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Blackjack rules

Are most casino's Blackjack's rule double down on any 2 cards & house Blackjack will take players' original bet if they split & double down? I knew Galaxy casino BJ double down on 9,10 & 11 & house take all split bets when dealer have BJ. Appreciate fellow BJ players to clear my doubts. Thank you.

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1. Re: Blackjack rules

There's a great website that you may be interested in, called wizardofmacau.com, here's a link

http://wizardofmacau.com/games/blackjack.html

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Thanks. I have been using this website. But still can't more exact information regarding this aspect.

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Been to Macau twice in past 2 months to play Blackjack, and also had detailed communications with the following Casinos to clarify their Blackjack Rules:

VENETIAN; GALAXY; STARWORLD, GRAND LISBOA, WYNN*; MGM"

All of the following Casinos use the same Blackjack Rules (except where noted): CSM/6-deck (Continuous Shuffle Machine); DAS (Double after splits allowed); Split Pairs up to 4 hands*; Lose only original Bet after Dealer BJ; Dealer Stands on all 17's; ES10 (Early Surrender allowed before Dealer checks for BJ, except Dealer Ace).**

*WYNN and MGM also permit Re-Splitting of Aces up to 4 hands.

** Caution: Casinos differ on procedure as to timing/method of player Surrender -- some Casinos require this to be done prior to any player at the table being dealt additional cards; while others require it to be done at your turn. Ask their Rule; or best to simply signal surrender immediately to ensure not missed.

Note Also: All Casinos above (except Galaxy) serve complimentary alcoholic beverages to table players.

Finally, special note on City of Dreams Casino -- same rules as above (and service of alcholic beverages including very good Austrialian Wine); EXCEPT only permit Players to Split Pairs up to 3 hands. However, per my suggestion, the Director of Operations is currently reconsidering rule with Exec. Mgt.

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Forgot to mention: As of 1/1/2013 Macau instituted a new SMOKING BAN law, including Casinos; that at a minimum is supposed to require non-smoking sections. Some of the Casinos are enforcing the ban better than others. Wynn, MGM, Galaxy doing a good job. Venetian not so good (seem to be totally ignoring it). Hopefully, Govt will continue crackdown and fines until enforced fairly and uniformly.

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5. Re: Blackjack rules

I play Blackjack at Macau regularly. And I must say the best places to play, in terms of rules, are at Wynn and MGM. Or if you are looking for low minimum. The best place is at Lisboa. The minimum is 100hk$. Minimum at Wynn & MGM are 300hk$. The Wynn also gives very good comps. Always get a member card before u play at each casino. You can check-out the details of rules at www.wizardofmacau.com And good luck to you.

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You can double down on any two cards.

At some Sands casinos and some Galaxy casinos, you will lose both bets if you split vs a Dealer 21. The Venetian and Sands follows that rule for Sands casinos and all Galaxy casinos except the main Galaxy property also plays like that.

Furthermore, the best Blackjack in Macau is found at Pharoah's Palace with a house edge of 0%. After that it's MGM, Wynn and Lan Kwai Fong because they let you split Aces up to 4 times.

Wizard of Macau is negligent in that area and it needs to be updated. That's why I check out www.feichangaomen.com. It's all in Chinese but it is way more up to date and thorough than wizard of macau.

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#6 -- Thanks for the information. I tried the feichangaomen website. I can read Chinese, but I couldn't find rule updates. Can you point me to them; where on their home page is the tab or button? I found the link to the BJ practice table. Thanks.

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www.feichangaomen.com/youxi_zl_desc.php…

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Thanks, that's just what I wanted.

Maybe I should dig out my old Pharaoh's Palace members card. Can't remember why I stopped going there. This is the one in the venerable Landmark Hotel, right?

You seem to know your way around there as well as speaking the language, and I'd like to ask you a completely unrelated question if you don't mind. I'm wondering about the word "kong" when players at the BJ table shout it, hoping for the dealer to bust a stiff hand. Also hear it at the baccarat tables, where such a card can be worth either zero or 10.

I understand that it means a face card or a ten, but I am trying to figure out what Hanzi character it is. 空 would make sense for the meaning as zero, but not for the meaning as being worth 10.

Edited: 21 June 2013, 01:47
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they're saying "gong" . 公。 You're right, it means face card.