Atlantic City Blackjack takes some of the features of the original and is often played online. The principal characteristic of this version is that it is played with 8 decks of 52 cards at the end of each hand are mixed. Like other variants player can play the role of banker in banque also which is an individual with the highest wager.
In Atlantic City Blackjack eight 52-card decks (no wildcards) are used. Card decks are being shuffled automatically before every hand, so that card counting is impossible to do.
At the beginning of the hand, the player has to choose his bet. Once the bet has been chosen, the cards are dealt. The banker checks immediately if he may have blackjack (in other words, if he has a ten or an ace).
If he has a blackjack, the banker wins the hand. Generally, the player may buy insurance in Atlantic City Blackjack in order to protect his bet against a dealer blackjack.
The player may draw up to 9 cards, after his initial two, without going over 21. If, after a total of 9 cards dealt, his hand won’t go bust, he won’t take any more cards. In Atlantic City Blackjack, the dealer has to stand his hand anytime he gets a minimum of 17 points, even if he has a “soft 17” (in other words, an ace that may value both 1 and 11).
Atlantic City Blackjack’s rules provide that the player may double on any starting hand, even if this reduces or exceeds the standard value of 9, 10 or 11. Furthermore, the player may double after a “split”. The player can “split” up to three times, when face-cards (Kings, Queens or Jacks) value 10 and, though they are nominally different (i.e., a Queen and a Jack), they may be split. The player can’t have a blackjack after a split, since any combination of two cards valuing 21 will be just 21 points.
Atlantic City Blackjack is one of the most popular and famous Blackjack versions in all world online and land-based casinos. Atlantic City Blackjack is widely spread in the world because it allows his players to double regardless of the starting value of their own hand.