurance if you do not have Blackjack, and the Dealerís first card is an Ace. Insurance costs half your original bet.

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Push

This is when your hand and the Dealerís hand tie. You are paid your original bet.

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Split

You can Split two cards with the same Denomination or Value, such as a Queen and a Ten, or two Fours. Your hand is divided into two separate hands and a bet equal to your original bet is placed on the second hand. Therefore, your bet is doubled. A new card is dealt to each hand and you play these hands as normal.

Note: You can Split a maximum number of 3 times per game, equaling 4 hands. This rule excludes Aces. Aces are only Split once.

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Stand

This is when you are satisfied with the value of your hand and do not want to draw any more cards. This ends the play of your hand. The Dealer plays its hand and both hands are compared.

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