A hand consisting of an Ace and a 10-value card (10, Jack, Queen or King) totalling 21. Pays 3-2.
BROKE or BUST:
Going over ’21’ with additional cards drawn to the original hand.
A hand with no Aces or where the Ace is counted as ‘1.’ For example, a nine-eight combination counts as a hard ’17’.
HIT or DRAW:
Adding a card to your hand in an effort to come closer to 21, without going over.
When the dealer shows an Ace as the upcard, you can bet up to one-half the amount of your original wager that the dealer has a Blackjack. Insurance pays 2-1 if the dealer does, in fact, have blackjack. If he doesn’t, the house collects the insurance bet. NATURAL: A Blackjack dealt with the original two cards. An ace and a face card.
Player and dealer tie. The money bet is retained by the player.
A hand with an Ace that counts as an ’11’. For example, an Ace-8 combination counts as a soft ’19.
STAND: The player doesn’t want any more cards and so ‘stands’ with the cards he has.
STIFF: A hand that could go bust by adding one more card. For example any hard 12-16 combination is a stiff.
SURRENDER: In some casinos, the player is allowed to forfeit half of their original bet if the player does not want to play against the dealer’s hand. For example, the player has a bet out of $10 and is dealt a 7 and a 9 card for a total of 16 and the dealer’s card is showing a 10. If the player now says “surrender” the dealer will remove the players cards and $5 of the player’s original bet, leaving the player with $5. We do not recommend using surrender. Check with the dealer on the casino house rules.
UPCARD: The face up card in the dealer’s original hand.