is one of the most popular table games.
It is derived
from the French game
vingt-et-un or twenty and one.
Classic Blackjack is played with one standard deck of 52 playing cards that is shuffled before each game.
widespread popularity is likely related to the simplicity
of the game.
opponent in this game is the dealer, your objective is
to beat the dealer.
You can do this by accumulating cards that
have a higher value than his cards without going over 21,
or you can sit on a lower score and hope the dealer goes
over or busts.
The Increase button and Decrease button are used to adjust the size of your bet.
The bet size can only be changed between games.
Deal button starts a new game of Blackjack.
Hit button causes the dealer to give you another card.
Stay button ends your hand and moves the game onto the next phase.
Split button is only available if the first two cards dealt in your hand have the same value.
Double button doubles your wager on your current hand.
This is essentially a wager on your next card being sufficient to beat the dealer hand.
After pressing the Double button you will receive only 1 more card to complete your hand.
Insurance button is only available when the Dealers card is an Ace.
Insurance is a bet against the Dealer getting Blackjack.
The Insurance bet cost half as much as your original bet and will pay out 2 to 1 if the dealer gets Blackjack.