Blackjack Surrender is a realization of the game well-known in most casinos of the world – Blackjack. In Blackjack Surrender, a player competes against the Dealer. The goal of the game for a player is to beat the Dealer’s hand by either getting a better hand without exceeding 21 or by the Dealer’s hand going bust (going over 21). The game is played with 4 card packs.
Both the player and the Dealer are dealt two cards, and from there, the player may request as many cards as he wants, as long as he doesn’t exceed the value of 21. After the player finishes with his hand, the same process occurs to the Dealer’s hand, after which the two hands are compared, bets paid or collected. The only difference from the classical Blackjack game is ‘Surrender’ option that allows player to surrender after first two cards are dealt to him.
A Blackjack is a total of 21, when a hand contains an Ace and any ten-valued card (Jack, King, Queen or Ten), but only in case these two cards are the first two cards dealt to a player or Dealer.
Blackjack hands are scored by their point total. In Blackjack, cards are valued in the following way:
• An Ace can be counted as either 1 or 11 (it is explained below).
• The cards from 2 through 9 have their face values.
• 10, Jack, Queen, and King are all valued at 10
The value of a hand is simply the sum of point counts of each card in the hand. For example, a hand containing (5, 7, 9) has the value of 21.