The dealer will register this gesture and deal the player another, face-up card, which will be added to the total of his first two cards. If the total number of points achieved is over 21, the player has violated. The dealer will collect the player’s cards and bet. If the total is less than 21 as a result of the re-card, the player has the same options as at the start of the game. He can hold or ask for another card. This continues until the player either holds their total or reaches a total of 21. Learn more about “hit” and “stand” in blackjack

The player also has the option to DOUBLE his hand. The rules for doubling up vary from casino to casino. Some casinos allow the player to double up any two cards, while others only allow it if the player has a total of 9, 10 or 11 points. To double up, the player places a stack of chips equal to the value of his original bet next to his original bet on the table. This shows the dealer that you want to double up and he will then deal you another face up card. It is the only card you will receive after doubling down to improve your situation.

In this case the player gets his stake back, but wins nothing. Whoever defeats the croupier receives a profit of the same amount (1: 1) in addition to the stake. With a stake of ten euros, 20 euros are paid out.

However, there is also a special case in Blackjack, from which the game owes its name and which gives the player a higher profit.

If a player reaches 21 points with his first two cards, it is a blackjack. Unlike in the stricter origins, it no longer has to be a combination of an ace of spades and a jack. Instead, any point value of 21 with the first two cards is sufficient.

If a player has a blackjack, a 3: 2 win is paid out. An exception only applies if the croupier has a blackjack in addition to the player. Then the game ends in a draw. If only the croupier has a blackjack, all players have lost – even players who get 21 points with three or more cards.

Players not only have the option of remaining at their current point value or requesting a new card, but also other options. So it is possible to double the stake after receiving the first two cards.

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