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We resume our article on the abc’s of black jack. In the previous article we reviewed the concept of blackjack, taking another card, holding with the current hand and how to double down. In part 2 we will discuss splitting, surrendering and insurance.

Split: if a player is given two cards of the same amount (two 8’s as an example) she may break them up to make 2 separate hands. If you choose to separate your hand you’ll have to make a new bet equal to the initial bet.

Surrender: Some betting houses will allow players to surrender the cards they have been assigned along with half of the original bet they made before the croupier looking at their hand. Keep in mind it is vital to inquire with the dealer for clarification on the table rules or look at the rules area on the net casino you are competing on.

Insurance: When the croupiers exposed card is an Ace gamblers have the ability to purchase insurance. You’ll place half of the initial bet prior to the dealer looking at his cards; if the croupier has blackjack you will win the insurance bet but still lose the original bet. Sadly if the croupier does not have twenty-one the player loses the insurance. It’s a risk but one that is absolutely worth it, if used as part of a clever scheme.

Once a player has stood or busted by exceeding 21 the dealer will reveal his or her cards and will go on to deal himself cards until one of the following elements has appeared: if they have surpassed seventeen, a dealer won’t typically draw another card due to the possibility of busting, if he has drawn 21 or if they have gone bust.