blackjack - SKYCITY Queenstown

blackjack - SKYCITY Queenstown
Table Limits
Blackjack tables have varying minimum and maximum bets.
Before you sit down, please check the sign displaying the
betting range at the table.
Good Luck … and Remember
As with all Table Games, if you are not sure about a bet or
the rules of the game, just ask one of our friendly Table Games
staff for assistance. They will be happy to explain anything
about the game that you may not understand, or provide
you with further information in relation to the rules.
Getting started
To join in the action, simply place any cash on the table
and the Dealer will exchange it for gaming chips – then you’re
ready to go!
After playing, go to the cashier to change any winnings back
to cash or take them to another table to continue the fun.
What is the aim of the game?
When playing, you are playing against the Dealer,
not against other players.
The object of Blackjack is to achieve a total that is greater
than that of the Dealer, but not more than 21.
How it works
Additional bets
Bets and Odds
Blackjack is played with up to eight decks of playing cards.
Before the Dealer deals the cards you place your bet in
the betting area (box) provided. The Dealer will deal two
cards to each player and one to themselves. Then they
will go to each hand in turn and offer you the opportunity
to ‘draw’ additional cards. (As the player, you may ‘stand’
on 12 or more).
There are a few occasions when you may bet extra money in
the middle of a round of play:
In Blackjack, winning bets are paid even money.
When the Dealer points to your cards you may draw extra
cards by making a tapping motion on the table behind your
bet. If you don’t want any more cards simply make a horizontal
waving motion behind your bet.
If you get the same total as the Dealer this is called a “Push”
or “stand-off” and you keep the amount you bet. If you get
more than 21 (bust) or get less than the Dealer, then the
Dealer wins.
If you have a higher total than the Dealer, or if the Dealer’s
total exceeds 21 (busts) then you win.
In Blackjack, all the picture cards (Jacks, Queens and Kings)
are worth 10 and the Aces are worth 1 or 11, whichever is to
your advantage. All other cards are worth their face value.
Suits do not apply in Blackjack.
The best hand that you can have is called “Blackjack”. This is
an Ace and any picture card or ten card on the first two cards
dealt to you.
If you get a “Blackjack” you will be paid at odds of 3 to 2
(1.5 times your bet), e.g. on bet of $10, pays $15
If your first two cards do not contain any aces you may
place an additional bet up to the value of your original bet
before you draw a third card. You will be dealt only one
additional card when you double.
PERFECT PAIR (same value, same suit)
25 TO 1
COLOURED PAIR (same value, same colour, different suit)
12 TO 1
MIXED PAIR (same value, different colour)
6 TO 1
If your first two cards are of equal value, you may split these
to form up to three separate hands. Aces may be split to form
only two hands. You will receive an additional card for each
hand and a wager equal to your original bet must be placed
each time you split. Remember to never touch the cards.
The Blackjack Table Layout
If the Dealer obtains Blackjack only your original bet will
be lost and the doubling/splitting portion is considered
a stand-off.
If the first card dealt to the Dealer is an ace, the Dealer will
announce ‘Insurance’. You may then place an insurance bet of
no more than half your original bet, to insure your hand should
the Dealer make Blackjack. An insurance bet is paid at odds
of 2 to 1 and will only win if the Dealer makes Blackjack. If the
Dealer does not make Blackjack the insurance bet is lost.
Perfect Pairs
A side bet on your hand that will win if the first two cards dealt
are a mixed pair, a colour pair or best of all, an exact match, or
‘perfect pair’.
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