Atlantic City Blackjack Rules & Strategy Card - How To Play

Atlantic City Blackjack Blackjack is one of the most popular casino game played at all land based and online casinos. Blackjack is a game of skill and chance between you and the Dealer. Microgaming casinos offer Atlantic City Blackjack version that is played with eight standard decks of 52 playing cards that are re-shuffled before each hand / game.

Atlantic City Blackjack is an American hole card game. The Dealer checks for a Blackjack when he is dealt a 10 or an Ace. If the Dealer has a Blackjack, the game is over and the dealer wins. Blackjack always beats any other hand with a value of 21.

You may draw up to 9 additional cards to make a hand of up to 11 cards, provided the value of your hand does not exceed 21. If your hand does not exceeded 21 after receiving 11 cards, you automatically Stand.

How to play Atlantic City Blackjack

The object of all Blackjack games is to beat casino Dealer by either obtaining the highest possible card combination without exceeding 21, or by the Dealer's hand going bust. In Atlantic City version of Blackjack, you can only bet one hand at a time. All face cards (Kings, Queens and Jacks) have a value of ten and the Aces can have a value of one or eleven. Please read our basic blackjack rules to learn more about the general terms and rules of the game.

Atlantic City Blackjack Rules in Brief:
  • 8 card decks
  • Dealer stands on soft 17
  • You may double after a split
  • You may double on any first two cards
  • Re-splitting to three hands
  • Dealer peeks for Blackjack
  • One bet position
  • Late surrender allowed

Atlantic City Blackjack Strategy Card

Some casinos offer Insurance bets if the Dealer has Ace. For Insurance you place half your original bet. If the dealer gets Blackjack, you are paid at 2:1 but lose your original bet. If the dealer does not get Blackjack you lose your insurance bet. Insurance is not recommended in Atlantic City game and most the other versions. If you follow the following strategy you can decrease the house edge up to 0.365% or even less with card counting. The strategy is very similar to the Vegas Strip blackjack game.

Atlantic City Blackjack strategy card

Basic blackjack strategy is shown as table with the dealer's up card in the first row and player's two card combination in the second column. The entries in the table tell you what to do (Hit, Stand, Double Down or Split) depending on the different combinations of dealer's and player's hands. Optimal Atlantic City Blackjack strategy tables for rules of Microgaming online casinos are shown above for player's hard totals, soft totals, and pairs.

Today Microgaming powered online casinos offers about 10 different versions of Blackjack including: Atlantic City Blackjack, Vegas Strip, Vegas Downtown, Multi-hand BJ, European, Spanish, Double Exposure, Gold Series variations and Triple Sevens progressive blackjack (see left bar menu to find rules and strategies for corresponding game versions).

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