(It was just bugging the crap out of me to see this any time I play. Yes, I play my own game sometimes : )

House Rules

You've got to beat the dealer by getting closer to 21. The dealer hits on 16 and stays on 17. Numerical cards are worth their value; face cards are worth 10; the ace can be 11 or 1, depending.

Split: Get any two cards of equal value (mixed cards are OK), and you can split the hand with a bet of equal value to the original. You can only split once; and, in the case of split aces, you can only hit once per hand after splitting.

Let's talk about money:

You will get $200 to start. You can bet as much as you like each time. If you win by blackjack (with your first 2 cards), the house pays 3:2. Other wins pay 1:1. If you lose, you lose your bet, obviously. If the dealer's first showing card is an ace, you get a chance to buy insurance for the cost of half your bet. Then if the dealer has blackjack, you keep your stakes. In the case of a push, you keep your stakes as well. Prove you are a real card shark by turning that $200 into $1,000. Run out of money and it's GAME OVER.

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