OTHER OPTIONS

Aside from the basic strategies described above, players have others available, including “insurance”, “tie” and “surrender”. The first two options are found in all blackjack games, while the last one is very rare in casinos.

Insurance

For this, the player must pay half of his initial bet, which protects him against the “natural” of the croupier. The dealer looks at his card face down after the players have chosen to take insurance or not. If the dealer has a “natural” players lose their original bet amount, and their insurance bet wins them 2: 1 (read two to one). Otherwise, players lose their insurance bet and continue to play their hand.

Equality or Setting 1: 1

If a player has a “natural” (ie blackjack), and if the dealer’s face up card is an ace, the player can bet 1: 1. This protects the player from a tie if the dealer also had blackjack. This bet, like insurance, costs half of the original bet, and if the dealer has blackjack, then the player gets his original bet and money back to 2: 1.

Abandonment

Few of the casinos where abandonment is allowed, which does not mean that this option does not exist. It allows you to give up only half of the initial bet if the player considers that he has a losing hand. He must also give up before folding or staying, otherwise his initial bet will be forfeited.

The general rule is that the player may not give up or continue play until Early or Late. If he gives up early, he then recovers half of his original bet without the dealer looking at his hand. Of course, you will understand why this option, very advantageous for the player, is not often available in casinos. More often, in blackjack, there are late surrenders. This allows the player to give up the game only when the dealer has looked at his own card (the one face down) to see if he has blackjack.

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