Atlantic City Blackjack Rules & Strategy Card - How To Play
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
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.
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
Spanish, Double Exposure, Gold Series variations and
Triple Sevens progressive blackjack (see left bar menu to find rules and strategies for corresponding game versions).