Blackjack

The magic number in a game of blackjack is 21. This game against both the croupier and chance is one not to be missed – try it out for yourself and decide whether you’d like to draw another card to get closer to 21 than the croupier.

Basic rules of blackjack
Blackjack, also known as “21” and “17+4”, is guaranteed to have you on the edge of your seat. Try it out for yourself and decide whether you’d like to draw another card to get closer to 21 than the croupier.

The players
A Blackjack table has seven compartments arranged in a semi-circle. The game is played with six packs of 52 cards. Seated players are known as box owners, and the players standing behind them must accept their decisions.

The aim of the game
The aim in Blackjack is to get closer to 21 than the croupier without exceeding this value.
Blackjack
A “Blackjack” itself is a combination of an Ace and a court card or Ace and Ten with the first two cards. A lackjack beats all other card combinations.
The winnings
If your cards do not exceed 21 but have a higher value than the croupier’s, you win the same amount as you bet (1:1). If you win with a Blackjack, you receive one and a half times your stake (3:2).
The game
Once all players have placed their bets, each receives two cards face down and the croupier deals himself one face up.

Now, each box owner in turn can request additional cards until they think they are close enough to 21. Anyone who exceeds 21 and “goes bust” loses their stake and their cards. Once the last box owner has decided to “stand” (or “stick” or “stay”) and has drawn their final card, the croupier draws a second card. If he has 16 or less, he has to draw another. Once he has 17 or more, he cannot draw any more. If the croupier exceeds 21 with his cards, all players still in the game have automatically won. Otherwise, only those players whose cards are closer to 21 than the croupier’s win. If the player and the croupier have the same value, there is a “stand-off”, and the player’s stake is returned.

Insurance against a blackjack
If the croupier’s first card is an Ace, you can take out insurance against him having a Blackjack by placing a sum in the “Insurance” field. If the croupier draws a Blackjack, the insurance bet pays 2:1, otherwise it is lost.
The value of the individual cards
The spot cards from 2 to 10 count at face value, while the court cards – King, Queen, Jack –
each count as 10 and the Ace can be 1 or 11.
Blackjack
The aim is to reach a total of 21 with the first two cards (e.g. an Ace and a King). A Blackjack beats all other card combinations.
Jackpot Sevens
Place CHF 2 (together with your Blackjack stake) in the box in front of you and win up to CHF 10,000 extra with Jackpot Sevens. You start winning if your first card is a Seven! The more Sevens you have in a row, the more you win. Only the highest win is paid out. You can split the first two Sevens (see below) and still win if your third card is a Seven. Please note that all bets must be placed before the croupier deals the first card. In addition, only
one Jackpot Sevens bet at a time can be placed in a Jackpot Sevens box, even if more than one player is playing in a single Blackjack box.

Double
If you get 9, 10 or 11 with your first two cards, you can double your stake, but you then only receive one more card. As a standing player you can only double if the box owner also does so.

Split If your first two cards are of the same value, e.g. two Sixes or a Jack and a Queen, you can split the pair. You then play with two separate hands, and can split up to three ways. For every split hand you must place a further bet of the same value as the first. You will then receive as many cards as you need to continue playing. If, however, you split two Aces, you receive only one card. In this case, a hand of 21 does not count as a Blackjack, because the card combination was not achieved with the first two cards.