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July 22, 2007.

New Games On PartyCasino - Multi Player Multi Hand Blackjack.

multi player blackjackNew Games On PartyCasino - Multi Player Multi Hand Blackjack Get the Vegas experience playing new Multi Player Multi Hand Blackjack today at PartyCasino. Play more hands, and play with your friends from around the world.

Multi Player Multi Hand Blackjack allows you to play with other players from around the world and/or bet on up-to 5 hands and play them all independently, one after the other. The objective, as allways, is to accumulate cards with point totals as close to 21 without going over 21. The value of a hand is the sum of the point counts of each card in the hand. The value assigned to the cards is as follows:

The cards from 2 through 10 are valued as indicated.
Face cards (Jacks, Queens, and Kings) are all valued at 10 points.
An Ace counts as one or 11: If scoring an 11 would cause your hand value to exceed 21 (bust), an Ace will count as one.
Soft total: A hand containing an Ace that can be counted as 11 without the total going above 21. For example, Ace-6 is soft 17.
Hard total: A hand containing an Ace that can be counted as only one because counting it as 11 would make the hand go over 21. For example, Ace-6-10 is hard 17.
A tie between the player and the house is known as a 'push', and means that no one wins or loses. If the first two cards dealt are an Ace and any 10-point card (Jack, Queen, King or 10), it is known as blackjack, and is an automatic win for the player at 1.5 to 1, unless the house ties.

Game Rules
The min and max bets in the game are shown in the lobby and in the title bar of the game window. The max bet applies only for the initial bet. 8 decks of 52 cards each are used in the Multiplayer version of Blackjack. The deck is shuffled after 20% of the cards in the decks are used. The dealer draws a card on soft 17 and stands on 17 or more. Only one split is allowed.

There is no limit on the number of cards that can be dealt to the dealer or the player. It is limited only by choice (by clicking "STAND") or the hand total being greater than or equal to 21 except in the cases of DOUBLING DOWN and SPLIT ACES where no more than one card will be dealt. If the dealer has a 10, Jack, Queen, King, or Ace as his first card, he will check to see if he has a blackjack before you draw your third card.

How to Play
Each table can accommodate up to five players and the dealer. A player can occupy multiple seats. Click on ‘Take Seat’ to occupy the seat. If you join a table in the middle of a hand, you must wait until the round is over and after that you will be able take your seat and place a bet.

The seat is reserved for you for 20 seconds. Once you have bought into the table left click on the bet area of the respective seat to place the required bet. Then click on ‘DEAL’ to initiate the hand. The cards will only be dealt once all players have clicked on ‘DEAL’ or till the global timer shown at the top left corner is completed. Once you have placed a bet on the table, you may choose to skip the current hand by clicking on the 'Skip' button or to proceed with the bet by clicking on 'DEAL' button.

The cards will be dealt for all the players who had clicked on 'DEAL' button. The dealer deals two cards Face-up to all the active players and deals two cards to himself; the first one being Face-up and the other Face-Down. Dealer checks for blackjack (if Face-up card is a 'Face' card or a 10) before players can draw their third card.

When it is your turn, depending on the strength of your cards, you can choose amongst the following options: 'HIT', 'STAND', 'SURRENDER', ‘DOUBLE’ or 'SPLIT' and are decided as per game rules. If you place a bet but don't play your hand on time (within the time limit, marked by the timer shown just above your account name), you are assumed to have chosen to stand. The system then puts you in the 'Auto stand' mode.

The Player is shown the 'INSURANCE' option if the Dealers Face-up card is an ‘ACE’. After all players play their hands, the dealer's hole card is exposed and his hand is played out. Depending upon the outcome, the hand status (Win/Lose/Bust/Push/Blackjack) is displayed. If all the 5 betting positions bust, the dealer will stand. If the player busts, the player loses the entire bet amount. Once the game has finished the same bets are placed again. You can change your bets befor the next game.

Insurance Bet
Insurance gives you a chance to protect yourself when you believe the dealer has blackjack. If the Dealer's first card (face-up card) is an Ace card, you can opt to insure your hands against the Dealer's blackjack by clicking 'Yes' or 'No' button displayed near the cards dealt. Insurance costs 50% of the bet amount in addition to the initial bet you placed. Once you opt for insurance, the insurance bet is automatically placed and is displayed to the right side of the seat occupied. If you do not take any action when insurance is offered with in 20 seconds, the system considers you have rejected the insurance option and the game continues.

As your point total is announced, you may elect to discontinue play of your hand for that round and surrender one-half of your bet amount. You have the option to surrender on the first two cards. This decision must be made prior to indicating whether you wish to double down, split pairs, stand and/or hit. The 'Surrender' option is offered only after the Dealer has checked to see if he has a blackjack. If the Dealer’s second card results in a blackjack, your entire wager will be collected by the Dealer and the game will come to an end. However, if the Dealer's second card does not result in a blackjack, and you opt for the 'Surrender' option, one half of your bet will be returned to you.

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