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13.Gambling around the Globe
One of the most popular casino games. Can you draw cards closer to 21 than the dealer? 
Choose the correct answer.

1. Blackjack is one of the most popular casino games. The object of the game is to draw cards with a total closer to (  ) than the dealer's total without going over (  ).

a) 19 b) 20 c) 21
2. Cards are dealt clockwise from a dealing device called a (   )or from a shuffling machine. You are dealt two cards, while the dealer takes one card. The cards are dealt face-up so you can see your point value.
a) sock b) shoe c) hat

3. Picture cards (Jack, Queen and King) count as 10. Aces count as (  ) or (  ), whichever is to your advantage. Any other cards (2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9,10) count as face value.

a) 1 or 10 b) 1 or 11 c) 1 or 12
4. If your first two cards are an Ace and any ten-point card, you have Blackjack. The dealer will announce Blackjack and pay you at odds of 3 to 2. In the event that the dealer also makes Blackjack, the hand will be a stand-off (a tie or draw) and you will neither win nor lose. However, if the dealer makes any other total including (  ) with three cards or more, your Blackjack will win.
a)  20 b) 21 c) 22
5. If you do not have Blackjack on your first two cards, you may decide to stand (draw no more cards) or hit (draw more cards) until you decide to stand, or until your point total goes over 21, in which case you (  ). You must hit if the point total of your cards is 11 or less.
a) win b) lose

6. If you finish closer to 21 than the dealer's total, you win and will be paid even money. If you and the dealer have the same totals, you have a stand-off. In the event that the dealer has Blackjack, you lose. If you also have Blackjack, in which case you have a (  ).

a) lose b) win c) stand-off
7. In the game of Blackjack you can place a bet on a box (playing area) or behind another player’s bet. Up to (   ) players may bet on one box, provided that the total of all bets remains within the maximum limits displayed on the table sign.
a) three b) five c) seven
8. You may not handle, (    ) any cards used in the game of Blackjack. Although the dealer will call out the card totals, it is your responsibility to also check that your point totals are correct.
a) hide b) remove c) throw

9. You may double your original bet if your first two cards total 9, 10 or 11, but not if either of your first cards is an Ace. If you decide to (  ), you place an additional bet equal to your original bet. You will then receive one additional card on that hand.

a) double b) triple
Splitting Pairs
10. If your first two cards have the same point value, you may ask the dealer to split your hand, to form separate pairs, by betting an amount equal to the original bet. Each hand will be played and completed in turn. At least one card will be dealt to each hand. If the two cards dealt to the split hand total (   ) you may double, providing the hand does not contain an Ace.

a) 1, 2 or 3 b) 5, 6 or 7 c) 9, 10 or 11


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