Multi-hand blackjack

Introduction

This multi-hand blackjack is played with 8 regular packs of 52 cards, which are placed in the shoe box. The goal of the game is to have a hand with a higher value than that of the dealer’s. Alternatively, a player can win if the dealer’s hand exceeds 21.
There is also a position when the player and dealer’s hand have the same value, i.e. when they tie.

How to Play

A player has a choice of either betting as a player sitting at the table, or as the one not seated at the table, by using the feature, called bet behind.
The size of the chips is selected using chip selection button.
Betting circle is used to set the bet amount.
To increase/decrease the bet amount, the player needs to press the bet he wishes to change.
Confirm bets buttons is used it confirm every bet.
The dealer deals one from the left face-up to each player. When every player has one card, he continues dealing the second one. When all of the players have two cards, the play starts from the left again.
Now, a player can choose what to do, depending on the cards he got:
hit- for another card,
stand- not to receive more cards,
split- to divide the hand into two, provided the cards have the same value (this option is allowed only once in a game),
double down( place a side bet that is the same as the regular one)
take insurance (if the dealer’s card that a player can see is an ace, the side bet can be placed to insure against the blackjack by pressing yes )
If there are two cards with the same denomination, i.e. value, then a player can opt for a split. In case the first 2 cards are a hard hand, it is possible to double down, provided that the value of it is nine, ten or eleven. This option is not possible if the player has already split the cards.
A side bet, placed as insurance if a dealer gets a blackjack, is possible.
When he gets a hand worth 17, the dealer stands, i.e. does not draw cards anymore.
Blackjack results in 3:2 odds, standard winning into 1:1, and insurance winning into 2:1.
The player chooses where he wants to seat at the table where other players are seated. The player does not play against other players, but only against the dealer. He can see the betting from other people. Each table allows 7 players at most to be seated.
An autobet button is used to set a several games in a sequence to be played one after the other, without interacting with the software.
Bet behind and seated players have the same odds.

Features

Strategy table

This feature is used to define the strategy that a player wishes to play in the game. This feature is activated when the player has confirmed his bets but hasn’t made a strategy plan yet.

Game Rules

The dealer deals one card first, that’s face up.
Blackjack automatically stands as it is the strongest hand. It cannot be beaten, only matched.
If there’s a tie, the bet amount goes back to the player.
King, queen and jack are valued at 10.
Ace is valued at 1 or 11.
The maximum cards that a hand can have is 9, first two + additional seven.
If there are 9 cards, and the value of the hand is still less than 21, the hand will stand.
If the value of the hand is 17, the dealer will not draw further cards.
If the value of the hand is 21, consisting of an ace and another card that’s worth 10, this is considered a blackjack.
Double down means standing after another card has been dealt. It cannot be used after a split. The bet here is the same as the regular one.
Insurance is valued as half of the bet that a player has staked originally. If the dealer doesn’t get a blackjack, the insurance fees are taken. If he has, then it pays at 2:1.
If there are two cards with the same denomination, i.e. value, then a player can opt for a split. If the split card is ten and the player receives an ace, this is not a blackjack.
In case the first 2 cards are a hard hand, it is possible to double down, provided that the value of it is nine, ten or eleven. This option is not possible if the player has used the split the cards option.

Multi-hand blackjack