This screen is loaded each time you start the app. In this screen you can set options to use at the start of the game.
Single Player - Play alone against the dealer
1 Virt. Player - Play with one virtual player at the table
2 Virt. Player - Play with two virtual players at the table
Select where you want to sit at the blackjack table. If you are facing the dealer:
SEAT 3 - To the left of the dealer
SEAT 2 - Middle of the table
SEAT 1 - To the right of the dealer
You may change the default wager to use at the start of each hand either by editing the text box or using the up/down arrows
This displays your current earnings. Earnings are stored and carried from game to game. By default you start with $500. Pressing the reset button will reset your earnings back to $500. If you run out of money during game play and continue playing, the system will automatically place a $25 on your behalf.
When you are satisfied with the settings press the "Start Game" to launch the game. Please note if you want to make changes during game play you can use the menu items available at the end of each hand by pressing the menu button on your phone.
This button will reset all settings to the original default but not your current earnings.
At the start of each new hand, the dealer will deal cards out to all players in the game starting from the dealer's left to right if there are multiple players.
Your hand is denoted with a "YOU" beneath the card.
The orange arrow on the lower left hand corner of a hand denotes the current hand in play.
Your current wager is shown above your hand.
Your current earnings are shown below the hand.
HIT - double tap anywhere on the screen except over a button
STAND - Slide/Fling anywhere on the screen
DOUBLE DOWN - If you have enough earnings to double down, an orange "Double Down" button will appear above your hand. When you double down you are doubling your bet and committing to stand after receiving exactly one more card. Your bet is automatically increased to double of your original bet or if you don't have enough earnings to double your bet it will bet your remaining earnings.
SPLIT - If the first two cards of your hand has the same value, you can split them (if you have enough earnings) into two hands with a second bet equaling your original bet on the second hand. If you can split your hand, an orange "S" button will appear on the top right of your hand.
INSURANCE - If the dealer's upcard is an ace, you will be offered the option of taking "insurance" when it is your turn. Insurance is a side bet that the dealer has blackjack and is treated independently from your main wager. When you take insurance, a side bet of half of your orignal wager is placed automatically. If you don't have earnings to cover half of your original wager, a side bet of your remaining earnings will be placed if you choose to take insurance. If you can take insurance, an orange "I" button will appear on the bottom right of your hand.
Natural Blackjack (Obtaining 21 with only two cards) pays 3:2
Insurance pays 2:1
Normal wins against the dealer pay 1:1
Pressing your phone's menu button gives access to the menu items. Depending where you are during game play, different menu items will be made available. At the end of each game you can use the menu options to change your seat location, game mode, or reset your earnings before the start of a new hand.
At any time you can access this help through the menu button.