vsjack is a variation on blackjack’s basic rules. The basic game is the same. The only variation is that players take turns being the dealer. It rotates with the person on the far left becoming the dealer. In vsjack there are no rules for how you have to play when you are dealer. This changes the game quite a bit and means that if you’re dealer, you decide what happens last.
The object of the game is to get 21 or to get as close to 21 as you can.
Whoever has more points, up to 21, of the dealer and each individual player wins the hand. If the dealer and player have the same amount of points or are both bust the hand is a push (meaning both player and dealer keep their bets).
If you go above 21 (22+), as dealer or player, you bust. This means you lose against any number under 22.v
Everyone is dealt 2 cards to start off with, the dealer’s second card is dealt face down so all other players are playing without knowing what the dealer’s hand will be.
- Numbered cards are worth the number they have, an 8 is worth 8 points, etc.
- Face cards (King, Queen, Jack) and 10′s are worth 10 points.
- An Ace is worth either 1 or 11. If you go above 21 when you have an Ace that is being valued at 11 it will change to 1 so you do not bust.
- Blackjack is when your first 2 cards are an Ace and a card with the value of 10 (either a 10 or a King, Queen, or Jack).
- If a player gets blackjack and the dealer does not have blackjack the dealer pays the player with blackjack before the first player acts.
- If both a player and the dealer have blackjack their bets are pushed (which means they both get their bets back).
- If the dealer gets blackjack the dealer beats all players who don’t have blackjack and they do not get the chance to take any cards.
- When a player is dealt 2 cards that are identical and split them the hands that are created then will not be counted as blackjack even if they are an Ace and a card with the value of 10.
- You take another card which will add to your point total. If you go over 21 you are bust, if not, you have the option to take another card (unless you reach 21 or are the dealer and won the hand by taking that card).
- You are finished with your turn and ready to pass the action on to the next player (or end play for the hand if you are dealer).
- You double your bet (if you were betting 1 you double your bet to 2) and take one card (not available as dealer). After you get that card your turn ends.
- If you have 2 identical cards in your first two cars (3, 3 or Jack, Jack) you can split them into two hands. Those two hands play just like any hand. You play one after the other (not available as dealer).
The dealer is always playing against all other players so if you are the dealer you need to watch what all other players have. If you are not the dealer you only need to beat the dealer to win.
Here are some more tutorials:
How to play vsJack
Some special rules at vsJack
How to play multiple tables
How to play in early position
How to play as dealer
A little about Achievements at vsJack
How to play a tournament
How to register for a tournament
More tournament details
The simple difference between casino blackjack and vsJack