Ace: 1 or 11, depending on the player's choice of value
Picture Cards: King, Queen, Jack are all worth 10 points
All other cards are worth their face value
The player must at least bet on two different boxes and max on five.
When the bets are placed, the bank distributes a card facing up for every box playing, including himself, which he serves at the very end. Than a second card facing up is placed on top of each playing hand, excluding that of the dealer.
Once the card distribution is over, the player decides whether to take a card or not in order to improve his total.
Once all boxes have been served, the dealer is to finish the bank's hand and must take a card on 16 and stand on 17.
The following rules must be followed in order to determine the winnings:
1. Any hand over the total of 21 is considered as a losing hand. This also applies for the bank.
2. In case of a stand off (i.e. when the total amount of both client's hand and of the dealer's hand are equal) neither player nor bank wins.
3. If the total amount per box exceeds the total amount of the dealer, the box is paid even money.
4. A total of 21 with the first 2 cards (an ace and a picture card or an ace and a 10) is a Black Jack. In this case the player will be paid 3 to 2. If the bank manages to get a Black Jack, a stand off occurs. The Black Jack always wins over a 21 obtained by taking more then 2 cards.
Players who get a total of 8, 9, 10 or 11 can double their initial bet, however in this case only one card is given.
A player having two cards of the same value on the same box can split them in order to have two independent bets. However on his second bet, the player has to place the same bet value as that of the initial bet. Then a card is dealt on each split, and the game can then proceed. A split is only accepted once and a Double-down is not allowed.
N.B. If the first 2 cards of a split sum up to 21, this would not be a Black Jack but a 21
If the dealer's first card is an Ace, the player can bet up to half of the initial bet, insuring himself incase the dealer gets a Black Jack. If the bank has a Black Jack, the inurance pays 2 to 1, in all other cases the insurance bet is lost. Insurance and bets are considered independantly