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Blackjack is easy to learn and exciting to play, whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned veteran. Spirit Mountain Casino offers 18 blackjack tables, spread throughout our smoking and non-smoking areas. As well as six-deck 21, we also have double-deck blackjack and up to $1,000 limits on some games, for all you high-rollers.
Blackjack, or 21, is a popular and fun casino game in which everyone plays against the dealer. The dealer gives each player two cards, both face-up. The dealer also gets two cards, one face-down and the other face-up. The object is to draw cards that total 21, or as close to 21 as possible, without going over (busting). Jacks, queens, kings, and tens count as 10. An ace may be played as a 1 or an 11. All other cards are played at face value. All of our 18 tables deal from a box called a “shoe”. The majority of our tables use six decks.
Using non-verbal communication with the dealer helps to improve the flow of the game. With hand signals you can indicate when you wish to “hit” or “stand.” Please ask your dealer for the appropriate signals.
Blackjack gives players all the options. One of them is to split your cards. You may take this option when you have two original cards that have the same value (4’s or 8’s, for example). You can split the two cards and play each hand individually. However, you must bet the same amount as your original wager on the split hand. You may split up to four times. You may then take as many hits as you want. If you split a pair of aces, you will receive only one card on each of the hands. Players also have the option of increasing their wager by “doubling down”. When you double down you are allowed to double your bet after receiving your fist two cards. You then receive only one additional card. The dealer makes no decision in playing his or her hand.
Keep in mind that the dealer is required to “hit” on all soft 17’s and below, and “stand” on all hard 17’s and above. All of our friendly dealers will be happy to answer any questions you have regarding blackjack rules and game play.