July 25, 2011
Please note that Electronic Blackjack is no longer available.
Last week was an exciting one for us at the Casino of the Rockies; we added Electronic Blackjack to our gaming floor!
Electronic table games can offer a more dynamic gaming experience, while retaining the camaderie of traditional table games. In the case of Electronic Blackjack, you even get virtual dealers!
In Electronic Blackjack, the basic blackjack rules still apply and the game is played from the players right to left, similar to in the traditional game.
Each player is dealt two cards face up, while the virtual dealer receives one card face down and another card face up. Face cards count 10 each and aces count as 1 or 11, at the option of the player. All other cards take their number value.
If the virtual dealer’s face up card is a 10, the dealer will check his face down card. If it is an ace, the virtual dealer will turn it over and the deal is ended. Any players with total card values of 21 push, and all other players lose their bet.
If the virtual dealer’s face down card is an ace, insurance is offered to the players by the dealer. If a player takes the insurance and the virtual dealer has a blackjack, that player loses his or her initial bet, but still wins the insurance bet (which pays 2:1). If a player takes the insurance and the virtual dealer does not have a blackjack, the player loses the insurance bet and the normal game continues.
Players have the option of requested additional cards after the first two by pushing the “Hit” button to draw additional cards one at a time. When the player does not want any more cards, they hit the “Stand” button. If the total card value goes above 21, the player loses.
After all players and the virtual dealer complete their play, the total card value is compared between the player and virtual dealer. If neither party busts (goes above 21), then the holder of the closest value to 21 wins. If only the virtual dealer bust, the player wins regardless of their card value. If the player’s non-bust value is equal to that of the virtual dealer, they will push and their bet will be returned.
A blackjack always wins and occurs when the first two cards total 21.
Players are allowed to surrender, meaning that they forfeit half of their original bet after judging that they have no chance to win against the virtual dealer.
A double down occurs when a player doubles their bet under the condition that they will only receive one additional card.
Electronic Blackjack can be a great option for anyone who finds table games intimidating, but would still like to give them a try. If you have a problem, just hit the “Service” button and help will arrive.
Give our Electronic Blackjack a try and let us know about your experience!
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