Atlantic City Blackjack a blackjack variation that was popularised in the famous New Jersey seaside resort. Now you can play Atlantic City Blackjack in an online blackjack casino from anywhere in the world. The aim of the game of Atlantic City Blackjack is to try and beat the dealer's hand by getting closer to 21 than the dealer without going bust.Download Blackjack
The first thing the player must do when playing Atlantic City Blackjack is to place his bet. The dealer will then deal two cards to the player, both face up. The dealer will also deal two cards to himself, one face up and one face down. The player goes first, and plays his hand by hitting, standing, doubling down, splitting, surrendering, or taking insurance. After the player finishes, the dealer plays his own hand by hitting or standing.
Atlantic City Blackjack is played with eight standard decks of regular playing cards which are shuffled after each game.
There are a number of important blackjack rules to follow, such as if the dealer's hand is bust (i.e. it is more than 21) then the player automatically wins. If the player has a "Blackjack" — an Ace and a card that has a value of 10 — then the player automatically wins.
If the dealer and the player have the same hand, this is know as a "push" and the amount that was bet is redeemed by the player, but no more than that. This also applies if both the player and the dealer get Blackjack.
If the player receives two cards of the same number or value then he has the opportunity to split. This means that a second bet is placed which is a second hand to play. This rule applies if you have a Jack and a Ten, for example, or a King and a Ten. Be aware that it is not possible to get Blackjack when cards have been split; in other words, if cards are split which have a value of ten and then an Ace is drawn, this cannot be considered a 'Blackjack', only a '21'. A player is allowed to split his cards up to three times in a game, apart from Aces, which can only be split once. Remember that with every split taken the player is placing another bet with the same value of the initial bet.
There is also the opportunity to win more money with the Double Down. This allows the player to double his bet, draw one more card, and then stand. Doubling down gives the player a chance to win twice as much money when he has a good hand, but be careful, it is also a chance to lose twice as much money.
The final important rule to remember is insurance. A player can "take insurance" when the first card drawn by the dealer is an Ace. The insurance is taken in case the dealer gets Blackjack. Insurance costs half of the original bet. If the dealer does not have Blackjack, then the player will lose the insurance bet and proceed to play his hand as per usual. If the dealer does have Blackjack, then the insurance is paid out at odds of 2:1.
There are a number of ways to win at Atlantic City Blackjack. If your first two cards are an ace and any card with a value of 10, that's a Blackjack and you win a 3-to-2 jackpot. If the dealer busts, you win the blackjack game. If your cards come closer to 21 without going over, you win at blackjack. The Double Down option and the Split option give opportunities to win twice as much money as your regular blackjack bet. With Insurance, you can win even when you lose if the dealer gets a blackjack. A good blackjack strategy — which means using the blackjack basic strategy table — can help you win at Atlantic City Blackjack consistently.
Blackjack players around the world were gratified when the invention of online blackjack meant that they no longer had to travel to New Jersey to play Atlantic City Blackjack. Now you can play Atlantic City Blackjack online from the comfort of your own home, no matter where that may be. Playing Atlantic City Blackjack online at Wild Jack Casino is the blackjack player's dream come true.
There are many terms that are used in Atlantic City Blackjack which are defined below: