Multi-hand Blackjack is an exciting way to play Blackjack, where you get to play |
up to 5 hands at once.
All the cards are shuffled after each game and you play with all 5 decks at once, as this offers you the best possible chance of winning.
The object of Multi-hand Blackjack is to obtain the highest possible value with out exceeding 21 on each hand.
All face cards (Kings, Queens and Jacks) have a value of ten (10) and the Aces can have a value of one (1) or eleven (11). An ace will have a value of 11 as long as the total of your hand does not exceed 21.
If your hand exceeds 21 the ace will have a value of 1 and not 11.
If your initial two cards on each hand do not total 21 then you may request additional cards, this is called a Hit.
If your hand does not go bust, (i.e. exceed 21) and still does not equal 21, you may continue to request additional cards until your hand goes bust, reaches 21 or you decide to Stand.
You would then move onto the next hand. If you are dealt a Blackjack, (an ace and a card of value ten) the dealer will automatically lose against that hand, unless his single card is an ace or a card of value ten.
You may draw up to five additional cards on each hand (i.e. a total of 7 cards), as long as the value of your hand does not exceed 21.
If you go over 21 this is called a bust and you automatically lose that hand. If you have not yet exceeded 21 after receiving seven cards you will automatically stay and will go onto your next hand or the dealer will play his hand.
The dealer must stand on all 17 and draw on 16. Face cards (the Jack, Queen and King) all have a value of ten in Blackjack.
An Ace card may have a value of either 1 or 11.
Any combination of cards that contains an Ace and whose value does not exceed 21 is referred to as a soft hand. An Ace will adopt the value most beneficial for your hand. For example, an Ace and eight will add up to 19, but if you choose to take another card that would cause the hand's value to exceed 21 the Ace will revert to a value of 1.
If you are dealt an Ace and a card with the value of ten (a natural ten or face card) as your first two cards this is called Blackjack. You will automatically stay when you receive a Blackjack and move onto your next hand. If you beat the dealer with a Blackjack you are paid out at 3 to 2.