Terminology of Blackjack

September 4, 2017

Basic Strategy: A playing system that provides the long-run, optimal way to play, based on the players cards and the dealers exposed cards.

Hole Card: Any face down card. The definition most often refers to the dealer's single face down card however.

Hard Hand: A hand in which any Ace is counted as a 1 and not as an 11, or a hand without an Ace. Example: If your hand consists of an Ace, 7, and a 9, you have a hard 17.

Soft Hand: A hand in which any Ace is counted as an 11 and not as a 1. Example: If your hand consists of an Ace and a 6, you have a soft 17.

Stand: To decline another card.

Hit: To request another card.

Bust: When a hand's value exceeds 21....a losing hand.

Push: A tie between the player and the dealer.

American Hole Card Game
Variation of the game where the Dealer checks for a Blackjack when he is dealt a 10 or an Ace. If the Dealer has a Blackjack, the game is over
Blackjack
Blackjack ia a hand wich contains an Ace and a card with a value of 10.
Denomination
The face value on the cards, Ace, King, Queen, Jack and from 2 to 10.
Double Down
Player doubles his bet and receives one additional card to the hand.
Double Down Rescue
Player can surrender half of his bet after Doubling Down.
Insurance
This is a side bet against the possibility of the Dealer getting Blackjack.
Early Surrender
A player may surrender before the dealer checks for a blackjack
Standard Deck
Consist of 52 playing cards, from 2 to Aces
Late Surrender
A player may surrender after the dealer checks for a blackjack (Dealer does not have blackjack)
Split
Depending on certain rules a player can Split two cards with the same Denomination or Value. (in some games only with the same Denomination) Player's hand is divided into two separate hands and a bet equal to your original bet is placed on the second hand. Then a new card is dealt to each hand and these hands are played as normal.
Surrender
Give up half your original bet amount for the privilege of not playing out a hand.
Value
The Numerical value of a card. Jack, Queen and King have the value of 10. The Ace card has a value of either 1 or 11.
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