is a simple game with only three betting options: the players
hand, the dealers hand, or a tie. The winning hand is whoever
holds 2 or 3 cards totaling closest to 9. A bet on the players
hand pays 1 to 1, a bet on the dealers hand pays 1 to 1
(plus 5% to the house) and a tie results in a 9 to 1 win.
After the initial bet, no more bets are placed.
The value of cards are: tens and face cards equal 0,
aces count as 1, and cards 2 - 9 are face value.
After all bets have been placed, the dealer continues
to deal a 2 card/face up hand to every player and the dealer. If
a tie occurs in the game, all tie bets are paid and the hand is
over. If anyone receives 2 cards totaling 9, it is considered a
"natural" and the holder automatically wins. If no one
is holding a natural 9, a hand with an 8 becomes a natural winner.
If any player receives a 9 or 8 off the bat they automatically win
(unless the dealer holds a 9 and the player an 8).
If, after the first 2 cards are dealt, no one holds
an 8 or 9, and there are no ties, a third card may be dealt depending
on the total. Check the table below to see when additional cards