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How to Deal Blackjack
The Game
Double Down on a Shoe Game
Doubling down on a shoe game
           The double down card is delivered face up and perpendicular to the last card in the hand.
Double Down on a Handheld Game
Doubling down on a handheld game
           There are 2 ways to deliver a double down card on a handheld game, the first and most popular way is to place the hit card face down under the players double down bet.
Doubling down on a handheld game
           The second way to deliver the card is face down and perpendicular to the last card.
Doubling For Less
           It is an abnormal move, you must give an alert call to your floor by calling out “Doubling for less”. If the player wins, make sure you pay each bet individually.
Doubling on a hard 12 or higher
           This is another odd move that players do when they are counting cards. Always verify the player’s decision before you call out “Doubling on a hard 12”. Always deliver the card face up because if the player busts then the bet must be immediately taken.
           Make sure that the player does not bet less than their original bet. When one hand is a win and one hand is a loss, pay or take the bet individually. Don’t just leave it, this is lazy and it looks bad for the cameras. On a handheld game, a split must be dealt face up. The player must use the same hand signals that they would on a shoe game. Depending on the casino a player may or may not be allowed to double down after a split.
           Surrender is available at some casinos; the player will announce “Surrender” and using their fingers will draw a line behind their bet. You will take the players bet and place it in the center left of the table. Then with clean money, you will put up half of the amount of the bet. Place it on the center right part of the table where the cameras can see it. Then place the clean money in the betting circle. Pick up the cards and place them in the discard rack. If you have an ace up card do not allow surrender until you’ve checked to see if you have a blackjack. The player cannot take Surrender if the dealer has a blackjack.
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