Blackjack 
Classic  BadenBaden  BadenBaden  Spanish

The Game 
In blackjack you play only against the dealer, independently
of the other players. Your goal is to draw cards until your hand adds
up to 21, or comes as close as possible without exceeding 21.
If your first two cards total 21, you have blackjack. Refer to the difference between Spanish Blackjack and
Classic Blackjack.

The Card Table 
In the centre of the table there are five boxes 
you may play on each of them. Beneath the boxes are the player's chips.
On the top right is the deck, from which the cards are taken.
On the top left are the casino's chips. On the bottom right part of the table
are the control buttons for the game.

Card Values 
To calculate the overall points in a hand, add up the values of all
the individual cards in that hand.
 The values of the cards from 2 to 10 correspond to their numerical marking.
For example, the value of the card "5" is 5.
 The Jack, Queen and King are all worth 10.
 The Ace is worth either 1 or 11, and this is determined so that
the sum of the points should be as big as possible, without exceeding 21.
For example, the combination of Ace and five is simultaneously worth
both 6 and 16, whereas the combination of Ace, five and ten is worth 16
(since in this combination if the Ace were worth 11, then the overall
sum would be 26, i.e. more than 21).
Card suits have no significance in blackjack.

Soft and Hard Combinations 
A combination of cards is called "soft"
if it includes an Ace of the value 11. All remaining combinations
(combinations either not including an Ace, or including an Ace of the value 1)
are called "hard". For example, the combinations "10, 8" or "5, Ace, 10, 2"
are both hard with the value of 18. The combination "7, Ace" is soft with
the value of 18.

"Blackjack" Combination 
"Blackjack" is the combination of two cards: Ace and a card worth 10 points
in either order.

The Bets 
To place a bet, simply click the mouse on the chosen chip and, having
selected the round, click again to drop the chip there. By clicking directly
on a field you can place the minimum bet. To cancel a bet, click on the field
with the chips. To get rid of a chip, move the cursor of the mouse outside
the boundaries of the card table. The "REBET" button repeats the last bet.

The Rules of the Game 
Press the "DEAL" button to deal the cards.
The decks are shuffled after each deal.
The game is played with 8 special "spanishÂ» decks of 48 cards
(regular 52card decks without 10s).
Unlike classic Blackjack, in Spanish Blackjack all 8 decks are mixed
in together in one stack, which is mixed before every deal, but no
shuffling is used.
The game takes place between the player and the dealer.
The player can play on several boxes (as if several players were playing).
The aim of the game is to get 21 points or a sum close to 21.
If the sum of the points is bigger than 21 the player "busts" and loses his bet.
The rules for the dealer are very simple. If he
has 16 or less points in his hand he is obliged to take a card.
If he has 17 or more points he must stop. Hence, unlike in classic
Blackjack, if the dealer has a soft combination worth 17 he must
take an additional card.
The dealer deals two cards to the player
followed by one card face up to himself. If the opened dealer card is 10valued (10, Jack, etc.),
the dealer checks his cards for blackjack. If he has blackjack, the game immediately stops and
the bets are being calculated, otherwise the game continues.
Cards are dealt first to the player until he stops, or the sum of his points
reaches or goes over 21.
The player can take an additional card
("HIT" button) or stop ("STAND" button).
Once the player and dealer have
both stopped, if the sum of the player's cards is less than that
of the dealer's cards the player is considered to have lost and
loses his bet. If the sums of the dealer and player's cards are
equal it is a draw and the player gets his bet back. In the case
of the player's win (but without him having a blackjack) the payout
is equivalent to 100% of his bet.
For example, having placed 10 chips
and won, the player gets both the 10 chips of his bet back and
an additional 10 chips as winnings.
If the player gets a blackjack then the payout
is equivalent to 100% of the sum of the bet (1:1), i.e. if he placed
10 chips the player receives the 10 chips of his bet and 10 chips
as winnings, hi the case of a blackjack for the dealer the game
immediately stops with the payout of the winnings according to
the player's blackjack 1:1 and all the other players lose.

Double 
If the player only has two cards
in his hand he may double his bet ("DOUBLE" button).
If he does so a sum equal to his first bet is subtracted from his account
and then he is automatically dealt one more card, after which dealing
to this hand stops. The player can double twice per hand.
If he does so a sum equal to the current bet for the hand is subtracted from his account
and then he is automatically dealt one more card, the current bet is doubled.
After the second doubling the dealing to this hand stops.
The player can't hit after doubling.

Split 
If the player only has two cards
in his hand and both are of the same face value then he may split
them ("SPLIT" button). If he does so the amount
of his bet is transferred to one card and an equal amount is placed
on the second card. Now the player is playing with two hands.
In this case the rules remain exactly the same but with one exception 
a "blackjack" on the splitted hands is not considered a "blackjack"
and pays in the ratio 1:1. It is possible to have up to
three splits on one hand.
It is possible to split several times.
For example, the combination 5 and 5 is dealt. The player splits.
On the first hand he receives another 5. The player can split once again
and as a result play on three hands.

Surrender 
Immediately after receiving
the first two cards you can decide to surrender
("SURRENDER" button). The hand will be considered
lost but the half of your wager will be refunded.
Surrender is available only when the dealer's first card is not an ace.
Once a player draws a card the surrender option is no longer available,
but the player can still surrender after double (first and second) and split.

Insurance 
Insurance is a game of its own within
blackjack, and gives you the chance to protect yourself against the situation
when the dealer has blackjack.
If the dealer's first card is an ace, he is considered to have a fair chance
of getting blackjack. If you believe that the dealer's second card would be
of value 10, you may buy insurance against dealer's blackjack. It is a side
bet at the price of half your initial bet. If the dealer does have blackjack,
the insurance pays 2 to 1, corresponding to the amount of your initial bet.
Insurance bet loses when dealer doesn't have blackjack.

Even Money 
Even money is not offered since player's blackjack wins over dealer's blackjack.

"Spanish" bonuses 
When the player hand 21 points, he can win one of the following special bonuses:
 If the combination consists of 5 cards the payout is equivalent to 150% of the sum of the bet (3:2);
 If the combination consists of 6 cards the payout is equivalent to 200% of the sum of the bet (2:1);
 If the combination consists of 7 or more cards the payout is equivalent to 300% of the sum of the bet (3:1);
 If the combination consists of 6,7,8 or 7,7,7 cards the payout is equivalent to 150% of the sum of the bet (3:2);
 If the combination consists of suited 6,7,8 or suited 7,7,7 cards the payout is equivalent to 200% of the sum of the bet (2:1);
 If the combination consists of suited 7,7,7 cards and the dealer's face up card is 7 of the same suit the payout is equivalent to 5000% of the sum of the bet (50:1)

The Difference Between Spanish Blackjack and Classic Blackjack 
 There are no 10s in decks;
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 Dealer should draw on soft 17s;
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 Player's blackjack wins over dealer's blackjack;
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 Player's 21 wins over dealer's 21;
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 The doubling is allowed twice per hand;
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 Surrender is available after any number of doubles and after split;
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 Spanish bonuses are available;
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The Control Buttons for the Game 


 "DEAL", to deal the cards at the start of a game 


 "HIT", to receive one card 


 "DOUBLE", to double the bet 


 "SPLIT", to split the cards 


 "STAND", to stop receiving cards 


 "REBET", to repeat the last bet 
