The goal of the game is to achieve no more than 21. If a player makes 21 with the first two cards (ace & ten value card) this is a Blackjack and pays 3 to 2, unless the dealer has Blackjack, it is then a stand-off. Players may not draw to a hard 21 or Blackjack. If there is only one player, a minimum of two boxes must be played. Maximum three players per box. Table maximums are per box, not per player.
If the first two cards of the player have equal value, the player may split them. A stake must be placed corresponding to the original stake on the second card. The two hands are now completed in turn. Each player may continue to split cards of equal value, doubling is possible after a split, except aces, three times (four hands). On splitting aces, only one card will be received on each. After splitting aces, 21 made of two cards is not considered as a Black Jack.
Players may double their stake on any first two cards they receive (except Blackjack) and will receive only one card on the hand. Doubling is possible after a split.
If the first card of the dealer is an ace, the player may buy insurance against a possible dealer’s Blackjack by placing up to half the original stake on the Insurance Line. If the dealer makes a Blackjack, the insurance is paid 2 to 1, if the dealer does not make a Blackjack, the insurance loses.
It is forbidden to advice fellow players about the game strategy.
Minimums and maximums are displayed at each table.