- The Cards
3.1 The game of Blackjack shall be played with either three decks or four decks or six decks or eight decks of cards, each deck having 52 cards without jokers, with backs the same color and design and a cutting card, provided however that the Super Sevens or Perfect Pairs option described in rule 14 shall be played with either six decks or eight decks of cards.
3.2 The value of cards shall be as follows:
3.2.1 an ace shall have a value of 11 except when that would give a player Slot Gacor Hari Ini or the dealer a point total in excess of 21, in which case, it shall have a value of 1 and except as provided in rule 11.2;
3.2.2 any card from 2 to 10 inclusive shall have its face value; and
3.2.3 any jack, queen or king shall have a value of 10.
3.3 Cards shall be checked by a dealer or a game supervisor prior to use on a gaming table.
3.4 Cards may be removed from the table and replaced with new cards, at the discretion of a casino supervisor, upon the completion of:
3.4.1 a round of play in which the cutting card is exposed and prior to a shuffle when a card shoe is used; or
3.4.2 any round of play when a shuffling device is used.
3.5 All cards used in the game of Blackjack shall be dealt from a card shoe or shuffling device specifically designed for such purpose and located on the table to the left of the dealer. All cards shall be dealt:
3.5.1 face upwards; or
3.5.2 the first two cards to each player may be dealt face downwards with the prior approval of an inspector. In this instance the players must expose the first two cards prior to receiving a third card.
3.6 Where rule 3.5.2 applies, the cards may be handled by the player, but may not leave the area of the table layout, nor be held away from the table.
3.7 No person shall handle, remove or alter any cards used in the game of Blackjack other than as provided for in rule 3.5.2.
3.8 Each player at the table shall be responsible for correctly computing the point total of their hand and no player shall be entitled to rely on the point total announced by the dealer.
- The Shuffle and Cut
4.1 The dealer shall either use a multishuffler (which shall be positioned adjacent to the Blackjack table and to the left of the dealer) or manually shuffle the cards so that they are randomly intermixed:
4.1.1 immediately prior to the start of play;
4.1.2 when the cutting card is exposed or drawn as the first card of a new round of play; or
4.1.3 at the completion of the round of play in which the cutting card is drawn.
4.2 After the cards have been shuffled, the dealer shall offer the stack of cards, with backs facing away from him/her, to the players to be cut. The player to cut the cards shall be:
4.2.1 the first player to the table if the game is just commencing;
4.2.2 the player on whose playing area the cutting card appeared during the last round of play;
4.2.3 the player at the farthest point to the right of the dealer if the cutting card appeared on the dealer’s hand during the last round of play;
4.2.4 the player at the farthest point to the right of the dealer if the cutting card is exposed or drawn as the first card of a new round of play; or
4.2.5 the player at the farthest point to the right of the dealer if the cards are replaced in accordance with these rules.
4.3 If the player designated in rule 4.2 refuses the cut, the cards shall be offered to each player moving clockwise around the table until a player accepts the cut. If no player accepts the cut, a game supervisor or, in the absence of a game supervisor a casino supervisor, shall cut the cards.
4.4 The person designated in rule 4.2 or 4.3 shall cut the cards by placing the cutting card in the stack at least one deck in from either end of the stack.
4.5 Once the cutting card has been inserted by the person designated in these rules the dealer shall take all cards in front of the cutting card and place them to the back of the stack, after which the dealer shall insert the cutting card in the stack up to half way in from the back of the stack. The stack of cards shall then be inserted in the card shoe for commencement of play.
4.6 When a shuffling device is used, the operation of rules 4.1 to 4.5 inclusive are amended to the extent necessary for the following to have effect:
4.6.1 prior to the start of play or the introduction of new cards in accordance with rule 3.4, the new decks of cards shall be manually shuffled by the dealer before being placed in the shuffling device;
4.6.2 cards shall be placed in the shuffling device to be shuffled;
4.6.3 the cards shall not be cut; and
4.6.4 the shuffling device takes the place of the card shoe.
4.7 The first card from the card shoe or shuffling device shall be burned by placing it face down in the discard rack and shall not be exposed.
5.1 All wagers shall be placed by means of chips and/or casino promotional tokens or vouchers.
5.2 A wager by a player shall be placed on the appropriate playing areas of the Blackjack layout prior to the first card being dealt for each round of play.
5.3 Except as provided in these rules or until a decision and settlement has been made in respect of any wager, no wager may be handled, placed, increased or withdrawn after the first card of the round of play has been dealt.
5.4 Up to three players may wager on any one playing area of the blackjack layout but a casino supervisor may restrict the number of players to less than three.
5.5 Where more than one player wagers on a playing area the decisions with regard to the cards dealt to that area shall be called by:
5.5.1 the player who is seated at the playing area;
5.5.2 where there is no seated player, the player with the highest wager in the box;
5.5.3 where all wagers are of equal value, the player whose wager is nearest the dealer.
5.6 The dealer shall, prior to the commencement of a round of play, ascertain the player who shall call the decisions with respect to any playing area in accordance with rule 5.5.
5.7 The dealer shall ensure that:
5.7.1 the player calling the decisions places his/her wager in the portion of the playing area nearest to the dealer’s side of the table; and
5.7.2 all other players wagering on the playing area place their wagers in a vertical line with the wager referred to in rule 5.7.1.
5.8 A player may be permitted to wager on more than one playing area at a Blackjack table providing that, where there are insufficient seats at the table to accommodate player demand, a player wagering on more than one playing area shall give up a playing area or playing areas to accommodate other players.
5.9 Where it is not possible to pay a wager exactly in chips it shall be paid to the next highest amount to which payment can be made in chips.
5.10 A casino supervisor may, where a card shoe is in use, restrict any player who has not made a wager on the first round of play or who declines to place a wager on any given round of play during the course of a shoe of cards, to wagering the minimum wager displayed at the table until that shoe of cards is completed and a re-shuffle occurs.
5.11 A Casino Duty Manager may restrict a player to the table minimum wager in accordance with the provisions of rule 5.10 for the duration of all further shoes of cards where the player does not make a wager on the first round of play or declines to place a wager on any given round of play. An inspector must be notified prior to a player being so restricted under this rule.
5.12 A Casino Duty Manager may limit a player to one playing area and to the minimum wager for that playing area displayed on
the sign at the Blackjack table. An inspector must be notified prior to a player being so restricted under this rule.
5.13 Notwithstanding rule 5.8, a casino supervisor may reserve a series of playing areas at a table for the sole use of a specific player.