A Quick Introduction
If you’ve played the 12BET IDN game Blackjack in other forms, you know that you and the other players are competing against the dealer. A pure Blackjack consists of 2 cards, one of which is the Ace, and the other is any of these cards: the Jack, Queen, and the King or 10.
A standard deck of cards must be used for this game—in this case, we are using 4. You can choose to be a dealer or player in this version of Blackjack. Should you decide to be a dealer, though, you need to have a specific chip count.
Note: The dealer position will always be directly in front of the player. (i.e., dealer is on top, player will be below them)
Be mindful of the basic rules of Blackjack. Each card in the deck can be valued as:
- Aces are either 1 or 11
- Cards from 2-10 are valued at face value
- All picture cards (royalty/Jack, Queen, and King) are valued at 10
- Suits aren’t relevant to the game
Once the dealer reaches 17 or has gone bust, there is no more action. Bets can be settled on the following basis:
- Players can be paid out x2 of the bet if the get dealt a pure Blackjack (any card that is valued 10 + an Ace) and the dealer does not have one.
- A player wins equal to the bet if they avoid going Bust. They can also win if they have a higher valued hand than the dealer.
- A player wins equal to the bet if the player avoids going busted and the dealer goes Busted.
- A player that goes Bust will lose their bet, regardless of the dealer’s hand.
- A player loses their bet if the value of their hand is lower than that of the dealer’s hand.
- A player’s bet is returned if the value of their hand is the same as the dealer’s hand.
- A player’s bet is returned if both they and the dealer are dealt a pure Blackjack.
How to Play
Choose a Seat
Note: The game will not start unless the dealer and at least one player sits down.
Starting a Hand
To start a hand, you should choose how many chips you want to bet and then hit the ‘Confirm Bet’ button. You can hit ‘Clear Bet’ if you want to adjust the amount or choose ‘Last Bet’ to place your previously decided bet.
You will then be dealt two cards after you have placed your bet. Both cards will be face up. The dealer will also receive two cards, but only one of these are revealed.
Hitting or Standing
After you receive your hand, you must decide how your first act will be. There are two standard options here: Hit or Stand.
Choosing Stand will cause you to receive no more cards. This is a good choice if you want to wait and see what the dealer’s hand is.
If you choose Hit, you will get another card. You can keep Hitting until your hand values 21 or you go bust. Going Bust will cause you to lose your bet.
If the dealer is revealed to have an Ace in their hand, you are given the option to insure against the dealer having a potential Blackjack in your 12BET game.
If you bet to insure, this will cost you half your original wager. Your wager pays out at 2:1 if the dealer does have a Blackjack; you lose it if they don’t. In the image, the dealer doesn’t have a Blackjack, so the insurance is lost.
If you are dealt two cards of the same value, you will have the option to Split those cards into two hands. If you do this, you will have to place additional chips equal to the value of your initial bet.
Each card will then form a new hand and another card will be dealt for each new hand on the table. Those two hands will be played as normal, with one bet on your original hand, and your additional bet on the other. Both hands can still make a pure Blackjack (cards valued at 10 + Ace) and can also hit more than 1 card (up to a maximum of 7) on each hand.
There are some situations where you will be able to Double your bet once your original hand has been dealt with. When you Double, only one more card is dealt to you. You’ll also have to stick with your cards, regardless of what value the additional card is.
You can choose to Surrender once you have been dealt your first hand. When you Surrender, you forfeit half your bet and take no further part in the round.
In this image, notice how the player bets 10000 and only loses 5000.
You can buy a Jackpot each round. Look for this box in the lower left column:
The calculation of a Jackpot depends on a card in the dealer’s hand and 2 cards on the player’s own hand. Here is an example of a combination from the dealer and the player: a Three-of-a-Kind hand that wins the Jackpot.
Dealer’s card: Ace
Player’s Card: Ace, Ace
The Jackpot is awarded to both the player and the dealer. You can see a list of the Jackpot prizes, as well as the allowed combinations, in the Jackpot menu (as pictured in the image below):
When you play as the dealer, you have limited options. The choices to Split, Double, or Surrender aren’t available. You can only Hit or Stand.
Dealers must Stand if they have a value that adds up to 17 or above. The dealer must Hit if the value of their hand is 16 or below. If they go Bust, all the players that are still in play wins.
Note: The Hit and Stand action of a dealer is automatic. The only option that requires a manual action is buying the Jackpot.
That’s it for the basics of P2P IDN Blackjack. Good luck and have fun!