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Unix Version 7 - man page for bj (v7 section 6)

BJ(6)					   Games Manual 				    BJ(6)

       bj - the game of black jack


       Bj is a serious attempt at simulating the dealer in the game of black jack (or twenty-one)
       as might be found in Reno.  The following rules apply:

       The bet is $2 every hand.

	    A player `natural' (black jack) pays $3.  A dealer natural loses $2.  Both dealer and
	    player naturals is a `push' (no money exchange).

	    If the dealer has an ace up, the player is allowed to make an `insurance' bet against
	    the chance of a dealer natural.  If this bet is not taken, play  resumes  as  normal.
	    If	the  bet  is taken, it is a side bet where the player wins $2 if the dealer has a
	    natural and loses $1 if the dealer does not.

	    If the player is dealt two cards of the same value, he is allowed to `double'.  He is
	    allowed  to  play two hands, each with one of these cards.	(The bet is doubled also;
	    $2 on each hand.)

	    If a dealt hand has a total of ten or eleven, the player may `double down'.   He  may
	    double the bet ($2 to $4) and receive exactly one more card on that hand.

	    Under  normal  play,  the  player may `hit' (draw a card) as long as his total is not
	    over twenty-one.  If the player `busts' (goes over twenty-one), the dealer	wins  the

	    When  the  player  `stands'  (decides not to hit), the dealer hits until he attains a
	    total of seventeen or more.  If the dealer busts, the player wins the bet.

	    If both player and dealer stand, the one with the largest total wins.   A  tie  is	a

       The  machine  deals and keeps score.  The following questions will be asked at appropriate
       times.  Each question is answered by y followed by a new line for `yes', or just new  line
       for `no'.

       ?	 (means, `do you want a hit?')
       Double down?

       Every  time  the  deck  is shuffled, the dealer so states and the `action' (total bet) and
       `standing' (total won or lost) is printed.  To exit, hit the interrupt key (DEL)  and  the
       action and standing will be printed.


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