Premier Blackjack Hi Lo Gold

Introduction

Played with two usual decks, each with 52 cards that are shuffled prior to any game, this European blackjack offers everything that a player needs from the premium blackjack. The main goal of this hi lo 13 series is to have a hand with higher value than that of the dealer’s. Alternatively, a player can win if the dealer’s hand’s value is higher than 21. Some

Features

that will help the player reach this goal include: split, double down, insurance etc.

How to Play

A player chooses the size of the chips using chip selection button.
A player sets the bet amount by clicking on the betting circle.
Betting circle lo sets the amount that is bet as the side bet on the hand that is lower than 13, where an ace is always counted as one, i.e. Lo.

Betting circle 13 sets the amount that is bet as the side bet on the hand that is valued at 13, where an ace is always counted as one, i.e. 13.

Betting circle hi sets the amount that is bet as the side bet on the hand that is higher than 13, where an ace is always counted as one, i.e. Hi.

To raise the bet amount, the player needs to press the bet he wishes to raise.
To remove/ reduce the bet the player needs to hold a shift key and click on the selected bet.
x2 bet is used to double the current bet amount.
Rebet is used to set the same bet amount as previous game.
x2 rebet is used to set the double bet amount than previous game.
Clear bets is used to delete the bets from the table.
Deal gives a player two cards, and the dealer one, face-up. Enter buttons is a shortcut
Now, a player chooses his next move:

hit- for another card (H key is a shortcut)
stand- not to receive more cards (S key is a shortcut),split- to divide the hand into two, provided the cards have the same value (this option is allowed only once in a game; P is a shortcut), double down( place a side bet that is the same as the regular one; D is a shortcut), take insurance (if the dealer’s card that a player can see is an ace, the side bet can be placed to insure against the blackjack by pressing yes; Y is a shortcut) and not take insurance (if the dealer’s card that a player can see is an ace, the side bet can be placed to insure against the blackjack, but a player can discard this by clicking no; N is a shortcut).

If the player and dealer’s hands are the same, i.e. push, the bet amount is returned.
If there are two cards with the same denomination, i.e. value, then a player can opt for a split. In case the first 2 cards are a hard hand, it is possible to double down, provided that the value of it is nine, ten or eleven. This option is not possible if the player has already split the cards.

A side bet, placed as insurance if a dealer gets a blackjack, is possible.
Surrender, to give up the hand, is possible.

When he gets a hand worth 17, the dealer stands, i.e. does not draw cards anymore.
Blackjack results in 3:2 odds, standard winning into 1:1, and insurance winning into 2:1.
Hi and lo result in 1:1 odds, whereas 13 results in 10:1 odds.

The expert has two extra Features, strategy table( used in while playing the autoplay this feature allows the player to illustrate the strategy for the game) and autoplay ( used to play several games one after the other, for a preset number of times, without interacting with the software.

Game statistics display only the data for the current game. The data gets reset after the player exits the game.

Features

Strategy table
This feature is used while a player is in the autoplay mode in order to define the strategy that he wishes to play in the game.

A player defines the strategy, and then the options of getting the win are presented, using the 1st column for the player’ s hand, and the table’s top for the options regarding the dealer’s 1st card.

In order to use this feature a player needs to be in the expert mode and press the strategy button. Then he chooses the field to change as well as the option found in the menu.

Game Rules

The strongest hand will automatically stand, when either a player or dealer gets it. It’s blackjack. It cannot be beaten though it is possible to match it, in which case it’s a tie and a bet amount is returned to the player.
King, queen and jack are valued at 10.

Ace is valued at 1 or 11 while in the regular mode.
For the lo,hi and 13 hands ace is valued at one.
The maximum cards that a hand can have is 11.
If there are 11 cards, and the value of the hand is still less than 21, the hand will stand.
If the value of the hand is 17, the dealer will not draw further cards.
If the value of the hand is 21, consisting of an ace and another card that’s worth 10, this is not considered a blackjack.
Double down means standing after another card has been dealt. It cannot be used after a split.
Insurance is valued as half of the bet that a player has staked originally. If the dealer doesn’t get a blackjack, the insurance fees are taken. If he has, then it pays at 2:1.

With a side bet a player can earn an extra bonus amount. Side bets are optional. Dual bets can be placed.

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