blackjack-glossary

Ante bet: The chip placed on the table as an initial bet before a new round starts.

Blackjack: A two card combination of an Ace and a Ten, Jack, Queen or King. A blackjack is an automatic win.

Bust: A forfeit situation in which either the player or dealer has a hand total over 21.

Bust Card: The last card received that summed the hand’s total over 21.

Chips: The betting tokens that are used for making wagers.

Dealer: The virtual representative of the casino who deals the cards.

Double Down: Doubling the original wager for one additional card.

Even money: A payout of 1:1, the general payout for a non-natural win.

Face Cards: Any ten-valued card (Jack, Queen or King)

Face Value: The original value of the card

Hit: To request the dealer for an additional card.

Insurance: If a dealer shows an Ace up, the player can place an Insurance bet if he feels that the dealer may have a blackjack and will generally get paid 2:1 if the dealer has a blackjack.

Natural: Another term for blackjack (An Ace and Ten).

Pair: The initial two cards with the same value.

Push: A situation where the dealer and the player have the same card total and all bets are reimbursed.

Shoe: The device through which the cards are shuffled and dealt.

Soft: A hand value in which the Ace is counted as an 11 and not 1.

Split: Create 2 separate hands from the initial two identical cards.

Stand: Receive no more cards from the dealer by ending your turn.

Surrender: A rule that allows you to forfeit your hand and receive only half of the ante bet.

Up Card: The dealer’s card that the player can see because it is faced up.

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