Spirit Mountain Casino offers 18 traditional blackjack tables, spread throughout our smoking and non-smoking areas. For the blackjack enthusiasts that like to branch out, you will also find several variations throughout the casino, including six-deck 21 and double-deck blackjack. Looking for high-stakes blackjack games? You’ll find limits of up to $1,000 on some games! We’re always looking to provide you exciting gaming options, and that is especially true with our blackjack offerings. Our newest blackjack game is Free Bet Blackjack, which is like regular blackjack, but with a twist. See the rules below.
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- If your total is closer to 21 than the dealer's, you win.
- If you "hit" and your total is more than 21, you lose.
- If you and the dealer have the same total, it is a tie, or push.
OBJECT OF THE GAME
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” to ensure fairness, and a majority of our tables use six decks.
PROPER HAND SIGNALS
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” (be dealt another card) or “stand.” (not be dealt another card) Please ask your dealer for the appropriate signals.
SPLIT AND DOUBLE DOWN
Blackjack gives players a variety of options to win big. 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.
FREE BET BLACKJACK
Free Bet Blackjack lets you double down and split... for free! If you choose the free bet options, the dealer will place a special lammer next to your original wager. If you end up winning the hand, you get paid as if you had made a traditional split or double, even though you didn't put any additional money at risk. You may split any pairs for free except 10-value cards. You may double down for free on any hard two-card totals of 9, 10, or 11. Regular doubles and splits are still allowed as well. If the dealer busts with a point total of 22, any bets you have left in action are pushes.
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.
HARD VS. SOFT HANDS
One important aspect of blackjack is “hard” and “soft” hands. These concepts not only affect the rules of when the dealer must hit or stand, but also can also affect the player’s blackjack strategy. A “hard hand” is a hand with no ace. In this situation, an ace must count as 1. A “soft hand” is a hand with an ace. In a soft hand, an ace will count as an 11. Be sure to check the casino rules for more information on hard and soft blackjack hands.