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The main premise of the card game is to be dealt cards adding up to twenty-one. Every chemin de fer player is assigned 2 cards. When a gambler is handed a nine or less and an Ace they have been dealt a soft hand. When the gambler receives no Ace cards it is known as a hard hand. As soon as the cards have been given to every player at the table, which includes the dealer, each player is provided the chance to make one of six choices:

Requesting another card (Hit): When a black jack player says hit me the croupier will give him another card, if the addition of that card causes the value of the hand to exceed 21 the black jack player will have lost and that’s the end of the game, if the card makes the value of the hand to twenty-one the black jack player will be the winner and if the total has not yet reached twenty-one they are still in the game.

Keeping the hand you have been given: If a black jack player is happy with the hand they’ll stay. As soon as this has happened the croupier will show his/her cards and the black jack player who has accumulated 21 or the closet to twenty one will come away with a win.

Doubling Down: A black jack player may ask to double down which doubles the bet they have made. Once you’ve taken this action you can only receive one more card. The details of doubling down are usually out lined by the blackjack table or casino game rules so before playing make certain you are familiar with the casino game rules. If you are betting at an on-line betting house this is normally very easy.

Stay tuned for part two.