Casino website Virgin
Poker website Virgin
Games Affiliates website
Poker are happy to offer you the chance to try your
hand at Blackjack while you are playing poker.
you are in the Virgin Poker lobby you will find the
Blackjack link and from here you can open up a blackjack
sure you read the text below to give yourself the
best possible advantage.
In Blackjack, the player competes against the dealer.
Your goal as the player is to draw cards ("hit")
until your hand adds up to 21, or comes as close as
possible without exceeding 21. If your first two cards
total 21, you have blackjack.
the total value of your cards is closer to 21 than
the dealer’s, you win as much as you have wagered.
If you have blackjack, you win 3 to 2 times your bet
(assuming the dealer does not also have blackjack).
Aces count as either 1 (hard) or 11 (soft), face cards
as 10, and remaining cards according to their number
the total value of your cards exceeds 21, you "bust"
and lose your wager. If you have the same card total
as the dealer, from 17 and up, no one wins and you
get your bet back in a "push." Blackjack
beats a score of 21. Six decks of cards are used,
which are shuffled after each round.
If your first two cards are of the same value, you
may split them into two separate hands, placing a
second wager of equal value. You then proceed to draw
cards as usual. Splitting doubles the bet, because
both new hands must have the same value as the original
bet. A player can split additional pairs resulting
from the original split up to a maximum 3 splits in
one game. However, if you split two aces, you get
only one additional card for each hand. If you split
two aces and one of your hands totals 21, this is
not considered blackjack, but 21. You can split a
maximum of three times, resulting in four hands, in
When you have been dealt two cards, and believe that
a third card may give you a position to beat the dealer’s
hand, you can "double down". Your wager
is doubled, and you are allowed to hit and receive
just one additional card. You can also double down
on a hand resulting from a split.
Insurance gives you the chance to protect yourself
when you believe that the dealer may have blackjack.
If the dealer’s first card is an ace, and if
you believe that the dealer’s hole card is of
value 10, you may buy insurance against dealer Black
Jack at the price of half your initial bet. If the
dealer does have blackjack, the insurance pays 2 to
1, corresponding to the amount of your initial bet.
If you have bought insurance, and the dealer does
not have blackjack, you lose your insurance. Your
initial bet is then settled by comparing your cards
with the dealer's.
The dealer must draw cards until he has at least hard
17 (a hard hand is a hand that does not include an
ace being used as 11), and must stand at 17 or higher.
If the dealer gets 16 or soft 17, he must take another
Winning Hand 1 to 1
BlackJack 3 to 2
Insurance 2 to 1
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by the Maltese Lottery and Gaming Authority (LGA).
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