Clicking on the deal button after placing a bet starts a new game.
Clicking on the hit button will deal the player an additional card. Clicking on the stand button will keep the player hand at its current value.
If the players first two cards are of the same value (i.e. 7, 7, or Q, K) he may split them into 2 separate hands, placing a second wager of equal value. The player then proceeds to draw cards as usual, with these exceptions:
If a player splits two aces, he receives only one additional card for each hand. A hand totaling 21 after splitting aces is considered 21, not BlackJack.
When a player has been dealt two cards and believes that a third card will give him a position to beat the dealers hand, he can double. His wager is doubled, and he is allowed to hit and receive just one additional card.
Insurance gives the player a chance to protect himself when he believes the dealer might have BlackJack. If the dealers first card is an ace, he is considered to have a fair chance of getting BlackJack. If the player believes the dealers hole card (face down) value is 10, the player may purchase insurance against dealer BlackJack at the price of half their initial bet. If the dealer does have BlackJack, the insurance pays 2 to 1, which corresponds to the amount of the initial bet. If the player has bought insurance and the dealer does not have BlackJack, the player loses his insurance. The players initial bet is then settled by comparing his cards with the dealers. If the dealer and the player both have BlackJack, the game results in a push.
Late Insurance allows the player to delay the placement of an insurance bet until the end of the player turn.
Surrender gives the player a chance to protect himself when he believes that he will lose the current hand. Once a player hits surrender, the player will receive 50% of his current bet and 50% will go to the house.