Hole card rule
  • If the dealer has an ace showing, he ask for insurance and then takes all losing cards immediately if he has blackjack.

    But what happens when he has a 10? Does he check before or after the players play?

    Just wondering because of the original bets offered option in blackjackinfo.com - In the US, they will only take your original bet and not take your split or double downs in event of dealer blackjack?
  • The dealer 1st checks their hole card with a ten value card showing, and does not offer insurance.
  • Actually it depends on where you are playing. The general rule is for the dealer to check under a "10" before playing but at the Coast casinos (Orleans, Gold Coast, Suncoast and Barbary Coast), the dealer does not look if a "10" is showing. If the dealer does have BJ under the 10, only original bets are lost. Also, Coast casinos don't offer surrender. Makes ya wonder why I keep playing there but I've been doing pretty well so until the luck runs out....
    Hehehe
  • BJ_Fan said:
    Actually it depends on where you are playing. The general rule is for the dealer to check under a "10" before playing but at the Coast casinos (Orleans, Gold Coast, Suncoast and Barbary Coast), the dealer does not look if a "10" is showing. If the dealer does have BJ under the 10, only original bets are lost. Also, Coast casinos don't offer surrender. Makes ya wonder why I keep playing there but I've been doing pretty well so until the luck runs out....
    Hehehe


    Oops, my mistake, I had no idea. Makes no sense to me, but........ :shock:

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