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We resume our article on the abc’s of black jack. In the last article we reviewed the approach of the game, taking another card, standing and how to double down. In part two we’ll talk about splitting, surrendering and insurance.

Split: if a gambler is assigned 2 cards of the same amount (2 8’s for instance) she may split them to make 2 separate hands. If you choose to split your hand you’ll need to make a new bet equivalent to the initial bet.

Surrender: Some betting houses will allow players to surrender the cards they have been assigned along with fifty percent of the initial bet they made prior to the dealer checking their hand. Once again it is essential to inquire with the croupier for clarification on the table game rules or check out the rules section on the online casino you’re wagering on.

Insurance: When the croupiers exposed card is an Ace competitors have the ability to take out insurance. You’ll lay half of the initial wager prior to the croupier looking at his cards; if the croupier has twenty-one you will come away with a win on the insurance wager but still lose the initial bet. Sadly if the croupier does not have twenty-one the gambler loses the insurance. It is a chance but one that is well worth it, if used as part of a smart scheme.

As soon as a competitor has stood or busted by going over 21 the croupier will show his hand and will go on to deal themselves cards until 1 of the following elements has happened: if he has surpassed 17, a croupier will not usually draw another card because of the likelihood of going bust, if he has drawn twenty one or if he has gone bust.