THE GOAL OF THE GAME:
The goal of Blackjack is to accumulate more points than the dealer, without going over 21, which is called a Bust.
Double Down - upon receiving 2 cards, the player doubles the initial bet and receives 1 additional card.
Even Money - this bet pays 1:1, in case the player received a Blackjack, but the dealer’s face-up card is an Ace.
Insurance - This is a side bet that pays 2:1, if the dealer has a Blackjack.
Soft Hand - This is a hand that contains an Ace, which may be counted as either 1 or 11.
Split Hand - In case the player receives two cards of equal value, he may split them into two hands, which doubles the bet. They may then play each hand separately.
Surrender - The player gives up the hand and receives half of his or her bet back. There may be an early Surrender, before the dealer checks his cards for a Blackjack, or a Late Surrender, which is after the dealer checks his cards. If the dealer does have a Blackjack, Late Surrender is not allowed.
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