Play with up to three hands in this blackjack variant that’s perfect for beginners and seasoned players alike!
BLACKJACK MULTI HAND
User Guide / Rules
You play our Blackjack game against a dealer. The dealer has eight decks of cards, all mixed together. The purpose of Blackjack is to have a hand as close as possible to 21 by adding the values of all the cards received on that hand, without exceeding the amount of 21.
2. GENERAL SPECIFICATIONS
|Blackjack type||Blackjack Multi Hand|
|Shuffle||after each round|
|Splitting options||one split allowed (maximum two split-hands per hand)|
|Dealer Checks for Blackjack||When the Dealer’s face up card value is a ten-value card or an Ace, the dealer does not check for Blackjack|
|Available chip stacks||0.1, 0.5, 1, 5, 10|
In the event of technical difficulties resulting in a dropped connection to the game server, the game you were playing is saved automatically and will load the next time you establish a connection to the game server.
2.1. Disconnection during the game
- Disconnection while cards are being dealt – once the player logs back to the game, the cards will have been dealt. If the game was not completed, the player needs to complete it. If the game was completed and a win is involved, the prize will have been added to the balance.
- Disconnection after cards were dealt – the game resumes from the point of disconnection using the previous settings.
Note: The game information is saved in the game logs; to access the game logs click the History button or press the H key.
Note: In case of malfunction all pays and play are voided; any bet that was not yet accepted will be voided, any bet that was unsettled will be refunded.
3. MINIMUM PC REQUIREMENTS
The minimum hardware requirements are:
- Pentium with 1-gigahertz (GHz) processor or faster
- At least 256 megabytes of RAM (512 MB is recommended)
- At least 300 megabytes of available space on the hard disk
- Keyboard and Mouse or some other compatible pointing device
- Video adapter and monitor with Super VGA (800 x 600) or higher resolution
3.2. Instant Play
In order to launch Instant Play, you need to have installed Adobe® Flash® Player 9 or newer.
|Microsoft® Windows®||Mac OS X||Linux® and Solaris™|
|Processor||Intel® Pentium® II 450MHz, AMD Athlon® 600MHz or faster processor (or equivalent)||Intel Core™ Duo 1.33GHz or faster processor
PowerPC G3 500MHz or faster processor
|800MHz or faster processor|
|Memory||128MB of RAM||128MB of RAM||512MB of RAM|
|Graphics memory||128MB of graphics memory|
Instant Play is supported on any desktop operating systems and browsers that support Flash Player 9+.
Windows Server® 2008,
Windows Server 2003,
|Internet Explorer 6.0 and above,
Mozilla Firefox 2.0 and above,
Google Chrome 2.0 and above,
Safari 3.0 and above,
Opera 9.5 and above,
AOL 9.0 and above
|Mac OS||Mac OS X 10.6,
Mac OS X 10.5,
Mac OS X 10.4 (Intel),
Mac OS X 10.4 (PowerPC)
|Safari 3.0 and above,
Mozilla Firefox 3.0 and above,
Google Chrome 2.0 and above,
Opera 9.5 and above,
AOL Desktop for Mac 1.0 and above
|Linux||Red Hat® Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 5 or later,
openSUSE® 11 or later,
Ubuntu 7.10 or later
|Mozilla Firefox 3.0 and above,
Google Chrome 2.0 and above,
SeaMonkey 1.11 and above
|Solaris||Solaris™ 10||Mozilla Firefox 3.0 and above|
The bet areas on the Blackjack Multi Hand table are represented by rectangles situated in the lower part of the table, marked with the ‘Hand 1’, ‘Hand 2’ and ‘Hand 3’ text. The cards you receive are displayed on the lower side of the table and the dealer’s cards are displayed on the upper side of the table.
- Left: the game controls and the chip stacks
- Bottom: the Ante bet areas, the game buttons (after loading the game, only the NEW GAME button is displayed), the info bar with the current balance, current bet and winnings
5. GAME RULES AND SETTINGS
5.1. Game settings
The default chip denomination selected is 0.1.
5.2. How to play
In Blackjack Multi Hand you can play up to three different hands against the dealer’s hand. The dealer must draw on 16 and stand on 17 or higher. If you have busted all possible hands, the dealer is not required to draw additional cards. The following information applies for all of the three possible hands per game.
- Bust – when a hand goes over hard 21, it is called a “Bust”.
- Blackjack – when the sum of the first two cards of a hand is exactly 21; Blackjack beats regular 21.
- Push – the player and the dealer have the same card total; the bet is returned to the player.
- Hard hand: Any hand without an ace. Also any hand with an ace where the ace must be counted as a 1 to avoid busting.
- Soft hand: when an Ace can be counted as 11 without the hand going over 21.
To play Blackjack Multi Hand, follow the next steps:
Step 1: To start the game you must first place a bet. To place an Ante bet, click on a chip stack to select a desired value, and then click on one of the Ante bet areas to place the chip on the table. Each click places one chip. You can place as many chips as you want on a bet, but keep in mind that the bet value on a hand cannot exceed the maximum table limits and has to be covered by your credit balance.
After you click the DEAL button you will not be able to select a different chip stack until after the game concludes.
Step 2: After you place your bet, you have the following options:
- DEAL – Click the DEAL button after you place your bet to start the game.
- CANCEL – Click the CANCEL button before you start the game if you wish to cancel your current bet and place a different bet.
Step 3: After the game starts and you receive your first two cards, the following options can be available, depending on the presented situations:
- HIT – Use the HIT button if you want to receive one more card.
- STAND – Click the STAND button if you are satisfied with your current hand and want to end the game. When you click this button, the dealer reveals his hidden card and draws other cards if necessary.
- DOUBLE – After you receive the first two cards, click the DOUBLE button to double your ante bet. You receive a third card, face up and the dealer reveals his hidden card and draws other cards if necessary. Please note that if you use this button, you will not be able to receive any more cards for the current hand. The ‘double’ option is only available for the first two cards. After a split, the ‘double’ option is also available only for the first two cards of each hand.
- SPLIT – If a main hand has the first two cards of equal value, you can use the SPLIT button to split it into two different hands. Each of the two hands contains one of main hand’s cards and a new card received after the split. Note that the second card for each hand is received when that hand becomes the current hand.
You play each hand independently, the current hand being highlighted with an arrow above it.
This option places the initial bet on one hand and a new bet equal to the initial bet and deducted from your credit balance, on the other hand. You now have a bet, equal in value, on each of the two hands.
You may ask for as many cards as you want for each hand, when that hand is the current one, as long as their value does not exceed 21.
Please note that after the split, an Ace and a ten-value card only count as 21 and are not considered a Blackjack. You can only split one time per betting zone.
- INSURANCE –You can choose to place an ‘insurance’ bet when the dealer’s face-up card is an Ace, for any of the three main hands. This means that you make sure you do not lose the entire bet if the dealer has a Blackjack by placing another bet on insurance, which has a value of half your Ante bet. The insurance option is only available if you do not have a Blackjack. In case you have a Blackjack and the dealer’s face-up card is an Ace, you will be asked for ‘EVEN MONEY’.
If the dealer has an Ace and a ten-value card, you lose the initial bet but win 2:1 the insurance bet.
If dealer’s face down card is not a ten-value card, you lose the insurance bet and the game continues as normal. Note that you cannot split nor double after you place an insurance bet.
Note: When the game asks about INSURANCE (Yes or No), tick the “Remember this option” checkbox if you want to make the same choice during the current game play. The “Remember this option” checkbox is only available when playing multiple hands.
- EVEN MONEY – You can choose ‘EVEN MONEY’ when you have Blackjack and the dealer’s face-up card is an Ace. If you take ‘EVEN MONEY’, you win 1:1 on your initial bet and end the game. Even if the dealer has Blackjack, you win instead of having a push.
Note: When the game asks about EVEN MONEY (Yes or No), tick the “Remember this option” checkbox if you want to make the same choice during the current game play. The “Remember this option” checkbox is only available when playing multiple hands.
Step 4: any winnings are added to the balance, and you have the possibility of:
- playing a new game by clicking the NEW GAME button – then proceed to Step 1
- clicking the LAST BET button – then proceed to Step 2
- placing the same bet as the previous game by clicking the REBET & DEAL button – then proceed to Step 3
Note: After a game session restore, the REBET & DEAL and LAST BET buttons will not appear. If your balance does not cover an action, a dialog window will be shown informing you of this.
|Insurance||2:1 the insurance bet|
The Ante bet is won when the player’s hand is closer to 21 than that of the dealer’s, without going over 21.
7. CARD VALUES
All cards come in four suits: Spades, Diamonds, Hearts and Clubs. All suits have equal rank.
|Ace||1 or 11|
8. GAME OPTIONS
The Options button is located in the top left corner of the game screen. Click this button to open the Sound and Game options window.
Click the Save button to save any changes made or the Cancel button to close the options window without saving.
You can change the volume of the game sounds by moving the volume sliders.
You can change the volume for winning sounds, game sounds, background sounds as well as the general volume.
You can enable or disable the following visual effects:
- Game speed – move the slider to increase or decrease the game speed
- Turbo Speed – skip animation
- Enable Mouse Gestures
- Offer insurance – if this option is unchecked, insurance will not be offered
- Offer even money – if this option is unchecked, even money will not be offered
- Show collect cards animation – if this option is checked, at the start of a new game, the cards from the last game will collect to the top left. If this option is unchecked, the cards from the last game are collected instantaneously at the start of new games.
- Keep busted hands on the table – if this option is checked, any busted hand is kept on the table until the game ends. If this option is unchecked, any busted hand is removed from the table upon busting.
- Show warning message – if the option is checked, additional information is displayed during gameplay, such as:
o maximum bet reached
o minimum bet not reached
o bet adjusted
o not enough money to complete action
o not enough money for minimum bet
o no money
o main bet was not placed
o bet was not placed
8.3. Mute button
To turn off the sound completely, click the speaker button in the upper left corner of the game screen, next to the Game options button.
8.4. Rules button
To view the game rules click the ‘?’ button in the upper left corner of the game screen, next to the Mute button.
8.5. History button
To view the detailed history of current game, click the History button next to the Rules button (‘?’ symbol).
To view the payouts for the game, click the Cards symbol next to the History button.
8.7. Mouse gestures
To turn the mouse gestures off/on click the Gestures button, next to the Paytable button.
8.8. Full screen mode
To enable or disable the full screen mode, click the FULLSCREEN button in the upper right corner of the game screen.
8.9. Exit game
To exit the game, click the close button (X) in the upper right corner of the game screen.
9. MOUSE GESTURES
The hand symbol on the middle left of the blackjack table indicates that the game uses mouse gestures. Clicking that button will take you to the rules page where this game functionality is explained.
|Rebet & Deal|
10. KEYBOARD SHORTCUTS
- N – Starts a new game
- Space – Deal / Hit
- Enter – Rebet & Deal
- L – Last bet
- C – Cancel all bets
- D – Double bet
- Left arrow/Right arrow – Split
- S – Stand
- Up arrow/Down arrow, Mouse scroll up/Mouse scroll down – change coin value
- 1, 2, 3 – Bet selected chip on the corresponding bet zone (zone 1, 2, and 3)
- Y – Accept insurance / Accept even money
- N – Refuse insurance / Refuse even money
- O – Show/Hide Options
- M – Mute / Restore volume
- R – Show rules
- F – Full screen
- Esc – Hide windows
- H – Show session history
- P – Open / Close Paytable
Tooltips are available throughout the game. If you hold the mouse cursor over an action item (such as a button), you can view the purpose and the keyboard shortcut for that item.
Note: All keyboard-related ActionScript, is disabled in full-screen mode. The exceptions are:
- Selected non-printing keys, specifically the arrow keys, space bar, and tab key
- Keyboard shortcuts that terminate full-screen mode: Esc (Windows and Mac), Control-W (Windows), Command-W (Mac), and Alt-F4