Atlantic City blackjack is a modified version of the original blackjack game. The players must understand the differences in the rules and play accordingly. Here are some facts you need to know about this varied format of blackjack game.

What is the aim of the game?

The aim of the player in this game is to get close to 21 and beat the dealer as soon as possible. You need not cross 21 in Atlantic City blackjack game.

How to play this game?

The starting of the game is done by each player placing a bet and dealing of cards by the dealer who keeps two cards with himself, one face up and the other one is face down which are otherwise known as hole cards. The game begins by mutual decision of players as to whose turn first and how will they play it in turns.

Player choices

One rule that needs to be kept in mind is you cannot exceed the limit of 21 hands otherwise you get busted and lose. Each player in the game has same choices that mean to hit, to stand, double down and to split cards in two separate hands. After completion of the turn of every player, the dealer reveals his hole card and hit or stand is decided based on the specific rules of the dealer in Atlantic City blackjack.

Ending the game

After completion of the turns of every player and the dealer showing his cards, winner is determined by comparing the hands with dealer. All bets are decided to lose if dealer beats all the players. If the dealer busts or a player reaches 21 hands, the player is paid out depending on the rules of the game.

Specific rules of Atlantic City blackjack

In this form of blackjack, if there is a tie between player and dealer, the player does not lose his bet and the bet of player is returned. In blackjack, payment is done on 2:1 basis but in some casinos, it is 1 ½:1. Splitting of Aces is allowed only once but other cards can be split twice. Doubling the bet is allowed after splitting of hands and it can be done on any of the two card hand.

You are offered betting insurance offer in this game which means if the face up card is ace, you are allowed to place an insurance bet. The hole card of dealer is then checked and if the second card produces blackjack, player is paid out on 2:1 insurance bet. However, if the dealer does not have his blackjack, he will lose insurance bet. Also, you are allowed late surrendering in this game. By now you must have realized that the dealer rules in the game and he must stand on 17 or more hands and must be able to draw hands of 16 or less.